Category Archives for "Pain Relief"

How Acupuncture Came to America

How Acupuncture Came to America

To begin, let’s start with a brief history of the first time acupuncture was documented.  Both the theory and the practice of acupuncture originated in China, around 6000BC. Back then, instead of needles, acupuncturists used sharpened stones and sharpened bones for treatment. The earliest documentation referring to acupuncture procedures is a text called The Yellow Emperor’s […]

Why Acupuncture is Becoming More Popular for Postpartum Depression

Why Acupuncture is Becoming More Popular for Postpartum Depression

Although 1 in 7, or 11-20%, of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression, it still remains a sensitive and rather stigmatized condition. This means that there is an estimated 900,000 to 1 million women suffering each year- yet only 850,000 get the help that they need. There are a number of reasons this may be- […]

How Acupuncture Factors into Foot Pain

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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 […]