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Category: Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine Research

Learn How Acupuncture Works And The Research Behind It

I’m very excited to share this video with you. If you have read my blog before, you know I am a fan of Mel Hopper Koppelman, the Director of Evidence Based Acupuncture. During this part of our conversation (here is Part 1 and Part 2) Mel addresses three of the most common questions people ask: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 12, 2018

Become A Critical Thinker When It Comes To Acupuncture Research

Acupuncture has been shown to safely provide relief for many conditions. How do I know that? First, I have almost 17 years of experience practicing acupuncture with great results. AND there is solid research to back up acupuncture’s effectiveness. We all need to be smart consumers – critical thinkers about our healthcare treatments. Where can: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 6, 2018

A Preview of my Conversation with Mel Hopper Koppelman: Find out what Evidence Based Acupuncture Means

Mel Hopper Koppelman is an acupuncturist, who is well known for deep diving into both acupuncture and Western medical research. As the Director of Evidence Based Acupuncture, she is helping create a valuable resource for acupuncturists and patients worldwide. In this preview, Mel tells us what Evidence Based Acupuncture is and why it is important: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 3, 2018

Chinese Herbs for Treatment of Psychosis: The Evidence

As the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine moves toward evidence based medicine, rigorous studies are essential, and it looks like another good research study has recently been reported. In China, many conditions are treated with herbal medicines. It is common to have an extensive herbal pharmacy in the hospital. A team of investigators from Shanghai: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 12, 2017

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Reduce Menstrual Pain

A July, 2017, study tested acupuncture as a treatment for women suffering from menstrual pain. Researchers found that over 50% of the women in the study reported a 50% reduction in pain symptoms, furthermore the success was maintained at the one year mark. This acupuncture study is the work of medical researchers from Western Sydney University, Australia and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2017

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

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

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
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