Monthly Archives January 2016

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Research

Article: Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis

“Patients receiving acupuncture had less pain for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache respectively. These results were robust to a variety of sensitivity analyses, including those related to publication bias.

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo.”

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Pediatric Acupuncture Research

This month Medical Acupuncture Journal focused the entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture.

Here are a few PDF links to the research!

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia

“reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.”

Acupuncture as an Anesthetic Adjuvant for Pediatric Orthopedic Patients- A Pilot Study and Protocol Description

“Acupuncture was associated with smooth postoperative courses, including low levels of pain and nausea, and relatively rapid recovery from anesthesia and surgery...

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Pediatric Tuina and herbs for common conditions

Our baby, Oliver, has just turned 10 months today!! It brings such joy and has breathed a new-found respect for Chinese Medicine and all that it has to offer.

Like all parents I want to make sure he is healthy, happy, and safe. He just cut his 3rd tooth and boy, oh boy was it looking rough for a minute. But my skills as an herbalist were able to bring him some much-needed quick lasting relief. What I used: Blue Poppy’s Tender Teeth as well as a clean washcloth soaked in a homemade tea of nettles, chamomile, and saffron which he sucked on. The nettles are anti-inflammatory, chamomile cooling and soothing, and saffron (or hong hua safflower if you have it) moves blood and pain. Within minutes screaming stopped! Yay!!

I also massage him every night before bed, just to keep all his blood and...

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