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Research on Diabetes and Chinese Medicine

Research on Diabetes and Chinese Medicine

A promising study was published in February 2011 showing that Chinese herbal medicine may be helpful in reducing insulin resistance.  Here is a link to the study and to an article explaining it in more layman’s terms.

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New research on acupuncture for the Heart

New research on acupuncture for the Heart

Several new studies have been recently published on treating the cardiovascular system using acupuncture.  Here is an article outlining the latest:  Acupuncture and the Heart article.

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Novel Treatment of Pain

Novel Treatment of Pain

Acupuncturists have teamed up with western doctors in a novel approach to the treatment of pain!  Injecting substances into acupuncture points.  Here’s the link.

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Military is using acupuncture to help with PTSD

Military is using acupuncture to help with PTSD

The military is realizing the benefits of using acupuncture to reduce symptoms of PTSD with their veterans.   Acupuncture is often very helpful for this.  We offer a military discount at our office, as military insurance doesn’t cover acupuncture.  Here’s...

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Acupuncture May Work To Reduce Stress, Study Suggests

Acupuncture May Work To Reduce Stress, Study Suggests

Anyone who has had acupuncture can attest to its relaxing effects.    A recent Georgetown study suggests that acupuncture may work by reducing a protein that is associated with chronic stress. In Chinese medicine, we view stress relief as a...

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Better Diet Equals Better Sperm, Study Shows

Better Diet Equals Better Sperm, Study Shows

A diet high in grains and fruit and low in coffee, alcohol, and red meat seems to enhance sperm motility, according to recent research.  In Chinese medicine, grains and fruit help to tonify one’s qi, which also is helps to...

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Studies Showing How Diet Affects Sperm

Studies Showing How Diet Affects Sperm

Chinese medicine has long recognized the link between diet and health, even with one’s reproductive potential.  Here is an article that discusses the link between a diet high in trans fats and lower sperm concentration.  Trans fats are found in...

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Know the Facts About Your Fertility

Know the Facts About Your Fertility

A study shows that many women don’t understand the basics of getting pregnant.  With so many high profile women getting pregnant later in life, many of us figure that getting pregnant is going to be easy.  What often isn’t disclosed...

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Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

Here is a good article on using acupuncture for stress and anxiety reduction published on Acufinder.com.   Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety By: Lynn Jaffee, LAc, Dipl. OM, MaOMAt one time or another, all of us experience stress.  These feelings are a healthy...

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Caffeine linked to female infertility

Caffeine linked to female infertility

A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology on May 26th links caffeine with female infertility. Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman’s ovaries to her womb. “Our experiments were conducted in mice,...

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