President Obama Supports Acupuncture

on 14 January 2010. 1-14-2010: Healthcare reform may include alternative medicine therapy language. In a recent town hall meeting in St. Louis, MO, President Obama noted that he supports acupuncture. A licensed acupuncturist noted that the National Institutes of Health and the Wold Health Organization have ‚Äúdiscovered through their studies that alternative medicine is often … Continue reading President Obama Supports Acupuncture

A Little History of Acupuncture

I’ve been reading a lot lately on the history of CAM or Complementary and Alternative Medicine in order to prepare for my class next semester at the University of Iowa. One of the things I’m interested in is history of CAM, and in that research, have learned that Acupuncture actually came to Europe in the … Continue reading A Little History of Acupuncture

New U of I course next semester

Laura has been chosen by the University of Iowa to teach “Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” starting in January. It is a survey course, taught in the Global Health Studies Program. This course will be an overview of many of the major ideas and approaches that make up Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in … Continue reading New U of I course next semester

Acupuncture and Exercise Helpful for Breast Cancer Support

Two new studies from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offer hope for breast cancer survivors struggling with cancer-related pain and swelling, and point to ways to enhance muscular strength and body image. The studies appear in a first of its kind monograph from the Journal … Continue reading Acupuncture and Exercise Helpful for Breast Cancer Support

Laser Acupuncture Relieves Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Laser acupuncture alleviates pain for patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Laser acupuncture employs the use of cold lasers and does not burn the skin or involve the use of needles. TMD disorders include structural abnormalities and muscular disorders of the temporomandibular joint region. TMD is a major cause of orofacial pain. Researchers demonstrate that noninvasive … Continue reading Laser Acupuncture Relieves Temporomandibular Joint Pain