Category Archives : Acupuncture

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 […]

Acupuncture Improves Heart Rate Variability

At the recent annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology came the following report of acupuncture improving heart rate variability.  The article below is taken from the Internal Medicine News website:   CHICAGO – Traditional acupuncture improves heart rate variability, and it may prove to reduce the risk of sudden death for patients with […]

Acupuncture For Reducing Fertility Stress

Acupuncture and in particular Chinese Medicine is a proven technique for increasing conception rates.   Massachusetts is one of 16 states that require insurance companies to cover ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) which is a cost we all incur.  The cost for a single IVF cycle is at minimum $10,000.  The goal of ARTs is to have […]