Monthly Archives: March 2011


Acupuncture Reduces Medication During Hip Replacement

See: Clin J Pain. 2011 Mar-Apr;27(3):262-7. The effect of auricular acupuncture on fentanyl requirement during hip arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Wetzel B, Pavlovic D, Kuse R, Gibb A, Merk H, Lehmann C, Wendt M, Usichenko TI. Departments of *Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine †Orthopedic Surgery, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, […]


Spirulina for Iron Deficiency Anemia

I am not a huge fan of the algae Spirulina. It has been questioned to potentially cause vitamin B12 deficiencies. From a Chinese Medicine perspective it would be good for someone that is robust as the Spirulina can be very cooling and cleansing.