Pain Conditions

Acupuncture for Pain

In March 2014, The Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, published perhaps the best evidence to date on the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain. The research study was authored by Andrew J. Vickers and Klaus Linde, MD. The authors compared real acupuncture to sham acupuncture and a placebo group. They concluded in their bottom line: “Acupuncture is associated with improved pain outcomes compared with sham-acupuncture and no-acupuncture control, with response rates of approximately 30% for no acupuncture, 42.5% for […]

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Pain Conditions

Treating Pain Naturally

Can you imagine someone telling you that they have never experienced pain? Of course not, pain is ubiquitous in our culture and pain syndromes are on the rise. Chronic headaches, low back pain, tendonitis, fibromyalgia and arthritis are all too common. And what do we do when we have pain? Typically we are told by health professionals to reach for the aspirin, Tylenol or motrin. But perhaps when reaching for these medications we are merely masking the symptoms. Let’s say

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Pain Conditions
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