Finding Hope: Using Acupuncture To Live Opioid Free

Here is a link to a news story about a US veteran who stopped taking opioids for pain because of the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy. My opinion is that the majority of people really don’t need opioids, since the risk usually outweighs the benefits. There are always exceptions. Awareness and education on behalf of all Read More…

Acupuncture & The Western Hemisphere

Acupuncture & The Western Hemisphere. It took almost 300 years for Europe and 400 years for the US to appreciate the therapeutic value of acupuncture, which is considered an alternative and complementary medicine in the US, but is a traditional medicine in China. During the European Middle Ages, especially from 1500 to 1700, the Dutch Read More…

Iatrogenic Disease

It may surprise you to find that medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. My opinion is acupuncture should be considered before surgical and pharmaceutical intervention because it is gentle and associated with very little to no risk. Drugs and surgery have an important place in medicine, but are Read More…

The 20-20-20 rule

A study in the Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology found benefits for taking 20 minute breaks when staring at a computer screen for a total of 20 seconds. During the 20 seconds, participants would stare at something at least 20 feet away.

Exercise and probiotics

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30157109?log$=activity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30157109?log$=activity This systematic review shows a connection between exercise and our gut bacteria, aka “native probiotics.” “Butyrate” (also found in butter/ ghee) is responsible for regulating energy metabolism in the colon. Basically, what this study says is that movement is important for our colon and in turn helps our digestion work better. Therefore, the Read More…

It is striking that many of the studies reveal NADA’s effectiveness with populations often considered to be the most difficult to treat.

Ear acupuncture is effective and easy to get since all you need is a chair and 25 minutes. Conclusion from research: “It is striking that many of the studies reveal NADA’s effectiveness with populations often considered to be the most difficult to treat.” That basically means that acupuncture and acupressure therapy seem to always help Read More…

How to use your smartphone without ruining your health (via Popular Science)

This article provides a few suggestions to limit excessive stress on our body from smart phones: Smartphones can put your health at risk with problems like bad posture, blue light, and too much screen time. Protect yourself with these tips. Source: Popular Science  

Safety and Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children, A Review of the Evidence

Link; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2518962/