Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

New research concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of IBS, irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is characterized by chronic episodes of abdominal cramping and pain with diarrhea and/or constipation. The meta-analysis concludes, “Acupuncture exhibits clinically and statistically significant control of IBS symptoms.” Publish…
Shiatsu

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy that has been formulated over the last 100 years from the traditional Japanese amma massage which is a feel good, therapeutic massage. Shiatsu literally means fingerpressure and as such describes part of the therapy whereby natural body weight (finger, thumbs, elbows, forearms, feet and knees…
Relief From PMS

Relief From PMS

Acupuncture and herbs relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS) according to recent research. A meta-analysis of 8 acupuncture studies and 11 herbal medicine studies revealed a success rate of 50% or greater for the reduction of PMS and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). No incidence of major adverse events occurred. As a result, the researchers con…
Relief From Endometriosis Pain

Relief From Endometriosis Pain

Researchers find that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are effective for the relief of endometriosis pain. The total effective rate for auricular acupuncture was over 90%. The total effective rate for Chinese herbal medicine was 60%. A closer look revealed that the effective rate for mild to moderate dysmenorrhea due to endometriosis for both…
Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

New research discovers acupuncture and moxibustion is effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The researchers concluded that acupuncture was both safe and effective. In addition, acupuncture and moxibustion showed long term results. Acupuncture points were chosen based on local pain indications and syndrome differentiation. Both l…
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