Acupuncture In A Nutshell

"There is evidence that acupuncture influences the production of and distribution of a great many neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, and that this in turn alters the perception of pain." - David Eisenberg

Acupuncture effective for headaches

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of tension headaches, according to a Cochrane review. Acupuncture was also effective for migraine prophylaxis — however sham acupuncture had the same effect. The review found patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension headaches responded better to acupuncture than basic care for number of headache days and pain intensity.…

Acupuncture is effective for chronic pain

Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and appropriate exercises can often ease the pain. But when they don’t, acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering. Over the years there has been substantial debate about whether…

Neck Pain

At some point in our lives, each of us will most likely experience some type of neck pain and/or whiplash. However, certain people may be predisposed to acute and chronic neck pain due to their occupation. Employees who perform repetitive tasks, sit for prolonged periods of time and use their upper extremities are at a…

Acupuncture For Treatment of Arthralgia

It’s been about 2,000 years in the making, but acupuncture has finally gained at least some mainstream acceptance as a medical modality. Research offers limited, but promising, evidence that acupuncture can help with arthritis symptoms. The theory of acupuncture goes something like this: An essential life energy called qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through the body along 20…

Try acupuncture for back pain

Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is Australia’s leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence. The condition affects more than 1.1 million people in Australia, with 95% of patients suffering from problems…

Alternative Treatments For Arthritis

Exercise For those with arthritis, exercise, no matter how little you do, is one of the best natural treatments. For those with severe arthritis, even the smallest amount of walking can make a difference. Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for those with arthritis because it puts the least amount of impact…

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