Is acupuncture for you?
- Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Practice Eases Anxiety. A fascinating article about clinical studies on how acupuncture affects stress.
- Acupuncture by the Mayo Clinic Staff. Especially good if you want to get your information quickly. Brief and to the point of what acupuncture is and what it is good for.
- Should You Try Acupuncture? – An article fromThe Huffingon Post by Arthur Rosenfeld which I wish I had written. Longer and softer version of the previous article. Written from a more spiritual perspective.
- How to Win an Argument with an Acupuncture Hater – Title is much more negative than the article. Takes the usual objections leveled at acupuncture and examines their flaws.
- Auricular Acupuncture Effective in Treating Anxiety – Report on a study done at the Yale University School of Medicine by Drs. Shu-Ming Wang and Zeev N. Kain. “The study found that while treatment did not produce any significant physiological changes, subjects who received acupuncture at a particular point did experience a profound change in their behavioral anxiety levels.”
- Calming The Shen: A Chinese Medicine Approach To A Good Night’s Sleep – An article from The Huffington Post that gives a comprehensive look at the methods used within Chinese Medicine to aide sleep
- Study: Acupuncture Can Ease Osteoarthritis Pain
– An National Public Radio (NPR) piece from 2004 reporting on a NIH funded study which shows acupuncture is effective in treating osteoarthritis.
- Acupuncture-Like Treatments Improve Outcomes Compared to Usual Care for Low Back Pain
– Summary on a study from National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine one of the National Institutes of Health. Appears to say that acupuncture and acupressure are more effective in treating back pain than standard western practice. Having worked with back pain using acupressure for many years this is no surprise to me.
- Questions and Answers About Acupuncture –
A page from the National Cancer Institute’s website describing acupuncture and where it has been effective. The studies they reference show it is effective for pain and nausea with the caveat that small sample size in the studies is an issue.
A View of What is Coming
- Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine Another article from The Huffingon Post, this one by an MD and radiologist Helene Pavlov. She talks to the changing attitudes in the Western Medical community towards Holistic Care.
- Military turns to acupuncture as alternative to prescription painkillers – When the military is using acupuncture and reporting on it in Stars and Stripes I just have to believe we have arrived.