PCOS main cause

How acupuncture heals the root cause of PCOS

The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS has not yet been agreed upon by scientists. And now there is another possible scenario of pathogenesis, which looks very viable. Apart from the well-known insulin resistance and hormone imbalance, there is one more process happening in the PCOS women’s bodies. The name of it is a […]

Brush teeth for healthy heart

Brush your teeth twice a day for a healthy heart!

Professor Richard Watt from London has analysed data from the Scottish Health Survey and discovered, that brushing your teeth twice daily reduces your risk of a heart attack. Brushing your teeth improves your gum health and reduces the risk of your gums getting inflamed. Studies show that chronic inflammation plays an important role in the […]

Acupuncture for amblyopia or “lazy eye”

Amblyopia, better known as “lazy eye”, may affect up to 5% of the children. The condition is caused by the brain and one of the eyes not communicating properly. And this study to be published in the Journal of Opthalmology promises that acupuncture may be able to help to speed the recovery. The Department of […]

Heart failure acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment for heart failure

Acupuncture remarkably improves exercise tolerance in patients with heart failure says Dr Johannes Backs from University Hospital of Heidelberg in Germany. His placebo-controlled study included 17 patients with congestive heart failure. The patients were randomised to receive acupuncture or placebo – a needle that simulates the procedure without piercing the skin. No improvement in cardiac […]

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Acupuncture vs drugs

Amusing reasoning of advantages of acupuncture over drugs for pain relief in an article on military medicine: “Imagine being a military medic on a combat patrol that is ambushed and suffers casualties. Although several of your wounded troops have painful injuries, their trigger fingers still work and you need them to continue fighting. Instead of […]

Fertility acupuncture for trying to conceive

Success. After taking control when trying to conceive

Tracy Ryan had given up hope of having a second child. Two years of trying to conceive, including three failed artificial inseminations, had finally culminated in a successful in vitro fertilization-and 2-year-old Christopher. But further attempts at IVF had left Ryan, 35, disappointed and exhausted. Desperate to feel better, the stay-at-home mom from Fair Haven, […]

How acupuncture works?

Acupuncture increases Adenosine 24-fold

I have stumbled upon an article on the mechanism of acupuncture in the latest issue of the journal of Nature. A team of scientist from the University of Rochester, New York found acupuncture triggered an increase in neurotransmitter adenosine an incredible 24-fold at the punctured area. The study is important because it explains one of […]

New Zealand doctor acupuncture

Doctor strongly recommends acupuncture to improve IVF success rate

Dr Holt endorses acupuncture to improve success rate of IVF (in vitro fertilisation).