Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

Herb of the Month: E Mei Shan Medicated Plasters

These herbal patches contain pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing Chinese herbs. They work great for back pain in any location, as well as trapezius tightness, and shin splints. For the month of April, we will be selling the herbal plasters at a 20% discount, just $3.00 per box of 5 patches. While supplies last.

Treating Sciatic Pain with Acupuncture

Chances are, you are familiar with the term sciatica— leg pain along the pathway of the sciatic nerve– maybe you or someone you know suffers from it. Sciatica is a very common symptom seen in acupuncture practices, sometimes accompanied by low back pain, sometimes on its own. Sciatica can be caused by many different underlying

Weighing in on the Toothpick Controversy

Earlier this month, the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle released the results of a clinical study on acupuncture for back pain. It became controversial almost instantly. Here’s why: the results showed that acupuncture worked for back pain, better than conventional medical care. However, it also showed that “fake” acupuncture, where the acupuncture

Reminder: New Office Open in One Week!

Our Worcester office will be open starting Monday, January 5, 2009. That’s just one week away! We are taking appointments now for the first week of January; just call the office at (508) 890-8899. How do you know if acupuncture is right for you? See our Conditions Treated page for a list of issues that

A Wide Range of Natural Health Options

Usually, I like to keep my blog posts focused on Chinese medicine. But when I do health research I come across a lot of great information about other natural therapies. Here are links to several articles that I’ve found interesting. Yoga: Yoga Eases Physical and Mental Menopause Symptoms (Reuters) Yoga Helps Survivors of Natural Disasters

What You May Not Know About Vitamin D

There have been an astonishing number of articles about vitamin D in the past few months.  Nearly all of the media relates two facts: that vitamin D has important health benefits, and that many of us don’t get enough of it. Our bodies create vitamin D as the result of exposure to sunlight.  Vitamin D

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Many people have already read this article, but it’s worth reviewing.  It is some of the best press acupuncture has received recently. A large-scale German study found that acupuncture provided relief for low back pain, performing almost twice as well as conventional medical treatments. This study confirms what acupuncturists have believed for years; acupuncture can

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