Your IVF treatment: Are you a “passenger”?

Fertility treatment and especially IVF can be a seriously tough and complicated journey. Making the right and informed decisions right at the beginning may save you years of treatment. A mini-book “Must-Ask Questions for IVF Newbies” was recommended by one of my patients. This little gem is written by a patient who took an active […]

IVF acupuncture success

IVF acupuncture – a video report

Acupuncture improves IVF success rates. One of my Acupuncture and IVF patients has emailed me this video I’m happy to share here. If you would like to learn more about acupuncture and IVF research, check out this website.

How acupuncture helps dementia

Dementia – Acupuncture improves cognitive function

Acupuncture improves cognitive function of patients suffering from vascular dementia.

Acupuncture effect on stroke depression

Acupuncture for post-stroke depression

Depression and anxiety after stroke are so common that they affect about a third of stroke survivors. While acupuncture to help stroke recovery has been well researched and recognised. Further, there are specific studies to show how acupuncture may help with post stroke depression. Chinese scientists were searching for an answer on how much it […]

Period pain acupuncture

Acupuncture for menstrual pain

The latest issue of World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion reports another study on acupuncture for menstrual pain.

Dysmenorrhea is a medical term for menstrual pain.

Acupuncture significantly enhances healing effects of curcumin on liver fibrosis

Liver fibrosis – how acupuncture and herbs integrate to heal

Liver fibrosis happens when the proteins, including collagen surrounding liver cells start to accumulate excessively.  Liver fibrosis is often a result of all types of liver diseases. Science used to consider liver fibrosis to be irreversible condition, but recent evidence suggests the opposite. Acupuncture has been increasingly used to treat chronic liver diseases. And we’re obviously interested […]

Pentagon acupuncture weapon

How Military Pokes Holes In Acupuncture Skeptics’ Theory

Acupuncture has made its way into the mainstream in military medicine in USA as a battlefield pain relief. The explanation why military embraces acupuncture may be simple: “As some top medical officers put it, though, there’s nothing like pain to make someone open-minded” Listen to NPR radio report covering this topic here: Transcript of […]

Migraine: Acupuncture vs Topiramate

Acupuncture is more effective in prevention of chronic migraine headaches and is 10 times safer compared to topiramate treatment. These are the findings of a study published in the current issue of Cephalalgia, a journal for the International Headache Society. The researchers compared acupuncture with topiramate. They call for acupuncture to be considered a treatment […]