(Research) Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture for chronic pain

Large scale review investigation from the available literature on acupuncture clinical trial examined 29 relevant and reliable studies worldwide and found that acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain and it has a substantial effect on pain reduction in patients.

There is also a significant difference between the acupuncture group and the placebo and control groups.

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(Research) Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

Acupuncture treatment for high blood pressure

Hypertension, also known as the “silent killer”, is known to be an independent primary or contributing cause of premature death, as well as a cause for cardiological problems, stroke, vascular disease and kidney failure.

For those unfamiliar with the numbers, about a third of the population in North America and Europe suffers from hypertension, and as of 2009, U.S. spending on blood pressure-lowering drugs, indirectly or directly, was estimated at about $ 73.4 billion a year.

How Acupuncture treatment can reduce high blood pressure and is it an effective treatment?

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Channel palpation and the different types of findings

Dr. Wang palpating a patient, 2011 Beijing, China.

This article is based on my notes, which were written in between 2011-2012 while studying with the late Prof. Wang Ju-Yi [王居易 1937-2017] in his Applied Channel Theory Research Center in Beijing, China.

Dr. Wang has had a unique diagnostic and clinical applications regarding the application of the medical theory of acupuncture channels of Chinese medicine and especially the application of the diagnostic method of channel palpation.

The following article will be focus on the different types of findings you can ‘feel’ or ‘find’ while you place your thumb and go along the pathway of the channels.

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