Sports Medicine

Dry Needling is Acupuncture

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Dry Needling is Acupuncture

Dry Needling is Acupuncture

  “Dry needling is indistinguishable from acupuncture.” — American Medical Association (AMA)   Here are the facts you really need to know about dry needling:   1. Dry needling is acupuncture. More specifically, dry needling is acupuncture that involves inserting an acupuncture needle (a U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA]-regulated medical device) through the skin and into an acupuncture point (a circumscribed area of muscle or connective tissue) Read more...

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Cupping

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Oriental Medicine, Research, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Cupping

Cupping

Cupping   by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup.  In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (the Read more...

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Olympic Athletes’ Performance Enhanced by Cupping Therapy

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Acupuncture, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Olympic Athletes’ Performance Enhanced by Cupping Therapy

Olympic Athletes’ Performance Enhanced by Cupping Therapy

It began with A List celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and now it seems like this year's Olympics athletes have seen the appeal. Several Team USA Olympians have been pictured with small, circular marks on their backs and shoulders, indicating that they subscribe to the healing technique called cupping. The process dates back to Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures and works by applying glass cups to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the Read more...

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Neck Pain Alleviated with Acupuncture

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Acupuncture, Research, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Neck Pain Alleviated with Acupuncture

Neck Pain Alleviated with Acupuncture

Acupuncture and moxibustion alleviate neck pain. Researchers from Xinjiang Medical University Hospital find acupuncture combined with moxibustion delivers consistent positive clinical outcomes for patients with cervical spondylosis, a degenerative disease of the spine. Acupuncture, as a standalone therapy, produced an 83.33% total effective rate. However, adding moxibustion increased the total effective rate to 96.67%. Cervical spondylosis is a type of osteoarthritis of the neck involving the Read more...

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Acupuncture More Effective than NSAIDS for Neck Pain and Stiffness

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Research, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Acupuncture More Effective than NSAIDS for Neck Pain and Stiffness

Acupuncture More Effective than NSAIDS for Neck Pain and Stiffness

Acupuncture relieves neck pain and improves range of motion. Chen et al. find acupuncture effective in alleviating cervical spondylosis, a painful disorder caused by intervertebral disc degeneration. Zeng et al. conclude that acupuncture alleviates cervical spondylosis and radiculopathy. The data demonstrates that acupuncture is more effective than NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Zhou et al. find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of pain after surgery to the cervical spine. Read more...

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Acupuncture and Herbs Restore Motility

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Research, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Acupuncture and Herbs Restore Motility

Acupuncture and Herbs Restore Motility

Acupuncture and herbs restore motility for patients with motor impairments due to sports injuries. Researchers from the Physical Education Institute at Zhengzhou University investigated the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style acupuncture and herbs on amateur and professional athletes suffering from motor impairments due to the demands of physical training. The researchers concluded that restoration of motility is significant as a result of applying acupuncture and herbs. However, Read more...

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