Veterans Study Shows Pre-surgical Acupuncture Results in Less Pain, Fewer Opioids

battlefield acupuncture

Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a randomized, controlled study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. Veterans who received acupuncture also reported they were more satisfied with their pain control than those who didRead …

Read moreVeterans Study Shows Pre-surgical Acupuncture Results in Less Pain, Fewer Opioids

Case Report: Hormonal Regulation In PCOS with Acupuncture and Herbal Supplements

From our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of menstrual irregularity and hyperandrogenism in women of reproductive age. Conventional treatment is centered around the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) to regulate menstrual cycles, protect against endometrial hyperplasia, and manage clinicallyRead …

Read moreCase Report: Hormonal Regulation In PCOS with Acupuncture and Herbal Supplements

An East Asian Medicine Practitioner is More Than Needles: Toward Whole Practice Research at Society of Acupuncture Research Conference

The transformation of acupuncturists from things to beings as subjects of research – from modality to whole system professionals – got a big boost at the June 26-29, 2019 Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) conference. The alchemical stew for which SAR board member Robert Davis, LAc, MS was master chefRead …

Read moreAn East Asian Medicine Practitioner is More Than Needles: Toward Whole Practice Research at Society of Acupuncture Research Conference

Case Study: Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Acupuncture and Tuina

plantar fasciitis

This case report chronicles the treatment of a case of plantar fasciitis with acupuncture and tuina over six clinic visits. We present to you an edited excerpt of a pre-approved manuscript, published in Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, by Jonathon Day on a case study of a 41-year-old female patientRead …

Read moreCase Study: Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Acupuncture and Tuina

Intervention Study: Acupuncture for PTSD-Stricken Victims of Central Italian Earthquake

On the 24th of August, in 2016, a Mw 6.0 earthquake struck Central Italy, devastating Amatrice and several small towns and villages, causing almost 300 deaths and leaving 30,000 people homeless. Earthquakes are frequently associated with severe psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In thisRead …

Read moreIntervention Study: Acupuncture for PTSD-Stricken Victims of Central Italian Earthquake

Special Report: Dramatic Progress in Integrative Care for Veterans

Integrative Care for Veterans, Dogs2Vets

Veterans Day is coming up, which drew our attention to some very encouraging and heart-warming studies on integrative care for veterans, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. We feature excerpts of two studies followed by full-text links to each of the 15 studies at the end ofRead …

Read moreSpecial Report: Dramatic Progress in Integrative Care for Veterans

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

With the more than 60,000 preventable deaths per year due to opioids in this country, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession needs to work together to get the necessary visibility of providing acupuncture solutions to the crisis. An easy way to elevate acupuncture to the status it deserves forRead …

Read moreTop Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

Continuous Monitoring and Treatment Confirmation within Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese acupuncture is gaining international recognition. However, previous research has not adequately and comprehensively described the characteristics of Japanese acupuncture because the studies were not investigated within the Japanese clinical environment. This one-of-a-kind qualitative ethnographic study identifies unique and routine elements of Japanese acupuncture, describes these in detail and examines

Read moreContinuous Monitoring and Treatment Confirmation within Japanese Acupuncture

Evidence Supports Integrating Other Treatments with Dry Needling for Low Back Pain

genotyping

As many as 85% of all people globally have experienced low-back pain in their lifetimes. No one is exempt whether sedentary or a professional athlete. It is so common that low back pain the the most frequently reported reason that people see their doctor. For that reason alone, this studyRead …

Read moreEvidence Supports Integrating Other Treatments with Dry Needling for Low Back Pain

Acupressure Relieves Sleep Related Neck and Shoulder Pain (Nakchim)

pain

This study reviews the value of acupressure as a drug-free treatment option for a certain type of neck and shoulder pain. East Asian traditional medicine (EATM) describes a particular type of neck and shoulder pain, called nakchim, which occurs from the wrong sleeping posture, neck muscle abnormality and wind-cold assailing.Read …

Read moreAcupressure Relieves Sleep Related Neck and Shoulder Pain (Nakchim)