Acupuncture Research

Recent Acupuncture Research


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 […]


Acupuncture Response in Brain Predicts Pain Reduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Acupuncture-Evoked Response in Somatosensory and Prefrontal Cortices Predicts Immediate Pain Reduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Abstract The linkage between brain response to acupuncture and subsequent analgesia remains poorly understood. Our aim was to evaluate this linkage in chronic pain patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Brain response to electroacupuncture (EA) […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


Acupuncture Effect for Post-Episiotomy Pain

Institute: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, San Gerardo Hospital , Monza, Italy . Author: Marra C, Pozzi I, Ceppi L, Sicuri M, Veneziano F, Regalia AL. Journal: J Altern Complement Med. Abstract Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture in relieving perineal pain […]