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Fibromyalgia can lead to mood problems.

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: What is it? Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is one of the most common diagnoses encountered in any general medicine clinic.  The Mayo Clinic defines it as: Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way […]

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Electro Acupuncture for Stroke: Spasticity of the Arm in Chronic Stroke Patients

Acupuncture for Stroke Sequelae Cerebrovascular Disease or stroke is a potentially devastating condition.  Two kinds of paralysis may occur – spastic or flaccid.  Spastic paralysis means the muscle tone is too tight so the patient cannot move.  This is opposed to flaccid paralysis where the limbs involved have no strength and power.  Both can be […]

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Acupuncture Relieves Pancreatic Cancer Pain

Pancreatic Cancer Our research article today is from the journal Pancreatology.  The article in particular is Electroacupuncture treatment for pancreatic cancer pain: A randomized controlled trial e-published October 23.  The abstract is here. Pancereatic cancer is one of the more pressing problems in medicine today.  Because it is diagnosed usually in the later stages, it is […]

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The Elemental Language of Chinese Medicine

Much has been discussed with regards to the use of elemental language in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  To proponents, it seems to be a cause for unnecessary apologetics; to skeptics, a seeming weak link through which to try to break the chain of credibility.  I humbly hope that my two cents on this topic might […]

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