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Category: Acupuncture Research

Join Me Monday On Twitter For #AcupunctureHour

This coming Monday, August 14th, I will be hosting ‘Acupuncture Hour’ on Twitter and I hope you will join me! The discussion goes from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Chicago or Central Standard time and 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the United Kingdom, where this fabulous hour was started. What is Acupuncture Hour?  One hour every Monday, acupuncturists, lovers: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 10, 2017

Acupuncture Offers Long Term Pain Relief For Migraine Sufferers

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows long term pain relief for migraine sufferers. This study had 249 participants who regularly suffered migraines without aura. They were divided into 3 groups: *true acupuncture *sham acupuncture and *a control group. The participants kept diaries to record how often they: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 12, 2017

New Research Demonstrates Acupuncture Can Effectively Lower Blood Pressure

Ever thought that being stuck by a needle would make your blood pressure go down? If they’re acupuncture needles placed appropriately they sure can! High blood pressure is a common problem and very frightening for those people suffering from the condition. They often wind up on medications, these medications  often have side effects, some serious.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 31, 2016

2 Important Acupuncture Studies You Should Know About

Mel Hopper Koppelman is back to give us the low down on 2 important acupuncture studies. This is part two of my interview with MHK, if you missed part one go here now. JD: What do you think are the most important acupuncture research studies to come out in the last 2-3 years? Why are: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 1, 2016

Meet Mel: An Acupuncturist Who is Making a Difference

Friends..today is special! If you’re active in the international acupuncture community or on Facebook you’ve probably heard of my guest today: Mel Hopper Koppelman. Recently she’s taken a very public stand for acupuncturists everywhere. Combating critics like Edzard Ernst and speaking up against the new NICE guideline draft, which reversed their previous recommendation and do not: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 26, 2016

Acupuncture Increased Ovarian Function and Pregnancy Results

A very recent study in China observed the positive effects of “menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy” on specific patients undergoing treatment with IVF (In vitro-fertilization). The research was designed to look for changes in ovarian function and pregnancy rates after a series of acupuncture treatments. The study was comprised of a group of 63 women who: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 9, 2016

An Intriguing Interview With Author: Ioannis Solos

Fans of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, I am bringing you further interesting details from my in-depth interview with the well known author, speaker and dedicated practioner of Chinese Medicine, Ioannis Solos. Don’t miss the first part which was published on the ANF (Acupuncture Now Foundation) website last week. Ioannis speaks fluent Greek, English and Chinese, he has spent: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 16, 2015

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

Local Acupuncturist Responds To Chicago Tribune Article: Chinese Medicine Is Effective AND Safe

My good friend and colleague, Nicole Hohmann L.A.c., has a lot to say about a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. The article titled ‘Testing Traditional Chinese Medicine’ appeared in the Tribune on 9/21/15, it leaves the reader without a clear picture of modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in America. I am proud to publish Nicole’s: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 24, 2015

Acupuncture Offers Effective Allergy Relief

Large Intestine 4 Allergies are a common problem with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to severe, life threatening reactions. Many people don’t realize how very effective both acupuncture and Chinese herbs are for relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies. So I am going to tell you! According to WebMD, 55% of the U.S. population: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 9, 2015
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