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Archives: June 2012

Acupuncture Improves Pregnancy & Live Birth Rates In IVF

The website HealthCMI recently wrote about new research from China which concludes that treatment with electroacupuncture improves pregnancy outcome and pregnancy rates for couples using IVF. Researchers discovered that electroacupuncture increases blood levels of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA-G). These results, taken together with a Canadian study that found the presence of HLA-G was predictive: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 26, 2012

A Well Known Therapist Recounts Her Experience With Acupuncture

Well known psychologist Laura S. Brown, wrote about her healing experience with acupuncture in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. In the fall of 1987, Laura Brown lost her voice.  As a singer and a speaker, she had had voice troubles before but this laryngitis, which came on shortly after her return from the American Psychological: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 19, 2012

Help For Women With Uterine Fibroids

In my Chicago acupuncture practice I treat many women for various gynecological problems. A common one is uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus that often occur during child bearing years. For many women the fibroids are not problematic but for some they can be painful and cause bleeding. I recently came: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 14, 2012

Mayo Clinic Finds Ginseng Reduces Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Debilitating fatigue occurs in the majority of patients battling cancer.  So, it is nice to hear about research utilizing the benefits of Chinese herbs to relieve exhaustion among the sufferers of this disease. In this recent study, 340 patients who were undergoing or had completed treatment for cancer received a placebo or 2000 milligrams of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 11, 2012

And The Award Goes To.... Robert Downey Jr. For His Support of Chinese Medicine

Robert Downey Jr. jokingly described himself as, “I confess, that I am as close to being a Chinese-American as any Caucasian ever could be in his life. ”  He made this observation recently upon being honored for his support of Chinese Medicine. He credits his good health to TCM and said that “It’s contributed to: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 7, 2012