Acupuncture going mainsteam for insomnia?

It always excites me when I read or hear about acupuncture in the media.  Acupuncture had been growing and more people are seeking acupuncture and other laternative treatments more and more these days. Today I read that a recent analysis of national survey data revealed that over 1.6 million American adults use some form of…

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Two proteins in the blood may indicate development of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening complication of about 3-5% of all pregnancies and a leading cause of maternal death.  It often occurs without warning.  So this finding that appeared in the September 7 New England Journal of Medicine may be an important step in predicting if a woman will develop preeclampsia and developing a cure for preeclampsia. Preeclampsia results in…

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Acupuncture is great support for the cancer patient

First, I want to be very clear that when I discuss acupuncture for a cancer patient, I am not talking about treating cancer.  Those looking to cure cancer with acupuncture are not accepted as patients at AbsoluteQi Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Somerset, NJ.  We treat cancer patients with acupuncture as an adjunct therapy before,…

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Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient

I took a seminar this weekend at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  It was given by their Integrative Medicine Services.  It is extremely exciting for me to learn about all of the acupuncture research that such a prominant mainstream cancer institute is doing.  It is great for the field of acupuncture in hopes of it becoming more…

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Sore from muscle pain? Try Gua Sha.

Gua Sha is a scraping technique where pressure is applied to the skin using strokes with a smooth edged instrument.  It is often used with acupuncture treatment and may provide added relief for pain and other ailments. Gua sha is used to treat chronic neck, shoulder and back pain, strains and sprains, stress, muscle aches, fatigue,…

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Laser treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Reuters Health published an article on 8/31/06 about a study using laser treatment to the ovaries to improve ovulation in women with PCOS, who have irregular menstrual cycles. Although the study was small, only 19 women in the study, the results were promising. The women were given an injection of pethidine (a painkiller) and then 30 minutes…

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