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Top 3 Surprises About Acupuncture

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

As someone who's an acupuncturist, who runs a website about acupuncture and talks to other acupuncturists on a daily basis, it's easy to become convinced that everyone is an educated acupuncture junkie. But lately, I've been reminded that this is not the case.

Can Acupuncture Help With Pain And Addiction? From Dr. Oz (VIDEO)

Posted 11.11.2013 | MarloThomas

Can acupuncture help for pain and addiction? According to Dr. Oz , Daytime Emmy Award winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," it absolutely does. Dr. Oz sa...

On Pins and Needles in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

When most people think of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, they don't think of the Middle East -- or Islam. I didn't either, until I moved to Beirut and asked a colleague where I could find an acupuncturist -- expecting to find none.

How to Know When Acupuncture Is Working

Sara Calabro | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Acupuncture can even out our moods so that we are less affected by and better equipped to manage the stressful aspects of our lives. The stress won't disappear, but if you find yourself feeling less bogged down by it, acupuncture is working for you.

How Acupuncture Relieves Stress

Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Good news, acupuncture fans: It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why. The new study explores the b...

Boost Your Immunity With This 2-Minute Acupressure Routine

Sara Calabro | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Whether we're talking about the flu, and hence its immunity-boosting ability, or back pain, acupuncture makes us stronger so that we can naturally resist illness and pain. This is true whether it's happening due to fired up neurotransmitters or a practitioner with exceptional bedside manner.

Should Acupuncture Be A Part Of Standard Care?

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

As a low-risk, cost-effective treatment option, acupuncture may be helpful when combined with conventional care for some cancer patients.

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Sara Calabro | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

From an acupuncture perspective, fall is about refinement. It's time to pare down, to let go of the excesses we allowed ourselves in summer and focus on what's necessary for winter.

5 Most Common 'Side Effects' of Acupuncture

Sara Calabro | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

The truth, once and for all: Acupuncture has side effects that may significantly influence your quality of life.

How to Take Care of Yourself After an Acupuncture Treatment

Sara Calabro | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Acupuncture gets things moving, potentially causing your body to react in ways that it's not used to. You want to honor that experience by giving yourself time to see how things shake out.

8 Things To Remember Before An Acupuncture Appointment

Sara Calabro | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Acupuncture isn't really into hard-and-fast rules. However, there are some general rules of thumb when it comes to preparing for an acupuncture appointment.

The Secret to Loving Having Your Body Full of Needles

Sara Calabro | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Acupuncture is usually portrayed as a blissful spa-like experience, so relaxing that it causes people to drift off into a peaceful, healing sleep. But not always, and many people have the most anxiety around the part when the needle-wielding acupuncturist leaves their side.

Top 5 Excuses for Not Getting Acupuncture

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Some people just can't bring themselves to try acupuncture. Despite being something they're curious about, something they sense could be helpful, acupuncture remains an unscalable mountain.

7 Acupuncture Points To Ease Your Allergies

Sara Calabro | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

People with seasonal allergies should know that spring need not be an unavoidable period of suffering. Nor does it require dependence on Claritin or fear of leaving the house without Kleenex. Acupuncture offers tools for both preventing spring allergy symptoms and getting rid of them.

How To Choose An Acupuncturist

Michael Waterman, L.Ac. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Waterman, L.Ac.

In many ways, choosing an acupuncturist is similar to choosing any health care provider: location, cost, specialty and personal style are all primary considerations.

Acupuncture May Change The Way The Brain Perceives Pain

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This study helps to clarify the brain's function in terms of how or where it processes pain. ...

What Is Acupuncture And Why Does It Work?

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lee Schneider

When an acupuncturist inserts a needle an inch or so into the skin it touches deep nerve centers that connect to a part of the brain involved with activities like digestion, respiration and the sleep cycle.

Can Acupuncture Treatment Help Cancer Patients?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Can an Ancient Healing System practiced for thousands of years be useful in the modern cancer care setting? The National Cancer Institute says YES!