Posts Categorized: Acupuncture

Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture for Some Common Illnesses: A Clinician’s Perspective

This in-depth article explores how Western medicine views the benefits of acupuncture. Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture By Kwokming James Cheng on ScienceDirect.com This paper presents some previously proposed neurobiological mechanisms on how acupuncture may work in some clinical applications from a clinician’s perspective. For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, the proposed mechanisms included microinjury, increased local blood… Read more »

Acupuncture Relieves Neck Pain and Numbness

25 SEPTEMBER 2015 Healthcare Medicine Institute Acupuncture relieves neck pain and numbness and reduces levels of proinflammatory blood cytokines. Researchers conclude that warm needle acupuncture has a 92.05% total effective rate for the treatment of pain, numbness, and radiating discomfort due to cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy. This is a condition wherein there is spinal and… Read more »

When Stress Hurts

By Brittany S. Wilson, LMT Our stress response is highly adaptive and functional: it helps us stay alert and focused during times of emergency and increases our strength and stamina, all in preparation for the fight or flight response. The nervous system responds to a sense of threat by releasing the stress hormones adrenaline and… Read more »

Acupuncture in Health Care

Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years.   Practitioners of this ancient medical practice have experienced clinical success with a variety of health issues.  Today, acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid and effective form of health care. When most people think about acupuncture, they are familiar… Read more »