Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease known for causing extensive musculoskeletal pain that is debilitating and quality-of-life reducing. The disorder affects both the soft tissue and the joints. While the majority of patients are women, anyone with a family history of fibromyalgia, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD), or a diagnosis of a rheumatic disease …

Acupuncture for Cardiovascular Disease

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In This Issue:Acupuncture for Cardiovascular DiseaseReduce Your High Blood Pressure5 Ways Acupuncture Helps Heart HealthSedona acupuncture e-newsletter!5 Ways Acupuncture Helps Heart Health Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of women, the leading threat for men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, according to health organizations. People of all ages and …

Astragalus: Traditional and Modern Research

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One of the most popular herbs in the USA is astragalus (huang qi). In the clinic, I have used astragalus formulas widely in chronic conditions such as cancer, immunological conditions, allergic rhinitis, kidney disease, and respiratory conditions.    Astragalus is considered a spleen qi tonic in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that builds “defensive energy” (wei qi). Astragalus is a versatile …

Oriental Medicine Provides Mental Health Support

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The start of the new year is a time of looking forward to the future, setting goals and putting in motion the steps necessary to achieve them. Emotional wellness enhances our ability to move forward effectively and includes recognizing and accepting our emotions, thinking clearly, and making decisions. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine nurtures emotional wellness …

Great Research using Rat Model – Acupuncture Sciatic Nerve Neuroprotective Mechanism Found

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Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers conclude that acupuncture inhibits nerve cell death due to sciatic nerve impairment. A controlled laboratory investigation identified the neuroprotective role of two acupuncture techniques for impaired sciatic nerves. Shallow acupuncture and deep acupuncture at Huantiao (GB30) successfully promoted motor functional recovery, improved nerve conduction velocity, and boosted regeneration …