Acupuncture

Information and articles on acupuncture treatments.

Heal Soft Tissue Injuries with Acupuncture

A Guide to Healing Soft Tissue Injuries with Acupuncture

Perhaps the fatal flaw of western medicine is its inability to treat soft tissue injuries effectively. Its main strengths are the twin pillars of surgery and medication.

Quit Smoking for Good This Time with Acupuncture

How to Quit Smoking for Good This Time with Acupuncture

There’s an old joke that goes like this: It’s easy to quit smoking; I’ve done it a thousand times.

In reality, giving up cigarettes is perhaps one

TMJ Syndrome – Naturopathic Solutions

TMJ (aka. Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome affects the joint that connects the jaw to the skull and allows the mouth to open and close. TMJ syndrome refers to joint dysfunction that occurs with misalignment of the

Acupuncture for Chronic Anxiety

Acupuncture is an important treatment modality employed by many licensed Naturopaths.  It can be used to improve a wide variety of health concerns, including anxiety.  In this article we will look at how acupuncture works

Dry Needling Acupuncture Improves Neck & Shoulder Pain

A recent 2014 clinical trial has found that dry needling is significantly more effective in reducing trapezius muscle pain than manual trigger point compression.

The trapezius muscle is a large diamond shaped muscle that

Acupuncture Effective in Pain Management for Migraine Attacks

A multicenter, single-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trial found that acupuncture relieved pain and reduced the usage of acute medication for 150 patients experiencing migraine attacks from March 2007 to February 2009. The treatment group received

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Acupuncture Reduces Anxiety in Women Undergoing IVF

In a recent randomized clinical trial involving 43 patients undergoing IVF, treatment with acupuncture (4 weekly treatments) was found to lead to significantly lower scores on the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, as compared to no

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Acupuncture May Reduce Infertility Related Stress

The results of a recent study out of Australia suggest that acupuncture may be effective for reducing infertility-related stress. The women involved in the study had been unsuccessful in trying to conceive for 12 months

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Acupuncture Benefits Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A recent study out of China involving 63 patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), acupuncture treatment received every other day for 3 courses of 10 treatments was found to significantly an inflammatory marker called TNF-alpha and

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Acupuncture Improves Menstrual Cramping

A study published this month in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine looked at the effectiveness of acupuncture for menstrual cramps (aka. dysmenorrhea). The randomized study involved 80 women who were followed over the course

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