Acupuncture in the News

by in Acupuncture November 10, 2018

Medscape 2017: “New American College of Physicians Guidelines for Nonradicular Low Back Pain”
“First-line therapy should include nondrug therapy, such as superficial heat (moderate-quality evidence), massage, acupuncture…”

​The New York Times: “Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study”
How Acupuncture relieves pain associated with osteoarthritis, migraines and chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.

Neuroscience Letters: “Acupuncture and endorphins”
“Studies on the mechanisms of action have revealed that endogenous opioid peptides in the central nervous system play an essential role in mediating the analgesic effect of electro-acupuncture”  Acupuncture helps the body to produce endorphins, an endogenous “morphine” to relieve pain.

Time Magazine: “This May Be How Acupuncture Tamps Down Stress”
Clinical studies show Acupuncture as effective treatment for PTSD, stress, depression, and anxiety, and insomnia.

The New York Times: “An Economy in Need of Holistic Medicine”
How are holistic medicine and the economy related? The New York Times article (link below) reflects how the ideology of holistic medicine can be applied not only to personal health but broadly for the health of our culture and the nation.  This means investing on wellness rather than “fixing” a problem only when it has become too large to ignore. It may take some time and forethought, but the pay-off could be the avoidance of a personal health/or economic disaster.  This novel approach is what Tai Sophia founder Bob Duggan calls the “Wellness Revolution” in U.S.  Rather than approaching disease with extreme measures or surgery and medicines that suppress symptoms, “Look within. Wellness sees the causes of and remedies for ailments as lying within us. Avoid infection by building immunity. Defeat disease by eating foods that help the body heal itself.”  

MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
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About MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
MaryFatimah has practiced acupuncture for over 10 years, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and nationally board-certified by the NCCAOM. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health.