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The Daily News October 26, 1998 When acupuncture first came to the United States in the mid. 19th century, it was, largely the province of Chinese immigrants. Today, more than a million Americans rely on this ancient discipline to treat ailments as varied as poor vision, bronchitis, infertility, addiction – even arthritis in their pet… Read more »

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Ann Cotter With Michelle Cottle I first came into contact with complementary medicine as a dancer. I saw therapies like pilates and yoga help dancers with their movement problems. When I got to physical medicine and rehabilitation training and found that these therapies were not widely used or known about, I found out as much… Read more »

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Brenda Biondo At first the two dozen needles dotting Linda Prince’s back, shoulders and limbs didn’t do a thing for a year. But on the fifth visit to an acupuncturist, that changed: All of a sudden, the pain was gone,” says Prince, a physician’s assistant from Gaithersburg, Md. Prince is among the millions of Americans… Read more »

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Acupuncture Today January 2000 MRI Scans Provide Objective Evidence that Treatment Works For more than 2,500 years, acupuncture has been one of the world’s most popular forms of health care. Only in the latter part of this century has the practice of acupuncture gained acceptance in North America, but the profession appears to have earned… Read more »

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New York Times April 12, 1998 A growing number of vets are using holistic therapies to cure Spot and Fluffy. Fido has arthritis, so the vet sticks him full of pins. Fido gets better. Fluffy is scratching the neighbors. A few doses of a solution made from the essence of flowers and Fluffy is the… Read more »

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Craig Lambert, Harvard Magazine, March-April 2002 The 1950’s the American Cancer Society had a Committee on Quackery. Later that turned into a committee on “unproven methods of cancer management,” superseded by one on “questionable methods.” The names indicate a gradual acceptance of the unconventional; today the cancer society has a Committee on Complementary and Alternative… Read more »

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Natural Health January/February 1995 Acupuncture treatments given during childbirth can significantly shorten a woman’s labor, according to recent research published in Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. Of 120 women, those who received acupuncture treatments were in the first stage of labor for an average of 196 minutes, compared with 321 minutes in the control group. Acupuncture… Read more »

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Your knee shudders with a jolt of electricity every time you go down stairs, or your shoulder is tied up in knots again. You start thinking about seeing an acupuncturist. Before you do, however, let your doctor know what you’re up to. Most physicians will want to first rule out conditions that can’t be helped… Read more »

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Mark Seem, Ph.D. Acupuncture Physical Medicine is a modern American approach to classical meridian acupuncture that was developed by Mark Seem, Pb.D., L.Ac. over the past twenty years at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture that he founded and directs. Well known nationally and internationally for his several books and lively hands-on teaching style focused on… Read more »

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Blue Poppy Press Q: What is acupuncture? A: Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of three thousand years. Recently, electromagnetic research has confirmed their locations. Q: What problems can be treated by acupuncture? A: The World Health… Read more »