Posts Tagged ‘pain management’

Alternative Medicine – Not So Alternative Anymore…

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

While it may be seen as a new or “alternative” medicine in the United States, Chinese Medicine is actually one of the oldest complete medical systems practiced today. In fact, acupuncture – a part of Chinese Medicine – has been in use for over 2,000 years and is one of the most commonly used medical […]


How Does Acupuncture Relieve Pain?

Sunday, June 13th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Although it has been practiced for thousands of years, there seems to be a lack of modern scientific language to explain how and why acupuncture works.  While modern day fans of the technique swear by its ability to reduce pain, many are skeptical, attributing the efficacy of acupuncture to placebo effect. A recent study in […]


Acupuncture for Pain Relief: Study Published By IARS

Friday, May 28th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

A recent study published in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), illustrates the successful use of acupuncture to increase pain tolerance in two dozen patients. Researchers used quantitative sensory testing to explore certain nerve fiber injuries related to chronic pain.  This type of testing measures […]


Treatment of Back Pain with Acupuncture: Recent Studies

Monday, February 1st, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that acupuncture relieves back pain better than conventional treatments. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, divided 638 participants with back pain into four groups.  Two groups received acupuncture, one group received a placebo version of acupuncture (in which the skin was […]