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July 10, 2013
Holly Durning, A.P., D.O.M. featured on Blog Talk Radio!

 

January 7, 2013
Katie Couric – The Point of Acupuncture

 

May 16, 2012
Acupuncture may help ease symptoms of COPD – HuffingtonPost.com
A small trial new suggests that acupuncture may have big benefits for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The complementary treatment could help lessen labored breathing after exertion, a problem for many people with COPD, which is actually an umbrella classification for a group of lung diseases that block airflow… Read More

 

May 13, 2012
Doctors discuss effectiveness of acupuncture – Fox News

 

December 6, 2011
Health pros looking beyond conventional care
Stanley Westreich wasn’t always a believer in integrative medicine. In fact, he admits he thought it was “a little hocus-pocus.” But that was before integrative medicine helped turn his health and life around.

Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medical treatments with alternative or complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, biofeedback and stress reduction techniques. The emphasis is on prevention and the goal is to treat the whole person — body, mind and spirit… Read More

 

November 30, 2010
Acupuncture really does help relieve pain – BusinessWeek
Acupuncture alters the way that the brain perceives and processes pain, a finding that suggests the traditional Chinese treatment can effectively relieve pain, according to a new study.

German researchers used functional MRI scans to measure brain activity in 18 people who received painful electrical currents from a device fitted to their left ankle. The researchers then placed acupuncture needles on the participants’ right side — including between the toes, below the knee and near the thumb — and again inflicted pain in the left ankle… Read More

 

October 12, 2009
New scientific breakthrough proves why acupuncture works – Examiner.com
New groundbreaking research shows that the insertion of an acupuncture needle into the skin disrupts the branching point of nerves called C fibres. These C fibres transmit low-grade sensory information over very long distances by using Merkel cells as intermediaries… Read More

 

December 1, 2008
Acupuncture beats aspirin for chronic headache – Reuters

Acupuncture works better than drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

A review of studies involving nearly 4,000 patients with migraine, tension headache and other forms of chronic headache showed that that 62 percent of the acupuncture patients reported headache relief compared to 45 percent of people taking medications, the team at Duke University found… Read More

 

July 28, 2005
Acupuncture may help tension headaches – WebMD.com
Acupuncture may help tame tension headaches.

German researchers tested acupuncture on 270 adults with tension headaches. Some patients got traditional acupuncture. Others got “minimal” acupuncture, with needles placed superficially at nonacupuncture points. A third group went on a wait list for acupuncture.

Both acupuncture groups had similar drops in headaches, with benefits lasting months after treatment stopped…Read More

 

October 19, 2004
Acupuncture Helps Knee Osteoarthritis – WebMD.com
Traditional Chinese acupuncture helps people with knee osteoarthritis, new research shows.

Acupuncture uses fine needles inserted at precise points on the body. It’s been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to restore health for a variety of conditions… Read More

 

December 1, 1999
MRI shows that acupuncture treatments reduce pain – WebMD.com
Sticking an acupuncture needle into a point in the hand greatly diminishes the amount of brain activity associated with pain impulses, doctors report at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

In a series of experiments, researchers tell WebMD, the proper placement of the fine acupuncture needle in the area between the thumb and forefinger, called the Hegu point, allowed subjects to tolerate greater amounts of pain. And pictures of the brain before and after acupuncture treatment show dramatic decreases in brain activity –up to 70%…Read More