Great article on the use of acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment for anxiety:
From Healthcare Medicine Institute: Acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using MRIs, researchers have quantified the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. Within four weeks, acupuncture successfully improves the condition of cartilage in the anterior medial and lateral tibial regions of the knee. In addition, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores document that acupuncture reduces pain and stiffness levels while simultaneously improving physical function.
Read more: www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1836-acupuncture-repairs-knee-arthritis-cartilage-damage
From the Acupuncture Council of Ireland: Acupuncture Awareness Week runs all this week and it's a great opportunity to learn more about how acupuncture can be used to treat a range of conditions including arthritis, fertility, pain, depression, stress and much more. Here's a reminder of how acupuncture helped Irish musician Luka Bloom
Great article in HealthCMi.com (Healthcare Medicine Institute) on the use of acupuncture for knee arthritis pain relief. Knee osteoarthritis is often a painful and disabling disorder. Research confirms that acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for short and long-term relief. Patients with knee osteoarthritis are advised to consult with local licensed acupuncturists to learn more.
Read full article: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1820-acupuncture-knee-arthritis-pain-relief-confirmed
From the Acupuncture Council of Ireland:
We know that acupuncture works, but a recent study on carpal tunnel syndrome, published in Brain, a neurology journal, might help us to learn how it works. A team of investigators based at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) chose carpal tunnel as the focus because it causes measurable changes in the body. It slows and confuses the sufferer's sense of touch—in the brain as well as in the skin.
Read more: http://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/blog/2017/03/09/acupuncture-shown-rewire-brain-new-carpal-tunnel-study
The Irish Times: From fertility and conception right through to the pregnancy itself, as well as life after labor, approaching this journey from an eastern perspective can be of great benefit to expectant parents. Here, acupuncturist and mum-to-be Hannah O’Connell chronicles the ways in which acupuncture can make a difference and how she works with her clients.
A letter of recommendation for acupuncture in The New York Times Magazine. The author writes of her first visit to acupuncturist and the unexpected results:
Interesting article on how acupuncture or the Alexander technique, a system for adjusting posture, could provide some long-term relief for chronic neck pain.
Quartz India writes: The year’s most prestigious prize in medicine has been bestowed upon Youyou Tu, the lead discoverer of powerful malaria drug artemisinin. In giving her the prize, the Nobel Prize committee has recognized the role ancient knowledge can play in the modern world.
Read more at http://qz.com/517202/how-traditional-chinese-medicine-finally-won-its-nobel-prize/