My 10 Favorite Posts of 2009

1) U Michigan Study; How Acupuncture Affects the Brain’s Ability to Regulate Pain

Using brain imaging, researchers at the U-M Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center are the first to provide evidence that traditional Chinese acupuncture affects the brain’s long-term ability to regulate pain. To read more click here

2) A Chicago Acupuncturist’s Open Letter to President Obama

As a fellow resident of Chicago, I join many others and support your message of change. You have been making important appointments to your cabinet. Well, in the spirit of change, I would like to humbly propose an official new White House Appointment, First Family’s Acupuncturist.

Why do you need an acupuncturist in the White House? Find out here

3) Surgery Patients at Duke Are Benefiting From Acupuncture

Surgery patients at Duke University Medical Center are finding that acupuncture relieves pain after surgery. A reporter from Durham, N.C., did a story describing how doctors from Duke are using acupuncture with anesthesia to speed recovery and reduce discomfort in patients. To read more click here

4) The Yin and Yang of The Menstrual Cycle

In Chinese Medicine, a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle is another example of how yin and yang works in the human body to maintain balance. From a Chinese medicine viewpoint, the menstrual cycle has 4 phases and there is a progression from yin to yang during the cycle. To read more click here

5) More Scientific Evidence Of How Acupuncture Works

acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the U.S. and cites a study published in the September issue of NeuroImage that concludes that acupuncture eases pain by regulating key receptors in the brain. To read more click here

6) H1N1; How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help

Below is a very helpful and informative post from The Portland Acupuncture Blog by,
Amy Chitwood Burslem LAc

“I wasn’t planning to write a post about the flu, but the H1N1 ’situation’ is still around, and I wanted to spread some of the good information I’ve been looking into. The H1N1 flu (we’ll just call it “the flu”) has a lot of people talking and a good deal of media coverage (EVERWHERE!). To read more click here

7) Professor Wins Award For Her Pioneering Research On Acupuncture For Women

I am happy to report that Associate Professor Caroline Smith, from the Centre for Complementary Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, recently won the inaugural Award for Translational Research at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine’s symposium in Brisbane. This is a major award and she earned it for her pioneering clinical research into acupuncture techniques for women. To read more click here

8) “Why Do I Have To Get Acupuncture Treatment So Often?”

New patients sometimes ask me, “Why do I have to come to acupuncture so often?” It is a particularly relevant question in a society like ours where doctors are visited to ‘fix’ a broken part but play very little role in keeping us healthy. Traditional Chinese Medicine has a different philosophy as well as a different practice.

My goal is to return you to a healthy state of being, where symptoms don’t return. This takes time. Your body has work to do to reclaim and sustain health. Think of it as similar to taking a course of antibiotics regularly for a period of time in order to kill the infection; one strong pill is not enough to last. Acupuncture often will give you relief quickly, sometimes immediately, but to sustain the results, you need treatments over time. To read more click here

9) All About Ginseng

Did you know there are different types of ginseng and they are all considered potent herbs for helping the body adapt to stress – both mental and physical. Ginseng is best known for its ability to stimulate your immune system and fight fatigue and stress. Several dozen studies have shown that ginseng enhances physical and mental performance, improves mood, and aids metabolic function. Other studies suggest ginseng maybe anti-inflammatory and can provide a wealth of benefits including: improved blood cholesterol; lowered liver toxicity; lowered blood sugar levels; improved blood oxygen flow; control of respiratory diseases; and enhanced stamina.

To find out more about The 3 Most Well Known Types Of Ginseng click here

10) I Can Help The Real Housewives Of Atlanta With Chinese Medicine

To find out how I can perform that miracle click here

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