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Category: Acupuncture and Back Pain

“Why Do I Have To Get Acupuncture Treatment So Often?”

New patients sometimes ask me, “Why do I have to come to acupuncture so often?” The number of acupuncture treatments needed depends on you and on the length of time that your problem has existed. If your difficulty has bothered you for years, you will need a good deal more treatment than someone else who: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 21, 2016

Ling Gu: An Amazing Acupuncture Point

Ling Gu This has been one of my most popular acupuncture posts since it came out two years ago. I’ve updated it to answer questions I’ve received from readers. Enjoy! Acupuncture treatments almost always use more than one acupoint, but today, I want to highlight one of my favorites. I use the point named Ling: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2015

Research Shows Acupuncture Is Effective Pain Relief

Research into acupuncture’s ability to reduce pain has shown that it can increase the body’s own pain-killing chemicals like endorphins, which are 200 times more potent than morphine. Not to mention…. *A recent study, from Australia found that acupuncture is as good as drugs for numerous pains such as low back pain, migraines and sprained: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 11, 2014

Acupuncture in Australia: New Findings

Australia is in the news because of acupuncture, not only due to a princely visit. Just when Kate Middleton (aka Duchess of Cambridge), Prince William and Prince George are visiting New Zealand and Australia, we have some exciting news from that region of the world. My mother has checked the royals’ itinerary and assures me: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 7, 2014

Dr. Oz Is A BIG Fan Of Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is one of Dr. Oz’s favorite remedies! He has researched acupuncture, received needles himself and was very impressed with what he saw when he visited hospitals in China. Chinese medicine has been featured on his show several times. Below I have links to videos showing his enthusiasm for this ancient therapy. ~ In this: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 4, 2014

The Military Is Using Acupuncture As An Alternative To Painkillers

Stars and Stripes published an article last month about the Military using acupuncture as an alternative to prescription painkillers. The military seems to have an increasing interest in the many benefits of acupuncture and I hope it continues. Read the following by Jennifer H. Svan . Lt. Col. Dan Ferris has taken some ribbing for: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 8, 2010

Acupuncture is Effective for Back Pain

Back pain is a very common complaint in my Chicago practice. People come in experiencing many types of back pain. There is sciatica, tight muscles, disc problems and many more. Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for most causes of back pain. From Acupuncture TodayJuly, 2009, Vol. 10, Issue 07 Acupuncture Found Effective for Back: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 21, 2010

Acupuncture Relieves Low Back Pain for Pregnant Women

The September, 2009 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, carried the results of a study that is of particular importance to pregnant women. Dr. Shu-Ming Wang and colleagues from the Yale School of Medicine, used pressure needles taped to the ear acupuncture points of pregnant women and found that they experienced significant: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 23, 2009

NHS to Give Back Pain Acupuncture

This story is from the BBC News26 May 2009 Patients with persistent low back pain should be offered acupuncture, massages or exercises on the NHS, says guidance. It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies. The rationing watchdog said evidence suggests they: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 3, 2009

Paula Abdul Uses Acupuncture For Pain Relief

Well it’s down to the wire for the popular show American Idol. In a recent interview Paula Abdul not only talked about who she thinks will win, but also mentioned her use of acupuncture! Check it out… Paula Abdul On Adam Lambert’s ‘Idol’ Chances & Getting Herself Off Medication Access Hollywood – May 5, 2009: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on May 19, 2009
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