There have been a couple of other recent studies involving only auricular acupuncture. I would assume there is so much interest in auricular acupuncture because it is easy to administer. The most simple style of auricular acupuncture doesn’t require the many thousands of hours of in-depth training needed by an acupuncturist. Therefore even MDs with […]
There is a plethora of research showing the benefits of blueberries and their super anti-oxidant capacity. No need to purchase expensive acai berry juice transported from another continent when we have an abundance of a super food all around Massachusetts, Maine and NH. However the antioxidant capacity of blueberries can be completely undone by […]
There are so many natural options available for the majority of cases known as acid reflux, GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease ), heartburn, or whatever you want to call that it is appalling how these are indiscriminately handed out given their potential deleterious effects. There are certainly times when someone may need a Proton Pump Inhibitor […]
The news has been loaded with a plethora of articles touting the benefits of vitamin D reported in nutrition journals. Based on research of the past few years it appears that Vitamin D plays a large role in regulating the immune system. Most recently the American Academy of Pediatrics have doubled its recommended daily dosage […]
For many types of headaches acupuncture can provide relief of pain and reduce medications. In addition Chinese Medicine is effective at bringing the headache sufferer’s body back into balance by using acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle changes. The majority of the time headaches are a symptom of imbalance in the body.
There is a great article published today in the NYT about a pediatrician in California who experimented by eating only organic food for 3 years. (Of course he lived in California it is one of the few places you can get organic food all year round). Dr Greene runs a website aptly named drgreene.com – […]
I can’t believe it! Did you see the headlines suggesting that if we take statin drugs prophylactically we will reduce our risk of heart disease? A study out of the New England Journal of Medicine was picked up by the major news outlets that if healthy people without elevated cholesterol but elevated C-Reactive Protein (CRP) […]
Even though pharmaceutical companies are pushing statins on the general population through physicians – and you may have been pressured to take statins by your doctor you can still “just say no”. First of all there is not much compelling evidence that statins actually reduce your chances of getting vascular disease. However, there is clear […]
There have been many studies showing that acupuncture is very effective at helping reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy. Clinically I can attest to acupuncture’s efficacy as I’ve had many cancer patients come in during their chemo weeks because it helps balance their stomach and GI system and reduce the need for other anti-vomiting medication.
A study out of Japan looked at the effects of acupuncture for patients with dyspnea (shortness of breath) for at least 5 years. There were 2 groups of 30 hospitalized patients, 15 in the acupuncture group and 15 in the control group. The acupuncture group received acupuncture treatments once a week for 10 weeks plus […]