Saturday, June 28th, 2008 at 7:27 pm
Here is a research article from several years ago showing that acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is effective for seasonal rhinitis. (Of course it came out of Germany as they lead the world in non-invasive medical care). I certainly have many patients that call right before the springtime allergy season for their tuneups. It really helps either eliminate or cut down on their medications. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, June 15th, 2008 at 9:32 am
Here is an interesting review paper that looked at whether auricular acupuncture is effective for reducing post-operative pain. Auricular acupuncture is acupuncture on only the ear. The ear contains a hologram of the entire body where certain ear acupuncture points correspond to body point. Ear acupuncture is most well known for the treatment of drug detoxification and smoking cessation. However it can also be used to manage pain. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at 8:13 am
A recent review study showed that acupuncture in conjuction with in-vitro fertilization improved the chances of a rates of pregnancy and live births. (This really shouldn’t come as a surprise since there have been many studies showing that acupuncture helps couples conceive.) This study was a review of 7 trials and over 1300 women undergoing IVF, so it wasn’t just a small pilot study, it did have some significance. The It was a 1.65 odds ratio which suggests that acupuncture increased the odds of clinical pregnancy by 65% compared with the control groups. However the authors correctly state that this is an overestimation and what it actually means is that for every 10 women that get treated there will be one more live birth. Consider the exorbernant cost of IVF acupuncture is very cost effective. Still this is significant, especially if you are one of those 10.
I’m always amazed at how incredible acupuncture is for regulating female hormones. So it isn’t a surprise that acupuncture helps with pregnancy. The authors concluded: “Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation.”
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Friday, June 6th, 2008 at 9:17 am
A recent review study looked at fish oil supplementation as a primary prevention method of age related macular degeneration. (Age-related macular degeneration :An eye disease with its onset usually after age 60 that progressively destroys themacula , the central portion of the retina , impairing central vision.) Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) rarely causes blindness because only the center of vision is affected. However, injury to the macula in the center of the retina can impair the ability to see straight ahead clearly and sometimes make it difficult to read, drive, or perform other daily activities that require fine central vision. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, June 1st, 2008 at 6:08 pm
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