Category Archives : Acupuncture

nserting Needles Into the Body: Brain Activity Associated With Acupuncture Needle Stimulation

This is a meta-analysis which means that gather many different research papers and focus on combining and contrasting different studies to draw a conclusion.  In this paper they showed the via functional MRI (fMRI) the brain response for needling is different than other stimulation at the same point. Abstract Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]