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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 [...]