An Acupuncturist Can Help Keep Your Cold at Bay, Dr. Oz

An Acupuncturist can help Keep Your Cold at Bay, Dr. Oz

Excerpt ‘Tis the season for colds and the flu, but luckily we have ways in which we can boost our immune systems to ward off illness. Acupuncture is oftentimes thought of as a pain-relieving treatment, but did you know it could also help to naturally boost your immune system? " Read More

Stress Management In The Face Of Infertility, Huffington Post

Excerpt   "5. Try fertility focused acupuncture: .... “many patients who receive regular acupuncture attest to feeling a significant drop in stress levels when going through fertility treatment. Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood flow, stimulate the immune system, as well as the release of serotonin and endorphins. Getting acupuncture on the day of your embryo transfer can help not only reduce nervousness and anxiety before and after the procedure, but a helpful treatment for improving chances of conception. Lastly, acupuncture provides a weekly reprieve from the cumulative stress that builds throughout the infertility experience, and a chance to reflect on how you are dealing with the process.”   Read More


To Turn Opioid Addiction Around, This Clinic Tries Exercise, Meditation And Acupuncture

To Turn Opioid Addiction Around, This Clinic Tries Exercise, Meditation And Acupuncture

Excerpt  "Kaiser tracked more than 80 patients over a year. It found the group’s ER visits decreased 25 percent. Inpatient admissions and total opioid doses dropped 40 percent.

Bye says the team helps patients taper off opioids and explore the benefits of alternatives like exercise, meditation, acupuncture and mindfulness. “And we found that we've had really good results getting those patients unstuck from the mud, getting them moving and living the life they want to live,”

Family medicine Dr. Heidi Clune says sometimes a  pain prescription can escalate to addiction.  “Our goal with  is to take that patient off that opioid Island and build that bridge, and get them back to functioning with society,” Clune says. " Read more

Natural Treatments For Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression

Natural Treatments For Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression

Excerpt "Seasonal Affective Disorder is an example of how a change in seasons can affect our emotional and physical well-being. Between 4 and 6 percent of the U.S. population suffer from SAD. It is more commonly observed in those who live at high latitudes . Seasonal changes are  more extreme in these regions, supporting the idea that SAD is caused by changes in sunlight availability.  While SAD can occur during summer with symptoms such as weight loss, trouble sleeping and decreased appetite, its winter symptoms tend to be more severe. Winter-time sufferers  can experience fatigue, increased need for sleep, decreased energy levels, weight gain, increase in appetite, difficulty concentrating and increased desire to be alone."  Read More

India's Philanthropist-Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

India's Philanthropist-Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

$106,000 Heart Surgery Costs $1,500 in India

Read about how this amazing Indian heart surgeon makes surgery affordable for all people in need.   Excerpt  "Devi Shetty says Narayana's profits are poured back into the enterprise, which now has 29 hospitals in India. The volume of surgeries has drawn comparisons to the assembly lines of Henry Ford. It's not something Shetty shies away from: "The is the way forward for the world," he says.  "It's pointless building boutique hospitals where one surgery or two heart surgeries are done in a day. We need to have a few hospitals, but these hospitals should do very large numbers. Then your quality improves, costs go down," he says.  Shetty contends people are entitled to care regardless of how little they earn.   "We do about 30  major heart surgeries a day. And we have never refused a patient because they have no money."  The fees from the rich offset the costs for the poor. Patients with money pay several thousand dollars for open heart surgery. But patients with little money — and little hope of raising any — pay very little. They are 60 percent of the cases.

The head of the charitable trust wing, Lakshmi Mani, says there's no complicated test to determine who's eligible for free surgery.  "One look at them and we can make out: They are poor, they don't have the money. And once we start doubting their credentials, there's no end to it," Mani says."
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Acupuncture For Depression,

Acupuncture For Depression

Excerpt  'Since the warmth of summer has been fading into  shorter days, I have had a  influx in patients seeking relief from depression. This isn’t uncommon—each year I see it with the season change. In acupuncture, there are five major organ systems, each of which is connected to an emotion and season. During that season, the corresponding organ is  most vulnerable and the emotion tends to show up more.  Fall is Lung season and the emotion associated is grief.  From an acupuncture perspective, it makes perfect sense that there is a heightened melancholy this time of year."    read more

Westen Doctor Trades Pills For Acupuncture Needles,

Meet A Western Doctor Who Traded Pills For Acupuncture Needles

Excerpt  "Leslie Smith, MD, is a Western-trained physician who prefers acupuncture needles to scalpels and herbs to pharmaceuticals. At her  practice in Chicago, she rarely prescribes medications, relying instead on  modalities from Asian medicine and nutritional counseling. She teaches courses on acupunctur, and on  alternative medicine, to medical students at the University of Illinois ."   read more