Acupuncture for Varicose Veins

Acupuncture for Varicose Veins I have been asked several times if acupuncture can be used for varicose veins.  So, here I am, my first post for 2015! Varicose veins are defined as: (courtesy http://www.patient.co.uk/health/varicose-veins-leaflet) Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of…

Acupuncture for COPD

Acupuncture for COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is defined as Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. The UK National Health Service elaborates on it thus: (link) People with COPD have difficulties breathing,…

Acupuncture Study on Heart Rate Variability Proves True Acupuncture Better Than Sham

Real Acupuncture Better Than Sham Longtime followers of my blog will note that I have one basic underlying theme covering a good portion of the posts. Namely, that scientific evidence shows the difference between needling in true acupuncture points as opposed to non acupuncture points; and that needling produces different…

Meridian Style Acupuncture for Headache Lecture Available on eLotus.org

As it turns out, my lecture on Elotus.org can be viewed for free online.  The title is “Meridian Approach for Treating Headaches  & Migraines”.  Just sign up for an account. Click the link: http://www.elotus.org/free-course/meridian-approach-treating-headaches-migraines Am hoping to work with them more in the future!

6th Annual Acupuncture Convention

Courtesy Trisha Sanijon: The Philippine Academy of Acupuncture, Inc. (PAAI) is inviting you to attend its 6th Annual Scientific Convention on November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at the Lung Center Auditorium, Quezon City with the theme “Building Capacities for Good Acupuncture Practice.” The convention will feature updates and guidelines on the…

Acupuncture Effects Not Just Psychological

Acupuncture Effects – just in your mind? One of the knocks against acupuncture is that it’s effect is merely “psychological”.  The patient thinks he or she will get benefits from it, and therefore gets some form of the placebo effect and receives some therapeutic benefit.  Previous blog entries of mine…

Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases (link) defines Crohn’s as: Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation of the bowel. It most commonly affects the lower small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine (colon), but may involve any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends…

Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy: the De Qi Sensation

Bell’s Palsy Bell’s Palsy is named after Scottish physician and anatomist Charles Bell (1774-1842).  His work helps us understand what happens in Bell’s Palsy, or problems with the Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve VII) and it’s branches.  CN VII controls the muscles of facial expression, which is why a problem with…