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 […]
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, […]
Acupuncture is a very effective therapy for chronic pain conditions. However treatments must be on a regular basis which is the downside. The upside is that it is most likely a better option than drugs which carry various ‘side effects’ and many which can harm the liver. The ‘side effects’ […]
Below is the abstract of a recent research article that stimulating a certain acupuncture point GB-34 known as “Yang Ling Quan” (translated loosely to Yang Mound Spring) helped improve gait in the elderly. It was a randomized control trial which is what makes it a bit more interesting. Stimulating one […]
Good Morning America ran a story this morning about pediatric acupuncture. They visited my friend Sue Harris’ acupuncture center in Stoughton and with Fae Kontje-Gibbs the attending acupuncturist who also shares an office with me in Cambridge.