Posts Tagged ‘herbal medicine’

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

I am frequently asked if acupuncture can help with weight loss. The simple answer is this: acupuncture can help to support your chosen weight-loss regimen, which must include a healthy diet and moderate exercise to be successful.* For example, acupuncture can help to boost your metabolism by improving digestive function, give you more energy for

Chinese Medicine for Olympic Athletes

It has been fun watching the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. As an acupuncturist, I find it especially interesting to see the information circulating about Traditional Chinese Medicine (although some of it is mis-information).One clinic in the Olympic athlete’s’ village is offering acupuncture and traditional Chinese massage. Both athletes and coaches are taking advantage of

Chinese Herb May Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Preliminary evidence from six research trials has found that Chinese Club Moss may be effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease.  It has been shown to increase cognition and function in Alzheimer’s patients and to reduce behavioral disturbances.Researchers theorize that the beneficial effects of Chinese Club Moss are related to its ability to block the enzyme acetyl

Chinese Medicine for Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Two reviews released late last year reference Chinese medicine as a possible adjunctive therapy for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Lung cancer guidelines released by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) endorse massage and acupuncture as integrative therapies that can be used while patients are being treated with conventional Western medicine.  The ACCP states that

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