How Acupuncture Factors into Foot Pain

foot pain

Acupuncture has a long history of treating chronic pain, both locally and systemically, especially when conventional medicine has proven ineffective. Like their Western counterparts, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine must gather specific data before making a diagnosis. There are a variety of ways to treat foot pain depending on what part of the foot is […]

Does Acupuncture Work for Treating Sciatica?

sciatica

Is acupuncture effective in treating sciatica pain? The quick answer is yes, acupuncture actually is a great treatment option for treating the symptoms associated with sciatica for a few various reasons.What Exactly is Sciatica? Sciatica is a condition diagnosed by your medical doctor which involves inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The symptoms associated with this […]

What Can’t Acupuncture Treat?

What Can’t Acupuncture Treat?

This year, an independent non-profit, the Joint Commission, mandated that all hospitals accredited by the organization are required to provide acupuncture and other non-pharmacological pain management modalities as a strategy option for pain management. Did you also know that, last year, the American College of Physicians changed its guidelines to “strongly recommend” that physicians look […]

Why Are Doctors Abandoning Conventional Practices for Integrative Medicine?

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and all styles of acupuncture share the same basic approach to patient care. Each employs a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances. The idea is always to go beyond the treatment of symptoms in order to address all the causes of an illness.  Acupuncturists, like myself, […]

Acupuncture Outdoes Drug Therapy for IBS Treatment

IBS Treatment

According to two independent investigations conducted at Chongqing Nanchuan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, acupuncture is an important treatment option for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Researchers arrived at this conclusion because acupuncture improves digestion, absorption and regulates elimination. When combined with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, as a standalone therapy or combined with the herbal […]