Well readers, this story is as much about listening to your wife as it is about the benefits of acupuncture for sports stars. As a side effect of cholesterol lowering medication, Rockies’ pitcher Jason Hammel’s arm was feeling dead and he was suffering from a lack of energy. His wife suggested (insisted on?) acupuncture, clearly: Read More
Until we find a cure for cancer, we have to continue to find ways to make the existing treatments more bearable and effective. Studies have shown that acupuncture cuts post-chemotherapy fatigue by 31 percent, cuts hot flashes by 50 percent and cuts overall cancer pain by 36 percent. In this article and video, the patient: Read More
The Military seems to be becoming a big fan of acupuncture and it’s many benefits. I just read another article today on the use of acupuncture to treat injured soldiers. This time it is on a Marine Corps base in Afghanistan. Here are some excerpts from The Miami Herald article. CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — The: Read More
Last year I wrote about the volunteer acupuncturists who went to Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake hit. They provided more than 4,500 treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and pain management. This happened through the combined efforts of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) and Pathways to Wellness. Now a year later AWB is returning to Haiti this: Read More
“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English Poet
In the military magazine, Stars and Stripes, I read a report about doctors treating injured soldiers with acupuncture while they are being transported from Ramstein to the States. The doctors hope to control the soldiers’ pain during the air evacuation. This is all part of a study about battlefield acupuncture. The article quotes Air Force Dr.: Read More
PTSD are the initials that stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a severe type of anxiety disorder. PTSD results from a person witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror, such as, a natural disaster (think hurricane Katrina), rape, childhood abuse, a tragic accident, or war. Diagnostic manuals say: Read More
An Indian newspaper just reported that Kate Middleton shares Prince Charles’s interest in alternative medicine. The soon to be princess (whose wedding gown will be copied all over the world) has let charities who use alternative treatments know that she may be willing to be their patron. Go Kate!