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Acupuncture for PCOS – YES!

I often say that Chinese Medicine is one of the best modalities to treat chronic gynecological issues such as infertility, PCOS, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea. There have been several studies recently that showed the benefit of acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This past spring a Swedish study compared using acupuncture to meeting with a therapist […]


Acupuncture and physical exercise for affective symptoms and health-related quality of life in polycystic ovary syndrome

Acupuncture and physical exercise for affective symptoms and health-related quality of life in polycystic ovary syndrome Abstract Background Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have symptoms of depression and anxiety and impaired health related quality of life (HRQoL). Here we test the post-hoc hypothesis that acupuncture and exercise improve depression and anxiety symptoms and HRQoL […]


Inserting Needles Into the Body: Brain Activity Associated With Acupuncture Needle Stimulation

This is a meta-analysis which means that gather many different research papers and focus on combining and contrasting different studies to draw a conclusion. In this paper they showed the via functional MRI (fMRI) the brain response for needling is different than other stimulation at the same point. Abstract Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that […]


Acupuncture Is A Cost-Effective Healthcare Option

The lack of acupuncture coverage by insurance companies in Massachusetts at best disappointing. Very few companies actually cover acupuncture treatments. I know I save insurance companies tens of thousands each year. I have little doubt that my acupuncture colleagues in Massachusetts in total save insurance companies many millions. We would save insurance companies more money […]


Natural Solutions for Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy is a critical time for smart dietary choices and proper nutritional support to improve the health of a baby. But pregnancy and childbirth in the opinion of many has become has become a pathology and medical procedure with excessive interventions that can negatively influence a mother and babies’ health. Of course a small percentage […]


Acupuncture For Sleep Issues

Sleep is not overrated! Sleep is how our body restores itself. Lack of sleep leads to inflammation and there is good data tying lack of sleep to many undesirable health consequences. There can be many reasons why someone is not sleeping well. The typical patterns I see when someone complains of a not sleeping well […]


Acupuncture Superior to Standard of Care for Chronic Pain – More than the placebo effect

A recent Archives of Internal Medicine systematic review article of acupuncture randomized control trials (RCTs) found that acupuncture was more effective than what customary care for chronic pain. The meta analysis examined 29 studies involving almost 18,000 adults. The researchers concluded that acupuncture was more effective than customary medical treatments and slightly better than ‘sham’ […]


Acupuncture for Migraine Prevention

Acupuncture studies using the standard “Evidence Based Medicine” are difficult to conduct as there are limitation to how an effective placebo can be carried out. Even studies that use so called “sham” acupuncture may not necessary be a placebo as the sham can have physiological effects beyond just the mind. I know from a clinical […]

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Acupuncture Improves Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic imbalance of a woman’s hormones. This imbalance can cause changes in the menstrual cycle (amenorrhea, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea), skin changes, small cysts in the ovaries, infertility, hair growth and other problems. In a woman’s normal menstrual cycle one (or more) eggs are released from the follicles in the […]