Acupuncture Restores Urine Flow Blocked By Enlarged Prostate Study and Image accessed from HealthCMI Researchers find acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effective for the alleviation of urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition often referred to as enlargement of the prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia often leads to bladder, kidney, and urinary tract disorders. The prostate enlargement may block the flow of urine and cause discomfort or urinary retention. Common symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia include weak urine flow or a stream of urine that starts and stops. Dribbling towards the end of urination or the...Read More
Acupuncture Beats Drugs In Insomnia Study Taken from HCMI See the full study here Researchers find acupuncture more effective than drugs for the treatment of insomnia. Zhejiang Chinese Medical University researchers conducted a controlled clinical trial and determined that acupuncture is more effective for the treatment of insomnia than a powerful nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic drug, zopiclone. Although zopiclone is not legal for use in the USA, a drug with an identical molecular formula and sequence of bonded atoms is available by prescription in the USA, that stereoisomer is eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). Acupuncture outperformed zopiclone with a 92.9% total effective...Read More
Abstract from a study that Acupucture increases Nitric Oxide. Anesth Analg. 2007 Feb;104(2):301-7. Acupuncture enhances generation of nitric oxide and increases local circulation. Tsuchiya M1, Sato EF, Inoue M, Asada A. Link To Study Nitric oxide is a vital ingredient for healthy blood vessel dilation, this in turn, decreases pain, encourages heart health, encourages stronger erections. Abstract Although it is widely used, the mechanisms and effects of acupuncture on pain are not completely understood. Recently, increased nitric oxide (NO) synthase activity has been found in meridians and acupoints. Because NO is a key regulator of local circulation, and because change in circulation can...Read More
Acupuncture Plus Herbs Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Feb 2 2018 Health Care Medical Institute Acupuncture and herbal medicine provide clinical benefits to patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In three independent investigations, researchers document important findings. In the first investigation, researchers find acupuncture a stabilizing treatment modality. In research published in the Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Yuyue Zhu reports that Alzheimer’s disease patients show modest improvements as a result of receiving warm needle acupuncture.  In the report, acupuncture is a means of stabilizing the overall condition of the patient to prevent significant declines in differential diagnostic patterns. Yuyue...Read More
The Three Main Evils Affecting Erectile Dysfunction Dr Sharyn Allyson LAc DAOM Cold The cold evil, being yin in nature, has the ability to bind and congeal qi and blood. It may enter through the yin channels of the feet and travel up the leg to the genitals and towards the umbilicus, or it may enter the body when eating cold foods. This excess cold may damage the yang‘s dynamic ability in the viscera to transform, and thus the function of the organs can become obstructed.13 According to the Ling Shu: “The foot reverting yin sinew…..follows up the inner...Read More
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