Read This or We’ll Stick the Dog AGAIN

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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 »

The New Ancient Trend in Medicine

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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 Later that turned into a committee on “unproven methods of cancer management,” superseded by one on “questionable methods.”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 »

Acupuncture Shortens Labor

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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 »

Finding A Good Acupuncturist

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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 »

APM (Acupuncture Physical Medicine)

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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 »

Questions and Answers about Acupuncture

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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 »

Acupuncture Checklist

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Are you experiencing any of the following conditions? Did you know that acupuncture can successfully treat any or all of these conditions? Acne Addictions Allergies Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Bell’s Palsy Bronchitis Cigarette Smoking Colitis Constipation Depression Diarrhea Earache Eczema Frozen Shoulder Gastritis Headache Hemorrhoid Hepatitis Herpes Hiccough Hypertension Indigestion Insomnia Menopause Menstrual Irregularities… Read more »

Consider the Alternative

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Tina Johnson and Elaine Porterfield In the beginning, Michael Schaible was anything but an enthusiastic convert to alternative medicine. In fact, when he was referred to Kent Community Health Center in Kent, Wash., outside Seattle, for acupuncture to help him beat his pack-a-day cigarette habit, he was highly skeptical-and, frankly, fearful of the needles. But… Read more »

Acupuncture May Ease Gag Reflex During Dental Work

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Amy Norton, British Dental Journal 2001 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who gag at the very thought of going to the dentist may find some hope in acupuncture, if they do not mind having needles stuck on their ears. British researchers say ear acupuncture can quell patients’ gag reflexes during dental procedures. In a… Read more »

Acupuncture Endorsed By U.S. Health Panel

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The Herald November 6, 1997 WASHINGTON – A panel of scientists at the National Institutes of Health confirmed something Wednesday the Chinese have known for thousands of years and many Americans are discovering: Acupuncture can work. The panel, which included doctors who practice acupuncture and some scientists who were skeptical, agreed that acupuncture clearly works… Read more »