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

New Perspectives on Japanese Acupuncture

Laura has just returned from a 3-day seminar with a renowned Japanese acupuncturist, Tsuyoshi Shimamura, from Osaka Japan. The seminar was held in Portland, OR, where Laura has been attending similar seminars all of this year. This seminar was a great reminder of how very simple, focused interventions can sometimes make a bigger change than … Continue reading New Perspectives on Japanese Acupuncture

Cleveland Clinic Serves up Chinese Herbs

The prestigious Cleveland Clinic has opened a Chinese Herb clinic in association with its integrative medicine services. The sources of Chinese herbs have been found to be very good, so the herbs are considered safe. Patients are supervised by a physician and herbs are prescribed according to traditional Chinese standards by a professional Chinese herbalist. American acupuncture schools regularly train clinicians to prescribe Chinese herbal formulas.