Shingles

Shingles is a very painful skin rash that can often leave patients in pain long after the rash itself has cleared. As with so many pain conditions, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be a very effective therapeutic treatment for symptoms of shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia.

Headaches

Headaches are a very common health ailment with a wide variety of causes and manifestations. Up to 90% of adults have experienced a tension-type headache. The 2009 National Health Interview Survey found that 21% of adult females and 10% of adult males experience migraine or severe headaches. The good news is, acupuncture can be a very helpful treatment for all of kinds of headaches – both in the moment and preventatively.

Balance Your Emotions the Natural Way

I think that many patients could lift their mood and treat their anxiety and depression successfully without introducing medications, or could increase the efficacy of their medications and thereby cut the dosage to reduce side effects by modifying their lifestyle and introducing natural therapeutic tools to manage emotional imbalances.

The current problem with acupuncture research

Acupuncture research, most importantly, must allow the acupuncture to maintain its integrity as a powerful, holistic, individualized intervention, because otherwise what is being tested is not acupuncture. And many of these effectiveness studies that do allow acupuncture to be performed in a less fabricated way show amazing results.  So be a discerning reader when you come across a medical study on acupuncture, and remember that a circle should be measured as a circle…not as something that it is not.