Acupuncture Ankylosing Spondylitis Relief Confirmed 28 MARCH 2018 Researchers conclude that acupuncture and herbal medicine provide relief for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis characterized by inflammation of the spine, joints, tendons, or ligaments. Long-term, AS can lead to ankylosis, which is stiffening and often immobility caused by fusion … Continue reading Acupuncture Ankylosing Spondylitis Relief Confirmed
Acupuncture Found Effective for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 07 JUNE 2018 Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Researchers at the Beijing Chaoyang Fatou Community Health Service Center conducted a study comparing the effects of warm needling acupuncture, standard acupuncture, and sham acupuncture.  Based on the data, the researchers conclude that … Continue reading Acupuncture Found Effective for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Acupuncture And Herbs Proven Effective For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treatment 29 MAY 2018 Researchers find acupuncture combined with herbal medicine effective for the treatment of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease. Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers investigated the effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on patients with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.  The combined … Continue reading Acupuncture and Herbs Proven Effective for PID Treatment
Acupuncture and Drugs Found Equally Effective For Mild Depression 25 MAY 2018 Guangdong Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital researchers find acupuncture with moxibustion produces similar positive patient outcomes rates as the drug paroxetine for treatment of mild to moderate depression. In the study, true acupuncture produced similar results as paroxetine (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, … Continue reading Acupuncture and Drugs Found Equally Effective For Mild Depression
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.  The researchers (Tang et al.) conclude, “Acupuncture, either used alone or combined with … Continue reading Acupuncture Relief of Nasal Allergies Confirmed
Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks 07 APRIL 2018 Researchers find acupuncture effective for relieving allergic asthma, a type of asthma triggered by allergens (e.g., dust mites, mold, pollen, foods). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, sinusitis, rhinitis, a general feeling of malaise, and sneezing. In a randomized controlled trial of 1,445 patients, acupuncture provided lasting … Continue reading Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks
In China, continuing research into the functions of Chinese herbals results in the development of new medicines
We just got back from a two day workshop with Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods. It was very interesting, if not daunting. His book is a huge one, full of information about Chinese medicine and using diet to heal diseases. The big news was that parasites are a huge part of most … Continue reading Healing Through Whole Foods
Thoughts on late summer and the earth element.
Examples of problems with feng shui in home or office. Demonstration of the ideas of wind and water and how they can be manipulated to improve Qi through feng shui principles.