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Did you know? The music you like can affect your health and longevity. Research shows that nearly half of all female harpists live to be more than 90 years old, but the average life expectancy of rock musicians is only 43. Various music genres have an entirely different impact on one’s physical and mental health. TCM doctors believe that the
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How to find the best qualified acupuncturist? Ensure they are a licensed acupuncturist. (LAc) A graduate from an accredited school, such as the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine or similar school. These programs usually grant a Master’s degree upon graduation and have 2500-3000 hours of rigorous training. Received their Diplomat in Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine from National Certification
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Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!
Acupuncture 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. […]
Now is the time of year when we want to soak in the sun. Although tempting to bathe in the warmth of our giant star, there are a few precautions to take. The skin is the largest organ of the body. It reflects our health and age. Today, there’s much concern about sun bathing leading
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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. […]
Restoring your health through acupuncture requires an investment of both your time and money, and is truly one of the best investments you can make for yourself.
The plain answer is that we do not know, but we do have some hypotheses. What it is clear is that sleeping and the brain are very closely related, so this question belongs to the field of neuroscience.