Acupuncture Helps War Veterans Sleep Better

Acupuncture Helps War Veterans Sleep Better 17 JULY 2018 Emory University and Atlanta VA Medical Center researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of sleep disorders for veterans with PTSD and brain injuries. The research team concludes that acupuncture produces significant improvements in both subjective and objective sleep parameters for veterans with mild traumatic brain … Continue reading Acupuncture Helps War Veterans Sleep Better

Acupuncture Provides Parkinson’s Disease Relief

Acupuncture Provides Parkinson’s Disease Relief 07 JULY 2018 Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for the alleviation of Parkinson’s disease. Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hangzhou, China) researchers conducted a study comparing the effects of drug therapy as a standalone procedure with acupuncture plus drug therapy in an integrated treatment protocol. Based on the … Continue reading Acupuncture Provides Parkinson’s Disease Relief

Acupuncture Halts Neck Pain From Disc Degeneration

Acupuncture Halts Neck Pain From Disc Degeneration 28 JUNE 2018 Researchers confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of cervical spondylosis, a painful disorder caused by intervertebral disc degeneration. The term cervical spondylosis refers to general wear and tear of the discs in the cervical spine. Often with age, the spinal discs degenerate and … Continue reading Acupuncture Halts Neck Pain From Disc Degeneration

Acupuncture Found Effective for Postoperative Pain Relief

Acupuncture Found Effective for Postoperative Pain Relief 20 JUNE 2018 Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the effectiveness of epidural morphine analgesia for the relief of pain after intestinal cancer surgery. Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers combined scalp acupuncture with epidural morphine analgesia in a controlled clinical trial. Patients receiving both epidural morphine … Continue reading Acupuncture Found Effective for Postoperative Pain Relief

Acupuncture Improves Knee Meniscus Repair

Acupuncture Improves Knee Meniscus Repair 22 MARCH 2018 Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the effectiveness of rehabilitation exercises after knee meniscus repair surgery. [1] Patients receiving acupuncture in a controlled clinical trial had less quadriceps atrophy, limping, locking, pain, and swelling than patients receiving only rehabilitation exercises. Patients receiving acupuncture also had significantly better range … Continue reading Acupuncture Improves Knee Meniscus Repair

Acupuncture Relief of Nasal Allergies Confirmed

Acupuncture Relief Of Nasal Allergies Confirmed 26 APRIL 2018 Acupuncture soothes nasal allergy symptoms. Investigators at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 30 independent clinical trials with a sample size of 2,602 allergic rhinitis patients. [1] The researchers (Tang et al.) conclude, “Acupuncture, either used alone or combined with … Continue reading Acupuncture Relief of Nasal Allergies Confirmed

CUPPING is HERE

We’ve been doing cupping at Acupuncture of Iowa for the last 25 years. Laura Christensen is a Licensed Acupuncturist who practices cupping and all other asian medical therapies professionally and safely. Cupping is effective for many types of pain and muscle tension. Call today to schedule your appointment. 319-341-0031

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 “discovered 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