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Treating Inflammation with Acupuncture

Many people are affected by inflammatory conditions  such as allergies, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Those of us who have received acupuncture regularly for inflammatory issues have experienced firsthand how dramatically it can relieve these conditions. A growing body of scientific research also demonstrates the benefits of acupuncture, and some studies are also investigating its […]

Getting Back in Shape after the Holidays

Many of us tend to avoid checking ourselves out in the mirror after the holidays, as we know we have put on some extra pounds. Between the desserts, potatoes, and extra helpings of stuffing, no one could accuse us of not enjoying ourselves in the moment. However, a quick glance at our reflections will show […]

Ancient and Modern Therapies to Relieve Pain

This past off season, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees both traveled to Germany to receive a new injection therapy called Orthokine. During a treatment session, the patient is injected with components of their own blood along with other factors. This results in a reduction of […]

Study Shows Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Help Insomnia

For most people, a good night’s sleep is something that is taken for granted. However, for those unable to rest at night, the search for better sleep can become all consuming. Many pharmaceuticals can help one get through the night, but they often have unwanted side effects and can even prevent you from sleeping deeply […]

Acupuncture in the News: Colic

There is good news for parents and neighbors of colicky infants. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden recently published a study showing that acupuncture worked to reduce fussiness and crying among infants suffering from colic. Colic is a condition that affects many infants. It refers to inconsolable crying for more than three hours a day […]

Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

Even as this article is being written in September, we at Tao of Wellness are  treating our first cases of cold and flu this season. It is important for you to recognize the first signs of a cold or flu by paying attention to your body. For when we can treat a patient  at the […]

Treating Poison Oak & Ivy Naturally

Adapted from Dr. Mao Shing Ni’s book “Secrets of Self-Healing” At the height of summer, many of us are taking advantage of the sunny weather   to explore the outdoors. While the local trails hold many natural wonders that enrich our senses and raise our spirits, there are also dangers lurking on the trail’s edge. Perhaps […]

Acupuncture Helps Chronic Chest Pain

According to a recent article  in Cardiology Journal, approximately 6.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from symptomatic cardiac disease—usually involving fatigue and chest pain. For most of these Americans, drug therapy or surgical procedures like cardiac bypass or angioplasty will cure their suffering. However, about 5 to 15 percent of cases cannot be helped […]

Study Shows Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes

According to data from The North American Menopause Society, about 75% of women going through menopause experience hot flashes. These episodes can cause great discomfort, lack of sleep and even embarrassment. Most women suffering from these elevations in body temperature turn to hormone replacement therapy, over-the-counter remedies or just tough it out. Now, a recent […]

Studies show Acupuncture Effective for Headache Relief

Headaches are a major problem for millions of Americans. Studies have reported that almost four in every ten people in the US suffers from regular tension headaches, and more than one in ten suffers from regular migraines. Relief options generally involve medications, which have unwanted side-effects and limited effectiveness. Two review studies offer hope of […]