Sports Medicine

Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Sports Medicine | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine foot baths is a proven and effective therapeutic method for the elimination of plantar fasciitis. Guangxi People’s Hospital researchers compared using only Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foot baths as a standalone therapy with a combination of TCM foot baths and acupuncture. Compared with Chinese herbal medicine foot bath monotherapy, adding acupuncture treatments to the regimen of care significantly decreases pain and swelling while simultaneously Read more...

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Acupuncture and Herbs For Lumbar Disc Herniation

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Acupuncture and Herbs For Lumbar Disc Herniation

Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine is effective for the treatment of lumbar disc herniations. Beijing Timber Factory Worker’s Hospital researchers investigated the effects of warm needle acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on patients with lumbar disc herniations. The combined therapy produced a 69.2% total effective rate. Using warm needle acupuncture as a standalone therapy absent the use of herbal medicine produced a 50.7% total effective rate. All patients included in the study Read more...

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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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