Category Archives : Acupuncture


Acupuncture In Addition to SSRI For Depression

Acupuncture studies that try to fit in the standardized placebo controlled model of so called “Evidenced Based Medicine” is sometimes fruitless.  How do you really create an acupuncture placebo?   Many teams have come up with various options, but the fact is with all these placebo’s you are still doing some sort of treatment.    In the […]


Acupuncture Is A Cost-Effective Healthcare Option

The lack of acupuncture coverage by insurance companies in Massachusetts at best disappointing.  Very few companies actually cover acupuncture treatments.  I know I save insurance companies  tens of thousands each year.  I have little doubt that my acupuncture colleagues in Massachusetts in total save insurance companies many millions.   We would save insurance companies more […]


Natural Solutions for Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy is a critical time for smart dietary choices and proper nutritional support to improve the health of a baby.  But  pregnancy and childbirth in the opinion of many has become has become a pathology and medical procedure with excessive interventions that can negatively influence a mother and babies’ health. Of course a small percentage […]

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Acupuncture For Sleep Disorders

Sleep is not overrated!  Sleep is how our body restores itself.  Lack of sleep leads to inflammation and there is good data tying lack of sleep to many undesirable health consequences. There can be many reasons why someone is not sleeping well. The typical patterns I see when someone complains of a not sleeping well […]


Acupuncture Superior to Standard of Care for Chronic Pain – More than the placebo effect

A recent Archives of Internal Medicine systematic review article of acupuncture randomized control trials (RCTs) found that acupuncture was more effective than what customary care for chronic pain.   The meta analysis examined 29 studies involving almost 18,000 adults.   The researchers concluded that acupuncture was more effective than customary medical treatments and slightly better than […]