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Archives: March 2012

Sinus Infections -> Antibiotics 0, Acupuncture 1

Walking out of a doctor’s office with a prescription for antibiotics used to be as expectable as walking out of 31 Flavors with a double scoop of ice cream. No longer true. Antibiotics are being used more carefully these days, especially for sinus infections, 98% of which are viral not bacterial. A study in The: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2012

Acupuncturist Is Novel’s Hero

Have you read NY Times best selling author (and doctor) Michael Palmer’s book, “The Second Opinion?” I haven’t but now that I know an acupuncturist plays a pivotal role I might ;). In an intriguing novel about health care deceit, a dedicated young doctor brings in an acupuncturist to provide a second opinion (get it?): Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 26, 2012

Is Your Computer a Pain in the Neck? Acupuncture Can Help

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how acupuncture can help computer users who suffer from the common problem of carpal tunnel syndrome. Well, unfortunately carpal tunnel is not the only complaint that results from sitting in front of a computer all day so, today I’m going to focus on a pain: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 19, 2012

Have a Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

Posted By: tcm007 on March 17, 2012
Labels: Holidays

New Study Finds Acupuncture Can Help Stroke Recovery

Here is a brand new finding for acupuncture and the brain!  A Chinese study has reported that acupuncture has been effective in regenerating nerves in the brain following a stroke due to cerebral ischemia (restricted blood flow to the brain). Acupuncture was able to promote more neural stem cells in the brain and aid differentiation: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 12, 2012

And the beat goes on... Pulses and Chinese Medicine

Pulse diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine is unlike other forms of pulse-taking. You have certainly had the experience of going into your doctor’s office and having your heart/pulse rate checked. If the rate, which is normally between 60-90 beats per minute, was too fast, too slow, or irregular, your physician probably spoke to you about: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 5, 2012

Need Some Advice?

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” ~ Erica Jong

Posted By: tcm007 on March 2, 2012

Acupuncture Enhances the Effectiveness of Standard Therapies

Many people think about coming into my Chicago acupuncture practice just to get an acupuncture treatment.  Very often, that is the answer. Sometimes, it is half the answer.  Acupuncture has been found to be very useful when used in conjunction with other treatments, such as women undergoing fertility treatments or individuals trying to manage pain. : Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 1, 2012