Acupuncture may offer effective treatment for frozen shoulder.

Acupuncture may offer effective treatment for frozen shoulder. – GreenMedInfo Summary Abstract Title: Acupuncture for frozen shoulder. Abstract Source: Hong Kong Med J. 2001 Dec;7(4):381-91 PMID: 11773673 Abstract Author(s): K O Sun, K C Chan, S L Lo, D Y Fong Abstract: This randomised controlled trial was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture as
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Acupuncture Treats Sciatic Pain

Sciatica, Low Back Pain and Acupuncture Sciatic pain or Sciatica is a very common complaint we see in our clinic. There are many reasons people experience sciatic pain.  Nearly 8 of 10 people that experience low back pain will experience sciatic pain and some point.  Pain can stem from an injury, low back issues, getting
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: How it can help you become a Champion!

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: How it can help you become a Champion! By: Scot Somes, LAc., Dipl Ac. Founder of Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine located in Denver and Broomfield If there was a way to maximize your potential both physically and mentally, would you be interested?  How about being able to concentrate better for
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Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?


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. […]

Cupping is amazing! Try it!

What is Cupping? Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers.   It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold to name a few.  In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place a small glass or plastic cups over specific areas on
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Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!


Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!

AcupuncturLowBackPain_imagee provided relief and lasting benefit to nearly twice as many lower-back-pain patients as conventional pharmaceutical and exercise therapy, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers divided 1,162 adults with chronic, lower back pain into three groups. One of these groups was treated with the standard drug and exercise therapy commonly used in Western medicine. A second group was treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture, with 14 to 20 needles inserted at specific, traditionally prescribed locations (“medians”) at a depth of up to 1.5 inches. A third group received sham acupuncture, with needles inserted less deeply at random spots around the pain area, with no needles inserted at the medians. […]

Eastern Medicine Wins Over Athletes – The Denver Post

Eastern medicine wins over athletes

Denver practitioner says it speeds recovery, boosts performance

By Jordan Dresser

The Denver Post

POSTED:   08/18/2008 12:30:00 AM MDTADD A COMMENT

cyclingScot Somes treats Robyn Smith, a Russian kettlebell instructor and rugby player, using an Eastern medicine cupping procedure. ( Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post )

With the 2008 Olympic Summer Games underway in Beijing, the practice of traditional Chinese medicine on athletes for pain and improved performance is very much in evidence.

Swimmers have sported telltale cupping marks — they look like giant polka dots — and athletes such as pro basketball player Yao Ming have talked about how traditional medicine has enhanced their abilities and helped them recover.

While Eastern and Western athletes alike have been cautioned about taking herbal treatments that might cause them to test positive for banned substances, many Chinese medicine practices are being used — and for good reason, says Scot Somes.

Somes, owner of the Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine in Denver, says some of the benefits of an athlete using Eastern medicine include faster recovery from injuries, greater focus and less performance anxiety. All this comes from balancing emotional, mental and physical health.

Somes, who has a master of science from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said he tried Eastern medicine when he was in the Navy.

After getting the flu in Japan, he visited an acupuncturist insteadof taking the drugs that were prescribed for him. He said he recovered in two days. […]

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