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Acupuncture for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

By |2019-01-08T09:35:47+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative methods applied in Western medical practice. In addition to its curative properties in various chronic conditions, demonstrated by the number of clinical trials, acupuncture has been recently applied as an enhancer of sports performance. “Reviewed studies of published literature on the use of acupuncture in resistance and [...]

A Brief Description of Moxibustion

By |2019-01-08T10:01:25+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads|Tags: , , , |

Moxibustion is a technique within Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used as an adjunct to acupuncture treatments for thousands of years. In fact it is such an integral part of the practice of acupuncture that the Chinese character for acupuncture actually translates to “acupuncture-moxibustion”. The technique involves burning ‘moxa’ (fermented mugwort) and applying it near the region being [...]

Acupuncture for Improved Athletic Performance

By |2019-02-01T01:06:51+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

“Based on evidence, acupuncture therapy on special acupoints could strengthen the parasympathetic nervous activity and modulates the balance between parasympathetic and sympathetic activity in soccer players while they engage in high-intensity training.” Shihang et al. (2017, p. 268) Acupuncture has been thought to have the capacity to help improve physical performance and stamina. consequently, more research [...]

A Brief Overview of Electro Acupuncture

By |2019-01-16T02:12:10+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Electro-acupuncture employs the use of a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine which is connected to the tips of acupuncture needles to send a minute current into the the body. As our body naturally operates by a system of electrical signals, this is extremely effective for a wide range of conditions and can provide a [...]

Acupuncture: Effective Treatment for Broad Spectrum of Pain

By |2019-01-08T08:10:16+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads, Research|Tags: , , , , |

“It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture is because of the placebo effect, or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain.” Mcdonald, J. & Janz, S. (2017, p. 1). There are many different things that can slow our progress when we are aiming to get better results out of [...]

Cupping for Muscle Tightness & Tension – A Great Companion to Gym-Life

By |2019-01-09T02:55:20+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Cupping, Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you are a regular gym-goer or lead a physically active life, you may well have experienced the inevitable muscle tightness that creeps into our muscles from time to time. With hundreds and up to thousands of contractions and relaxations occurring throughout the day in our some 650 muscles, it's no wonder that these marvels [...]

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Fingers – A Case Study

By |2019-01-09T04:49:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Contents (click to jump to section) Patient Presentation Treatment Progress Rationale Patient Presentation 51 year old male “Jack” presented with osteoarthritis in the fingers of both hands, worse in the left hand and most pronounced in the 5th phalange (pinkie finger). He complained of pain for the past year growing [...]

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

By |2018-06-11T04:55:43+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice|

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Contents (click to jump to section) What is it and how does it work? What else can it treat? How many treatments do I need? Are there any adverse effects? How skin ages What is it? Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (FRA) is the practice of inserting [...]

Acupuncture Treatment for Impinged Supraspinatus

By |2018-01-30T21:56:53+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Chris Fehres (registered acupuncturist) demonstrates how to treat shoulder pain due to an impinged supraspinatus with self-administered acupuncture, electroacupuncture, moxibustion and kinesiology tape. This video is for educational purposes. Anatomical Diagrams ~ Tortora & Derrickson 2012 Image 1. Image 2.   [...]

The Acupuncture Evidence Project – by John McDonald & Stephen Janz

By |2017-07-17T23:51:01+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , |

It has been an energetic last few weeks in the acupuncture community! Recently a study was published in Australia by two very well known and highly respected acupuncturists by the names of John McDonald and Stephen Janz. The study, entitled The Acupuncture Evidence Project, summarises the current available scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of acupuncture for 117 conditions as [...]