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Many acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain symptoms respond very well to acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture needling accurately locates and softens tension, relaxes muscles spasms, eases physiological stress by balancing the activity of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, promotes local blood circulation, and reduces swelling and inflammation in strained or sprained muscles, tendons, and joint capsules.

By promoting general well-being, acupuncture accelerates and enhances the self-healing process of the body. Improving healing potential directly reduces local inflammation, the essential physiologic process that causes pain. Acupuncture treats the whole body, concentrating on the cause of the problem and not only on the area where the problem is manifested.

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Acupuncture is effective for tension, cluster, and migraine headaches. Even though relief may be obtained after only a few sessions, long-term success typically involves an approach to identify contributing factors or specific timeline. For example, headaches related to menstrual issues may require one to be treated through many cycles to effectively monitor progress.

Acupuncture for Tension Headaches | Read Now

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There are various acupuncture treatment options, for both female and male, depending on one’s specific fertility needs. Treatment timing and frequency depends on a number of factors such as; where one is in the IVF cycle; preparing for embryo transfer; preparing for egg collection; if one has a history of miscarriage; the first weeks of pregnancy; labor preparation; deficient sperm motility; sperm donation, and so on. Please call for an explanation of treatment options as they may be combined or modified depending on the needs of the individual.

Acupuncture: Relief from the Ailments of Pregnancy | Read Now

Acupuncture for Infertility | Read Now

Acupuncture and Success of IVF | Read Now

Fertility and Acupuncture | Read Now

Electro-acupuncture Boosts IVF Success | Read Now

Acupuncture Increases Pregnancy Rates among IVF Patients | Read Now

Acupuncture and IVF | Read Now

Acupuncture Improves Sperm Quality | Read Now

Chinese Medicine and Fertility | Read Now

Acupuncture Eases Depression in Pregnancy | Read Now

Stress and Anxiety

Acupuncture therapy is a powerful addition to any psychotherapy one may be undergoing. Acupuncture and acupressure are utilized to release armoring or muscular tension associated with emotional trauma. Emotional trauma is a stagnation or blockage that settles in certain areas of the body. This armoring, or muscular contraction, impedes proper flow of that energy. Without a free flow of energy one has difficulty resolving stagnation, emotional trauma, or the physical symptoms associated with chronic holding patterns in the body. Acupuncture’s effect on multiple physiological systems makes it an encouraging complementary therapy for affective and psychosomatic disorders. Research and clinical experience has revealed promising results for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, pain, and visceral disorders.

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Acupuncture for Depression | Read Now

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Electroacupuncture Effective for Depression-Study | Read Now

Chronic Depression Patients Pick Acupuncture Over Counseling | Read Now

Acupuncture for PTSD Benefits Veterans | Read Now

Acupuncture Eases Fire-Related Stress | Read Now

Stressed to the Point of Sickness | Read Now

Acupuncture Helps PTSD Symptoms | Read Now

Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety | Read Now

Biomedical Research

Neuronal Activation by Acupuncture… | Read Now

Study: Acupuncture for Back Pain | Read Now

Study: Acupuncture Eases Joint Pain Among Breast Cancer Patients | Read Now

Acupuncture Placebo Sham Revealed | Read Now

Clinical Trial of Acupuncture About Time-Varying Treatment and Point Selection in Primary Dysmenorrhea | Read Now

Acupuncture-Evoked Response in Somatosensory and Premotor Cortices Predicts Immediate Pain Reduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  | Read Now

Acupuncture Relieves Fertility Procedure Pain | Read Now

Sleep Ameliorating Effects of Acupuncture in a Psychiatric Population | Read Now

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Fibromyalgia Treatment with Acupuncture Compared with Fluoxetine | Read Now

Chinese Herbal Medicine Improves Spinal Cord Injury in Rats | Read Now

Acupuncture Relieves Back Pain: Research | Read Now

Acupuncture Stimulates Multiple Brain Regions, Affecting a Wide Scope of Pain Dimensions | Read Now

Acupuncture and Moxibustion Greatly Improve Chances of Pregnancy when IVF has failed: Study | Read Now

Acupuncture Significantly Reduces Pain after C-Section: Research | Read Now

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Vascular Dementia | Read Now

Acupuncture for Morning Sickness | Read Now

Science behind Acupuncture Revealed | Read Now

Study Backs Acupuncture for Reducing Dental Anxiety | Read Now

Acupuncture for Restless Leg Syndrome: A Retrospective Case Series | Read Now (PDF)

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis | Read Now

Sympathetic Nervous System Implicated in Acupuncture Analgesia | Read Now

Acupuncture Back Pain Research | Read Now

Acupuncture for Noncyclic Breast Pain: A Pilot Study | Read Now

Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain in Long-Term Follow-Up: A Meta-Analysis of 13 Randomized Controlled Trials | Read Now

Effects of Auricular Acupuncture on Heart Rate, Oxygen Consumption and Blood Lactic Acid for Elite Basketball Athletes |Read Now

Acupuncture Intervention in Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Prospective Study | Read Now

The Role of Acupuncture in Cancer Supportive Care | Read Now

The Effect of Acupuncture on Working Memory and Anxiety | Read Now

Electro-acupuncture Enhances Effects of Prozac | Read Now

Acupuncture Relieves Lung Disease Symptoms | Read Now

Secrets of Ancient Chinese Remedy Revealed | Read Now

Acupuncture Activates Specific Parts of the Brain | Read Now

Acupuncture Improves Heart Rate Variability in CHD | Read Now

Demystifying the Science behind Acupuncture | Read Now

Acupuncture’s Molecular Effects Pinned Down | Read Now

Neurophysiological Basis of Front-Mu Points | Read Now (PDF)

Nuclear Medicine and Acupuncture Message Transmission | Read Now (PDF)

Evidence of Connective Tissue Involvement in Acupuncture | Read Now

Analgesic Action of Acupuncture and Moxibustion: A Review of Unique Approaches in Japan | Read Now

Acupuncture inhibition on neuronal activity of spinal dorsal horn induced by noxious colorectal distention in rat | Read Now

Acupuncture and the Peripheral Nervous System: A Radiculopathy Model | Read Now (PDF)

Detection of dynamic brain networks modulated by acupuncture using a graph theory model | Read Now (PDF)

Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans | Read Now

Neurobiology of Acupuncture: Toward CAM | Read Now

Acupuncture Modulates Resting State Connectivity in Default and Sensorimotor Brain Networks | Read Now

Other News

Arthritic Penguin’s Acupuncture Relief | Read Now

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How to Know When Acupuncture is Working | Read Now

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Acupuncture for PTSD: Getting Soldiers through the Door | Read Now

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Useful Links Research Archive | Read Now
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Homepage | Read Now
The Journal of Chinese Medicine Research Archive | Read Now
Society for Acupuncture Research Homepage | Read Now
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