The Mind’s mirror

THE MIND’S MIRROR A new type of neuron–called a mirror neuron–could help explain how we learn through mimicry and why we empathize with others. By LEA WINERMAN Monitor Staff October 2005, Vol 36, No. 9 Print version: page 48 You’re walking through a park when out of nowhere, the man in front of you gets smacked
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Acupuncture Successfully Treats PTSD

Acupuncture Successfully Treats PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a tragic mental health condition that affects many people, usually after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as combat, a car accident, or assault. It is commonly associated as well with soldiers and veterans returning from war. It can present itself in several different ways
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Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study

A new study has found that acupuncture, the ancient practice of using needles to stimulate bodily self healing, is more effective than intravenous morphine for pain. Source: Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study © August 6th, 2016. GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC.

OMG IM WALKING, WITH NO PAIN, THIS IS INSANE!!

OMG IM WALKING, WITH NO PAIN, THIS IS INSANE!!   This is a great story and testimonial from one of my patients. 21 year old female college soccer player injures her left IT Band on the lateral aspect of her knee.  She popped it out or place working out at the school.  She is in
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Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

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Chronic neck pain is one of the most common pain issues faced by students and office workers. Oftentimes, spending hours at a desk each day, combined with poor postural habits, is the root cause of the pain. However, for some, sports injuries, whiplash, and the wrong bed mattress or pillow can set off the pain. Regardless of what caused the neck pain to begin, many people find relief with acupuncture when seemingly nothing else helped. Scientific researchers and clinicians have been conducting clinical trials on the use of acupuncture for neck pain since the 1980’s, and most of these studies have confirmed that acupuncture is safe and effective.

One recent pilot study (published October 30, 2013 in the British Medical Journal) conducted at the Kyunghee University Medical Center in Seoul, Korea found that acupuncture three times per week was as effective as 80 mg of NSAIDs taken daily for chronic neck pain.

A meta-analysis of studies including 17,922 patients, published in Complementary & Alternative Medicine, found acupuncture to be effective for the treatment of back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headaches. Patients receiving acupuncture had remarkably better results than patients receiving “sham” acupuncture. Those patients who had the worst baseline mental status and worst baseline pain scores also experienced the most benefit from acupuncture. […]

12 Proven Natural Therapies to Prevent and Relieve Migraines

Every year nearly one in five Americans experience some form of migraine attack. One in 25 will have headaches lasting at least 15 days per month. Here’s what to do when a disabling migraine strikes you. As an acupuncturist I want to highlight what we do in our clinic.  However, click on the link at
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