Posts Tagged ‘menopause’

September Specials

Back to School Special! All students, teachers, and school administrators get one $10 treatment during the month of September. This can be used for a new or returning patient; one per person. Please pass the word! Herbs of the Month: Eight Flavor Rhemannia The Herb of the Month for September is Eight Flavor Rhemannia. This

Generations Talk Postponed—Read Here Instead for PMS and Menopause Info

The roundtable discussion scheduled for tonight at Generations has been postponed until the Fall (exact date TBD). Instead, I will give you a preview of some of the information that I was going to talk about. Many people are familiar with the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup, an MD who focuses on women’s health and

Where We’ll Be This Month

It’s turning out to be a busy month, with three speaking engagements coming up. First, this Sunday (August 9) I’ll be presenting at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) with fellow community acupuncturist Tess Bois. We will be discussing community acupuncture—specifically, how we can be of service to local communities—and offering free treatments to attendees.

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

Acupuncture for Women’s Health

Recent research from Germany found acupuncture to be effective for treating painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea). Women in the control group did not receive acupuncture while women in the treatment group were given 15 acupuncture treatments. After three months, the women in the acupuncture treatment group reported less pain and a better quality of life than women

Acupuncture for Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture has long been used to treat hot flashes in perimenopausal and menopausal women.  Now, researchers in Norway have found acupuncture to be helpful in treating hot flashes caused by Tamoxifen, a common treatment for breast cancer. Real acupuncture performed better than “sham” acupuncture, relieving hot flashes both day and night by 50%.  Benefits continued

Gender, Race, and Even Geography May Impact Health

For years, health research was done primarily on white men, and scientists assumed that the results were applicable across all populations.  Now, it is becoming increasingly evident that variables such as gender, race, and geography can also impact health.  The following are just a few examples from recent medical literature. Two studies of attention-deficit hyperactivity

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