Acupuncture pain anesthesia

Acupuncture anesthesia for open heart surgery

Compared with the general anesthesia patients, the acupuncture and local anaesthesia patients used less of narcotic drugs and shorter stay in intensive care unit. Surprisingly they also had less postoperative pulmonary infection. Using acupuncture to aid with open heart surgery reduced cost of the treatment significantly.

Acupuncture for PMS, a new study

Results of a new study showed that acupuncture treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is superior to all controls. Four studies comparing the effects of acupuncture with different doses of progestin and anti-anxiety medications also supported the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture significantly improved symptoms when compared with sham acupuncture, ruling out the placebo effect.

Why we procrastinate about long-term health goals

This post is not directly about acupuncture, but needles are a part of the picture. Dan Ariely is a behavioural economist and an author of a great book Predictably Irrational. In this video he explains reward substitution, one of the strategies he used to overcome procrastination and achieve long-term health goals. What is your strategy?

Stroke recovery story

Acupuncture stroke recovery story – 9000 needles

This doco is an amazing story on stroke recovery with the help of acupuncture. It makes me nostalgic for China as most of the movie was filmed in one of the hospitals I have completed my acupuncture training.

Hypothyrodism Acupuncture

Hypothyroidism – how acupuncture can help

How acupuncture helps hypothyroidism? The possible mechanism of action of acupuncture for hypothyroidism.

Acupuncture helps hot flashes

ABC news has published a video on menopausal hot flashes and acupuncture. We had a number of positive studies recently on hot flushes and acupuncture. Among them hot flashes experienced by breast cancer patients. It is a side effect of estrogen-antagonist treatment. Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective for hot flashes experienced by […]

Carpal tunnel acupuncture

Carpal Tunnel and acupuncture

Short-term acupuncture treatment may result in long-term improvement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Pain.

Complex Regional Pain syndrome acupressure

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and acupressure

A dramatic improvement showed following acupressure for complex regional pain syndrome is reflected in these images below: This is not an x-ray, it is a bone scan. A radioactive substance injected into one of the blood vessels shows an increased circulation to the joints in the affected area. And following a course of acupressure, the […]