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Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans.  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report 3.1 million Americans visited acupuncturists in 2007, up from 2.1 million in 2002. Many people use acupuncture for its benefits, because of its apparent safety, compared to other standard treatment modalities. A recent study, reminds us that […]

A University of Michigan survey has determined that 33 % of people with chronic pain reported using alternative and complimentary therapies including chiropractic treatment and acupuncture for pain relief.   Carmen Green, MD, professor of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan found this treatment approach is attracting people with college education […]

Congestive heart failure (CHF), also known as heart failure, occurs when the heart cannot properly pump blood to the body, and sufficiently supply the blood (and nutrients, including oxygen) that the organs require for proper functioning.   It can be caused by conditions that either weaken or stiffen the heart muscles or those that increase […]

Acupuncture has spread around the world since originating in China but conventional western medicine has remained steadfastly skeptical. Although there is now good evidence that acupuncture can relieve pain, many of the other health benefits acupuncturists claim are on shakier ground.   Despite acupuncture’s 4,000-year history, little is known about the biological pathways that enable […]