Low Vitamin D associated with Type 2 Diabetes

07 Dec 2011

Tweet  Next month, January 2012, a prestigious medical journal will publish a study concluding low vitamin D levels are significantly more common in obese children and that these low levels increases their risk for type 2 diabetes.   This study will be published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).   Previous research has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults.  That children, especially obese children, are affected should not be a surprise.   “Although our study cannot prove causation, it does suggest that low vitamin D levels may play a role in the development of.

Filmmaker Tristan Stoch Filming Acupuncture Clinic in Nepal

05 Dec 2011

Tweet   Tristan Stoch, 21, is now in a Buddhist monastery filming a health clinic run by the Acupuncture Relief Project, or ARP.   ARP is a free community acupuncture clinic that travels to countries that have been impacted by poverty, conflict or disaster, according to the group’s website, www.acupuncturereliefproject.org.   Its primary clinic is located in Chapagaon, Nepal.   In a letter to Force, Stoch said he wanted to show the potential ARP’s model has for primary care in the Third World, to expose caregivers from the health care community to the work that ARP is doing in Nepal and to attract future volunteers and expand ARP’s work to.

Acupuncture Facelifts?

01 Dec 2011

Tweet How Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can help you Mirror, Mirror on the wall, can Acupuncture help my face not fall?  Even if you are the type of person that has regularly sought out alternative medicine for your health concerns, it may be a surprise to learn that acupuncture is being used (and has been used for centuries) to give your vanity a lift too! Due to a greater interest in alternative forms of therapy for health improvement, people today are living longer than before and are expected to live more healthfully beyond the age of 70. Men and women not only want to be healthier and have more energy, but want.

Acupuncture Is Safe in Children, Study Finds

22 Nov 2011

Acupuncture, one of the most common alternative remedies in the United States, is safe for children, according to a large new study from the journal Pediatrics.

Pregnancy: Acupuncture Does Help Relieve Pain

17 Nov 2011

Tweet   The effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief has been backed up after scientists discovered it stimulates a natural painkiller in your body, which swells arteries, allowing more blood through.   In April, acupuncture was in the headlines after researchers claimed it didn’t ease pain in labour for most mums. But now a different group of scientists have made a discovery that suggests the opposite could be true – that acupuncture does indeed help ease pain.   “What we found is that adenosine, a natural painkiller, is released during acupuncture and that adenosine may be the primary way acupuncture reduces pain,” said Dr Maiken Nedergaard, a neuroscientist at the.

Acupuncture Relieves Nerve Pain in Cancer Patients

07 Nov 2011

Tweet Acupuncture may help relieving severe nerve pain experienced by the patients undergoing cancer treatment, a new study has suggested.   Cancer patients treated with taxanes, vinca alkaloids, or platinum compounds can develop a condition known as chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short, as a by-product of their treatment.   These powerful drugs can damage peripheral nerves, particularly in the calves and feet, which can result in severe nerve pain and/or difficulty walking. As yet, there is no effective antidote.   Information found on The Times of India

Acupuncture Treats Autism, New Research

10 Oct 2011

Tweet New research concludes that scalp acupuncture “can significantly improve the efficacy on autism, effectively relieve child autism symptoms and enhance the intelligence, language ability and social adaptive ability.”1 Keeping in mind that this quote is a literal translation from the Chinese language, this study does not claim that acupuncture cures autism but finds that scalp acupuncture helps to improve the patient’s symptoms when part of a comprehensive treatment program. Seventy causes of child autism were divided into a control group (40 cases) and an observation group (30 cases). The control group received only music therapy and the structure education method. The observation group received scalp acupuncture in addition to.

New MRI Acupuncture Research Shows Mind-Body Connection

10 Oct 2011

Tweet New research concludes that “acupuncture may function as a somatosensory-guided mind-body therapy.” The research compared MRI readings of real acupuncture with sham acupuncture (needle stimulation at non-acupuncture point locations) at acupuncture point P-6 (Neiguan, Inner Pass). The MRI imaging showed that true acupuncture yielded greater activity over sham acupuncture in the dorsomedial prefontal cortex of the brain. Real acupuncture produced significantly “greater activity in both cognitive/evaluative (posterior dmPFC) and emotional/interoceptive (anterior dmPFC) cortical regions” and the MRI results showed that true acupuncture “increased cognitive load.”1   Recent criticisms concerning the effectiveness of acupuncture have focused on the ability of sham acupuncture to produce clinical results. However, MRI studies show.

Identifying Typical Signs & Symptoms of Qi Disturbance in Young Children

29 Apr 2011

Tweet What Type is Your Child?   The Five Phase Types illuminate each person’s intrinsic identity along with his or her predispositions, weaknesses and strengths, characteristic states of mind and body, as well as patterns of health and illness. Being aware of your young child’s Phase Type is helpful when seeking treatments with Acupuncture. If you are unsure ask your Acupuncturist, Mr. Herns.   Wood Type: Irritable, impulsive, volatile Explosive temper tantrums Must recover independently or be diverted Easily frustrated Muscle tension/spasms, accident prone, hurries Intense reaction to pain Intestinal cramps, headache, earache, toothache Restless, difficult to console or calm down Fire Type: Excitable, nervous, anxious, easily startled Fears being.

An Economy in Need of Holistic Medicine

24 Oct 2009

What can the so-called wellness approach to health tell us about our present economic malady?

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