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Acupuncture | Massage | Natural Medicine https://wcamclinic.com Your Source For Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal Medicine Mon, 11 Jun 2018 03:01:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://i1.wp.com/wcamclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/wcamlogo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Acupuncture | Massage | Natural Medicine https://wcamclinic.com 32 32 139437042 Treating Essential Tremors With Acupuncture https://wcamclinic.com/treating-essential-tremors-acupuncture/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treating-essential-tremors-acupuncture https://wcamclinic.com/treating-essential-tremors-acupuncture/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:50:12 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=817 A new study shows that acupuncture helps treat Essential Tremors. The more I work with TBI’s (Traumatic Brain Injuries), the more I am fascinated with the effects of acupuncture on brain and neurologic function.  There are some amazing things that happen to the body when I perform a treatment. The recoveries that I have witnessed […]

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A new study shows that acupuncture helps treat Essential Tremors. The more I work with TBI’s (Traumatic Brain Injuries), the more I am fascinated with the effects of acupuncture on brain and neurologic function.  There are some amazing things that happen to the body when I perform a treatment. The recoveries that I have witnessed have been amazing.  Its good to see this area of medicine being explored with alternative medicine.

Here’s a study that shows the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of essential tremors.  Essential Tremors and Parkinson’s Disease are many times confused with one another.  They share similar appearances on the surface, however have completely different sources and different methods of progression.  The most significant difference is where they begin from.  Essential Tremors is an autosomal dominant disorder and can be traced back through family history.  Parkinson’s Disease is unknown as to the cause and is believed to be both genetic as well as environmental.  This study is focused on people diagnosed with Essential Tremors.

This is an interesting study because I work with patients with Essential Tremors and have seen the results it gives them.  The results of the scalp acupuncture seem very impressive and it should at least warrant further explorations. I think it is interesting to note that the study shows the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture is not as great as scalp acupuncture. I hope you enjoy this study.

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Acupuncture Helps With Allergies https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-allergies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-allergies https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-allergies/#respond Sat, 07 Apr 2018 19:18:47 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=872 A recent study done by German researchers demonstrates how allergies can be helped with acupuncture.  414 patients were selected to participate in this trial with patients being divided into 3 groups. Patients receiving Acupuncture, patients receiving Sham (or fake) Acupuncture, and a control group that received only antihistamines. The whole study group participated during the […]

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A recent study done by German researchers demonstrates how allergies can be helped with acupuncture.  414 patients were selected to participate in this trial with patients being divided into 3 groups. Patients receiving Acupuncture, patients receiving Sham (or fake) Acupuncture, and a control group that received only antihistamines.

The whole study group participated during the height of the allergy season. Patients with allergies were instructed to take antihistamines as needed. The total number of days that they needed to receive medicine was recorded and something very interesting was discovered. It appears that patients that received acupuncture used far less medicine than the control group by almost half! That shows how effective the use of acupuncture as support for your allergies can be.

The groups broke down as follows: Patients receiving acupuncture used antihistamines on average for 9 days over the 3 month period.  The group receiving fake acupuncture used antihistamines for about 13.5 days. The control group used histamines for over 18 days.

This demonstrates also how a proper use of acupuncture in your medical care, reduces the need for medications. Want more information? Check out the study below! Need help with your allergies? Schedule an appointment today by clicking the link above!

Acupuncture Beats Antihistamines For Allergic Rhinitis

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Acupuncture Helps With Insomnia https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-helps-insomnia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-helps-insomnia https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-helps-insomnia/#respond Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:05:44 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=814 Here’s a study that shows that acupuncture is effective for treating insomnia.  Acupuncture was compared with a nonbenzodiazepine namely, zopiclone. It should be noted that zopiclone is not legal for use in the US. A similar medication is used in the US however in the form of, eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). These drugs are very […]

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Here’s a study that shows that acupuncture is effective for treating insomnia.  Acupuncture was compared with a nonbenzodiazepine namely, zopiclone. It should be noted that zopiclone is not legal for use in the US. A similar medication is used in the US however in the form of, eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). These drugs are very similar and are used in the same manner.

This study shows that acupuncture for insomnia is a viable alternative to medications.  It should be noted that even though a medication is similar, it does not mean that it is the same. So it is understandable that more research is needed. This study shows that acupuncture therapy helps to improve multiple factors of sleep quality, including the ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. This is really just a validation for the use of acupuncture when treating insomnia, especially for individuals who have concerns with pharmaceuticals. There are some people who struggle with side effects of medications or do not prefer to deal with the latency of sleep aids.  Acupuncture should also be a part of your protocols for treating insomnia.

This is a rather dry read unless you enjoy hard scientific papers, but I found it interesting interesting.  I hope you enjoy it.

Acupuncture Beats Drugs For Insomnia Relief

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Acupuncture Better Than Pain Medicine For Pain? https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-better-for-pain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-better-for-pain https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-better-for-pain/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:29:18 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=807 This is an interesting study that I found recently.  It shows the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain from kidney stones.  The study shows two interesting surprises. The first is that the time it took for the pain relief to be noticed by the patient is faster than pain medication by 50% (14 minutes vs 28 […]

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This is an interesting study that I found recently.  It shows the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain from kidney stones.  The study shows two interesting surprises. The first is that the time it took for the pain relief to be noticed by the patient is faster than pain medication by 50% (14 minutes vs 28 minutes).  I would have expected the medication to introduce a heavier sedation effect in a shorter amount of time than acupuncture.  The next thing I found interesting is the high level of side effects recorded from pain medication vs acupuncuture (3 patients experienced minor side effects with acupuncture vs 42 patients receiving the pain medication). Although it shouldn’t surprise me that there was a high level of side effects noted with the use of medications, it is a high level that validates the use of acupuncture when necessary.

With the serious concerns we have for the use of opioids for pain relief, the idea of using acupuncture for treating pain in the Emergency Room, is a very novel idea. I can definitely support this concept.  Unfortunately, the study has a few flaws that need to worked out. These include sample size, the use of the VAS for recording pain (too subjective), and the duration was very short for the effects to be studied. This isn’t the worst for the study given, but they should be addressed in the future.

Now this study is very much “in the weeds” for reviewing, but if you’re up to the challenge, then check out this link!

Acupuncture versus pain medication in acute renal colic: a randomized controlled trial

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Acupuncture More Effective Than Flu Vaccine? https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-effective-over-flu-vaccine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-effective-over-flu-vaccine https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-effective-over-flu-vaccine/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:14:15 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=717 Chinese herbal medicine is more effective than this years flu vaccine?

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It’s the flu season again!  It looks like trying to keep yourself healthy is going to be a little more difficult this year. Yes, you are going to have to take measures onto yourself to keep yourself healthy and not rely on the vaccination you received either by choice or by force. Remember that acupuncture and Chinese medicine will help you here! It looks like it is even more effective this year then even the mighty flu vaccine! The latest report shows that the current flu vaccine being used is only 10% effective against this seasons  influenza virus.

I am not opposed to vaccinations.  I believe that vaccinations can be an effective method for controlling the spread of virulent diseases.  However, I am a proponent for effective vaccines. This is not an effective vaccine. Yet, many nurses, and allied health professionals including hospital administrative employees will be forced to utilize a vaccine that is only 10% effective. It does make you wonder why people would pay for this, especially on an administrative level.  Would you pay a mechanic to repair your car if he was 10% effective at keeping your car running? Yet hospitals, as well as our government will.

On a side note, I am curious why it is reported as 10% effective when in reality, it is 90% INEFFECTIVE.  That means it is essentially a useless vaccine.  Now, I wonder if the FDA would allow a medication that is 10% effective in treating anything, like for example, any type of esophageal reflux disorder. We know they wouldn’t.  However, it is interesting that there are proponents of forced vaccinations for the treatment of disease, that will be unable to logically defend this one.

Chinese medicine can successfully treat many aspects of illness and has a 2000+ year history of treating these disorders. There are many herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments that help resolve these illnesses and can even cut the recovery time. My personal success rate for treating flu is very good.  The use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is an amazing solution to the question of how to take care of yourself and protect yourself from the upcoming flu season! If you need help, give us a call and set up your appointment!

Check out the article and I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5148911/This-years-flu-set-one-worst-ever.html#ixzz50ahn0mh5

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Acupuncture For Chronic Pain https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-for-chronic-pain https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 01:42:06 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=660 The use of acupuncture for chronic pain has been known for centuries in East Asian countries.  There I find it amazing that more and more evidence is coming out and yet the articles are written in a state of amazement from the people doing the study.  Many researches are shocked that acupuncture actually works.  More […]

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The use of acupuncture for chronic pain has been known for centuries in East Asian countries.  There I find it amazing that more and more evidence is coming out and yet the articles are written in a state of amazement from the people doing the study.  Many researches are shocked that acupuncture actually works.  More evidence that acupuncture is helpful to practitioners in order to promote the profession.  It show

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Acupuncture for our pets? https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-for-our-pets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-for-our-pets https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-for-our-pets/#respond Sun, 26 Nov 2017 23:23:38 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=262 The use of acupuncture as a therapy dates back thousands of years.  What most people do not realize is the fact that acupuncture as a system of medicine was used on animals as much as it was used on people.  Recently, I have been seeing more holistic approaches to animal health from veterinary offices including […]

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The use of acupuncture as a therapy dates back thousands of years.  What most people do not realize is the fact that acupuncture as a system of medicine was used on animals as much as it was used on people.  Recently, I have been seeing more holistic approaches to animal health from veterinary offices including acupuncture.  This is a good thing as well. However, most people think of this as a new thing.  In regards to acupuncture, it is not. In ancient times, your animals were what kept you alive.  Weather they were used for labor such as horses pulling carts, or used for protection such as a guard dog, or even for simple maintenance things like a cat used to keep the mice populations down. The fact is that animals were integral to human development.  Well, in those ancient days, when animals were injured, they still needed medical care.  And to that, the local doctor would come to help.  Armed with his knowledge of acupuncture he would treat the “patient” the same way as he would his two legged ones.

Incidentally, I had to help a four legged patient a couple years ago.  One of my patients had contacted me and was very upset because her beloved Howie, a 19 year old poodle had inexplicably lost the use of his back legs.  It was sudden and immediate. When she talked it over with her veterinarian, it was suggested that Howie should be euthanized because of his age.  Upset, the person contacted me and asked me for help. She explained that although Howie cannot use his back legs, he was perfectly happy and content and was not suffering at all.  She begged me to take a look to see if I could do anything.  I decided to take a look at Howie and see for myself.  As she explained, Howie was energetic, in good spirits and even had the desire to play when I examined him.  He did not appear to be having any discomfort that I could see.  I decided to try to help Howie.  After 4 treatments Howie “decided” to jump up on the couch to snuggle with her. After 6 treatments, Howie was completely functioning and showed no evidence of his previous affliction. Howie lived happily and functioning for 2 more years, before passing away because of his age.  I considered that a very good example of how acupuncture can benefit even our four legged patients. Enjoy this article.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-41016372

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Acupuncture Helps With Period Pain https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-helps-with-period-pain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-helps-with-period-pain https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-helps-with-period-pain/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:16:52 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=256 Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine is a field that is often ignored by practitioners.  It’s not often that women will utilize the treatment protocols for TCM rather than see their physician for these concerns.  I have been practicing for over 17 years and in this time, I have found that there are often situations where […]

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Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine is a field that is often ignored by practitioners.  It’s not often that women will utilize the treatment protocols for TCM rather than see their physician for these concerns.  I have been practicing for over 17 years and in this time, I have found that there are often situations where women are more willing to utilize the skills of a TCM practitioner, especially if there are concerns by the patient regarding toxicity of medications, over-medication, ineffective medications or hypersensitivity to medications. For these reasons, I have built a very successful Women’s Health practice within my office.  These treatments utilize herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping and guasha for specific needs. The one thing I have noticed over these years is the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating pain associated with menstrual cycles.  It can be seen as almost miraculous when you watch the patient get off the treatment table from their treatment completely free from pain.  This article is just more proof that what we do is effective.  It shows that women who received regular treatments had less incidence of pain during their cycle. I have seen this type of response at WCAM over and over.  Whether the pain is from PCOS, ovarian cysts, or any other gynecological problem, acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment method for care. I hope you enjoy this article.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318532.php

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Massage Therapy effective for Knee Pain https://wcamclinic.com/massage-therapy-effective-for-knee-pain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=massage-therapy-effective-for-knee-pain https://wcamclinic.com/massage-therapy-effective-for-knee-pain/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:09:38 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=248 Yet again, another study showing the effectiveness of massage therapy.  We see this over and over at WCAM. Knee pain, back pain, migraines; it doesn’t matter.  We have proven the effectiveness of our care through years of treatments.  Read the article. If you have any pain whether acute or chronic we can help!   https://www.massagemag.com/internal-rotation-rom-44621/

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Yet again, another study showing the effectiveness of massage therapy.  We see this over and over at WCAM. Knee pain, back pain, migraines; it doesn’t matter.  We have proven the effectiveness of our care through years of treatments.  Read the article. If you have any pain whether acute or chronic we can help!

 

https://www.massagemag.com/internal-rotation-rom-44621/

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Acupuncture Better than Drugs for Hot Flashes & Insomnia https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-better-than-drugs-for-hot-flashes-insomnia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=acupuncture-better-than-drugs-for-hot-flashes-insomnia https://wcamclinic.com/acupuncture-better-than-drugs-for-hot-flashes-insomnia/#respond Tue, 01 Aug 2017 21:09:41 +0000 https://wcamclinic.com/?p=251 Here’s a study that doesn’t surprise me at all! Many of my patients can testify to this one! Acupuncture is an amazing method for resolving hot flashes and insomnia.  I have done these treatments for over 17 years on patients and have seen amazing results.  These patients were dealing with cancer, or menopause, or even […]

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Here’s a study that doesn’t surprise me at all! Many of my patients can testify to this one! Acupuncture is an amazing method for resolving hot flashes and insomnia.  I have done these treatments for over 17 years on patients and have seen amazing results.  These patients were dealing with cancer, or menopause, or even just a high stressed life! This is one article that I wish I could let the whole world read.

http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1751-acupuncture-surpasses-drug-for-hot-flashes-and-insomnia

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