Acupuncture for Scars

May 16, 2011

Some surgical operations or injuries can leave unsightly scars.  These scars can be discoloured and made of tough, rubbery, inflexible material that may feel sensitive to the touch years after the surgery is completed. Acupuncture can reduce the appearance of the scar.  Acupuncture promotes the local production of cortisol, a natural hormone that acts as […]

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Facial Exercise Helps You Look Younger

March 23, 2010

These simple exercises can help you look younger. They are a completely natural way to tone and firm up the muscles that support and shape the face. When these facial muscles are well toned and firm, they lift and pull the skin tighter smoothing out wrinkles and adding body to your face. They are an […]

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Acupuncture in a Cuban Hospital

March 15, 2010

Here is an article that I have been working on since my trip to Cuba in January. I am embarrassed it took me so long to write. This article is based on information I gathered from an interview with an acupuncturist on January 4, 2010. After receiving numerous massages (the things I do for work, […]

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Getting Over Your Fear of Acupuncture

February 24, 2010

The biggest concern that people have with acupuncture is the needles.  We have an innate fear of needles from the time when we are young and experience our first round of booster shots.  I have the same painful memories that most people do.  The nurse that smelled like a hospital, that enormous needle that she […]

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Research: Lumbar Disc Herniation and Acupuncture

December 2, 2009

The August 2007 issue of the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, Volume 5, Number 4 had a study by Zhang Bi-meng, Wu Yao-chi and Shao Ping entitled “Treatment of lumbar intervertebral disk herniation with electric acupuncture “. A total of 200 subjects were studied with 100 subjects in the treatment group receiving electro acupuncture […]

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Research: Plantar Fasciitis and Acupuncture

November 30, 2009

The 2009 November 23 edition of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine contained the study, “Acupuncture Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Six Months Follow-up” written by Zhang SP, Yip TP, Li QS. The study followed 53 subjects who were divided into 2 groups. An acupuncture treatment group receiving acupuncture at PC 7 […]

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