Yearly Archives: 2012


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]