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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help prevent heart attack

Coronary artery disease is caused by atherosclerosis of the arteries going to the heart. When the artery walls become thick they restrict the blood supply to the heart and can cause heart and chest pain, irregular heart flutters and heart attack. Smoking, being overweight, high blood pressure, ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Kidney Stones and Renal Colic

Renal colic

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends and endorses acupuncture for the treatment of renal colic and kidney stones.  The incidence of kidney stones is about 80 % higher in men than women and the pain experienced with renal colic is regarded as being even worse than child birth and gunshot ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Irritability

Acupuncture can help with irritability

Acupuncture for depression has been researched in a number of studies in the western world and have demonstrated that acupuncture  may be useful in treating depression. From a statistical analysis perspective, researchers are able to use various parameters and scales to “measure” the change in ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Hypothyroidism

Thyroid

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones with the most common cause being iodine deficiency. The list of symptoms as a result of hypothyroidism is extensive but includes tiredness, weight gain, dry skin, outer one third of eye brow loss, sensitivity to ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Peptic Ulcer

Stomach fire

Peptic ulcers are the most common type of ulcer in the gastrointestinal system and can cause stomach acid and severe pain. Other symptoms can include weight loss, decreased appetite and nausea. Aspirin and NSAIDS are commonly used to treat pain conditions but then easily cause peptic ulcers. Another ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term used by alternative medial practitioners such as naturopaths and chiropractors and is regarded by the scientific and medical community as unproven or just plain nonsense.  Egos are at stake here, because how could a “natural therapist” possibly have the gall to come up with ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Food Cravings

Acupuncture helps for sugar cravings

In Chinese medicine there are five basic flavors which are bitter, sour, pungent, salty and sweet. There are however two main flavor cravings, that affect people the most, and they are the salty and sweet flavors.  The excessive intake of sweet foods and salty foods is known to cause many of the ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Biliary Colic and Gall Bladder Disease

Acupuncture can help gallbladder disease

Gall stones can block the bile duct which then cause pain. The pain can be severe and last for hours. There can be nausea and vomiting and the pain can radiate to the right shoulder or behind the back to the shoulder blade. Many people report a flare up of the pain after a fatty meal. Cholecystitis ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for Mouth Ulcers

Acupuncture can help with mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers can be a symptom of many diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and Reiter’s syndrome. Other times mouth ulcers could be caused by antibiotics, oral thrush and can occur post radiotherapy. The herpes virus can also cause mouth ulcers. Many patients can get reoccurring ... Continue Reading >>

Acupuncture for lupus

Lupus is Latin for wolf

Lupus is the common shortened term for Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE) and is an auto-immune disorder from an unknown cause. It predominately affects younger women. Lupus has flare ups along with remissions and acupuncture for lupus can help. One of the common presenting symptoms of lupus is the ... Continue Reading >>