Can Acupuncture Treat Depression? Scientific American Journal

"A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to antidepressant medications, and new research suggests that acupuncture could be a promising option. One new study found the traditional Chinese practice to be as effective as antidepressants, and a different study found that acupuncture may help treat the medications' side effects." read more

How Acupuncture Relieves Stress

Good news, acupuncture fans: It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why.  The new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s stress-relieving abilities, something science has yet to fully understand.  The researchers discovered that stress hormones were lower in rats that had received electronic acupuncture. Results were published in the Journal of Endocrinology.  read more

Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes Night Sweats in Menopause

"Acupuncture treatments may reduce the frequency of symptoms during menopause. This was the conclusion of a study that found, compared with menopausal women who did not receive the treatment, hot flashes and night sweats reduced by over a third in menopausal women who received acupuncture. This benefit lasted for at least 6 months. " read more

Acupuncture Lowers Blood Pressure

"One might imagine that if someone were sticking needles in your body that your blood pressure would go up.  But, a recent study on the effects of acupuncture and high blood pressure demonstrated that the exact opposite can happen.   Indeed, acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the body can significantly lower blood pressure and these results persist over time."   read more

Military Uses Acupuncture

"I actually had a demonstration of acupuncture on me, and I'm not a spring chicken," she says, "and it didn't make me 16 again, but it certainly did make me feel better than I had, so I figured, hey ... let's give it a shot with our soldiers here."   In recent years, military doctors have turned to acupuncture in special pain clinics and for troops in battle zones. Last year, the Army surgeon general began making the alternative treatments more widely available." read more

ABC News - Acupuncture for Pain

"A growing number of Americans would prefer to stop popping pills and avoid going under the knife to treat a bum knee, achy lower back or sore hip. Instead, they’re turning to the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture to help ease chronic joint pain. "  read more

Why Acupuncture Works For Anxiety Relief

"...in a study published online in October 2013 in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, students who underwent a 20-minute acupuncture session were found to have less anxiety and better memory immediately afterward than those who didn't have acupuncture." read more