Study shows Acupuncture effective in reducing allergy-caused skin irritation

Study shows Acupuncture effective in reducing allergy-caused skin irritation

A 2010 study showed acupuncture to be an effective treatment for allergen-caused itchiness and skin irritation in people with eczema. The study titled “Influence of acupuncture on type I hypersensitivity itch and the wheal and flare response in adults with atopic eczema-a blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial,” brought good news to eczema sufferers in the […]

Research Isolates Acupuncture Point to Ease Menstrual Pain

Research Isolates Acupuncture Point to Ease Menstrual Pain

Researchers have recently pinpointed a specific acupuncture point (Spleen 6) which they have linked to dysmenorrhea. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea include abdominal, lower back and hip pain and menstrua l cramps. Researchers have linked point SP6 to these symptoms and found that acupuncture at this point can help alleviate them. Researchers noted that “tenderness at Sanyinjiao (SP6) […]

Joint Commission Revises Standards to Include Alternative Pain Therapies

Joint Commission Revises Standards to Include Alternative Pain Therapies

A recent announcement made by the Joint Commission on November 12, 2014 has given us reason to pause, reflect, and give thanks for the progress towards Integrative Healthcare in the U.S.   The Joint Commission is a non-profit agency that certifies and accredits over 20,500 healthcare organizations in the U.S. The health care standards which […]

New Study Suggests Fish Oil Slows Cognitive Decline

New Study Suggests Fish Oil Slows Cognitive Decline

A recent retrospective study took a closer look at the relationship between the use of supplemental Fish Oils in the diet and the rate of cognitive decline. The study, published by Brown University and researchers at Rhode Island Hospital, followed a group of older adults that were involved in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADMI). […]