What is Acupuncture?

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What is acupuncture? It is a form of holistic healthcare that is used to prevent and treat certain diseases as well as relieve pain and anesthetize patients for surgery. Research shows that this began in China and has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.

My NOT-So-Mainstream Acupuncture

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Needles are good for you? Really? A technique with more than 3,000 years of success behind it, acupuncture is gaining such acceptance worldwide that even Western doctors have begun to realize how powerful its application can be. But what exactly is acupuncture, and how does it work? Acupuncture is a well-established healing method in which… Read more »

Needling Ex-Spouses

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Ellen Tien Acupuncture Is so popular these days that the current Journal of the American Medical Association contains studies taking it seriously. People are going under the needles for everything from arthritis to nicotine withdrawal. But what if your most nagging pain is a former spouse? The Sirene Spa at 1044 Madison Avenue (79th Street)… Read more »

Needle Work

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Fitness October 1996 Ten years ago, you used needles for stitching-not healing. These days, it’s a different story. Once on the fringe of alternative medicine, acupuncture-a 3,500-year-old Chinese medical procedure in which needles are inserted into points of the body to cure illness-has gone mainstream. Twelve million Americans now spend half-a-billion dollars a year on… Read more »

Acupuncture Helps Some Quell Need For Cocaine

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New York Times August 15, 2000 Acupuncture appears to help some cocaine addicts escape their dependence on the drug, according to a report published today by researchers at Yale University. Experts on drug abuse say cocaine addiction is one of the most difficult forms of drug dependency to treat. And while many treatment centers have… Read more »

All About Acupuncture

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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 »

Dancing With Doubters

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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 »

Acupuncture Goes Mainstream

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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 »

New Studies Confirm Acupuncture Relieves Pain

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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 »