Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting acupuncture but are wondering how it works or what the benefits are. Or maybe you did get acupuncture but no one ever explained to you how it worked. Well this is just for you.
We have a busy acupuncture clinic here in Minneapolis, but I found time to put together an e-book called “Acupuncture For Cynics”. I’m really excited about this book because it will demystify a lot of notions about acupuncture and Chinese medicine for you. And I’d love to share this with you for FREE!
Do you suffer from allergies? Do you want to treat your allergies without feeling drowsy and listless? Acupuncture is a safe, effective and natural way to help you find the allergy relief you need, and all without the side effects of medication!
If you want to learn more about how acupuncture can help you, licensed acupuncturist Steven Sonmore will be hosting a free allergy awareness talk on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 pm. The talk will be held at our Minneapolis clinic, Complete Oriental Medical Care and will include information on how acupuncture treats allergies successfully and how acupuncture can relieve your allergy suffering. If you are tired of taking pills and not see results and having your symptoms return again and again, attend this free information session to find out how you can gain allergy relief.
What Are Natural, Effective Treatments for Allergy Relief?
You probably know it’s allergy season again here in Minneapolis, when you get watery eyes, runny nose and congestion due to allergens in the air. But you’re not alone. Allergies are the fifth leading disease in the US and one out of every five people suffer from allergy and allergy related asthma. Allergies and allergy-like symptoms are the reason for 14 million doctor’s office visits in America, and each year health care spends 18 billion dollars on allergy treatments in the US alone. When you read this whole article you’ll discover why many are choosing acupuncture as a natural way for allergy relief.
As a licensed acupuncturist practicing in Minneapolis our acupuncture clinic has seen many fibromyalgia patients throughout the years. All of these people are seeking a solution to their health problem that relieves their pain and chronic fatigue. This article reviews safe treatments for fibromyalgia.
How to Get a Second Chance to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
How are you doing with the New Year’s resolutions you made on January 1st? Would you like a 2nd chance? Well you’re in luck! Here comes Chinese New Year, China’s most important holiday. It’s based on a different calendar.
Starting February 10th we will move out of the Year of the Dragon and usher in the Year of the Snake. The Snake represents practicality, getting things done and managing the benefits. So this is a good year for growing one’s business.
This Thursday, November 15th marks the 37th Great American Smokeout. This is the annual date that many smokers target to quit the habit and plan for a healthier life. It all started back in the early ’70s, when Lynn Smith, a newspaper publisher in Minnesota, announced the first smoke-free observance day and called it “D-Day,” or Don’t Smoke Day. In 1977, it went nationwide under the sponsorship of the American Cancer Society.
In the past years, the American Cancer Society has promoted local and nationwide activities on the GASO day. We are spreading the word that acupuncture can help with many health problems, not just pain. Did you know that acupuncture can help you to quit smoking?
Headaches are probably one of the most nagging, painful conditions people suffer from. Work is often missed because of the pain, it’s difficult to concentrate and it’s just plain difficult to enjoy life. Acupuncture is one of the most effective ways to treat headaches and that was recently verified by an important study.
Duke University conducted a study on headache treatment and concluded that acupuncture is more effective that prescription medication in diminishing headache pain frequency and severity. Researchers reviewed 31 studies. 62 percent of the acupuncture recipients declared headache pain relief compared to 45 percent patients taking prescription medication. They took into account that correct acupuncture technique was important in bringing positive results.
This has to be one of the worst allergy seasons in Minnesota. So many people have come to our acupuncture clinic with irritated itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses, sinus pressure and fatigue. But the good news is Chinese medicine offers some much needed relief for allergies.
Allergies are the 6th leading chronic illness in the U.S. Somewhere between 9 to 15% of Americans have hay fever. With the mild winter and the early warm weather this year, pollen levels are predicted to be at a record high. So many people with hay fever may be suffering more this year.
A recent study suggests that tai chi may improve balance for Parkinson’s sufferers. Study randomly assigned 195 Parkinson’s patients to participate in resistance training, tai chi or stretching. Patients in the tai chi group performed better in the stability tests throughout the study. People with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s used Tai Chi for this test.
Patients were still feeling the benefits of tai chi three months after the treatment ended. Plus, no serious adverse effects were experienced. If you or a loved one are dealing with Parkinson’s, consider adding tai chi to your holistic therapy program. You and your physician can read this report in the New England Journal of Medicine – Feb 9th. Study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 80 percent of the general population in the United States will suffer from low back pain sometime during their lifetime. Low back pain is the second most frequent reason Americans visit a medical doctor for treatment. It is also, according to a widely publicized study, the most frequent reason that Americans visit a licensed acupuncturist for care.
A German study on chronic low back pain showed that acupuncture works twice as well as standard care (Haake et al 2007). Standard care is defined as using drugs and physical therapy.