When something is labeled an “alternative,” that means there’s something else that is considered the conventional choice.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique which stimulates specific points of the body by inserting tiny needles, promoting good body circulation and alleviating pain.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports.
"While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is rarely used in hospital emergency departments," said study lead investigator Marc Cohen. He is a professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
The study -- billed as the world's largest randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture in the emergency department -- included 528 patients.
Healthy Living, 03/16/2013
Good news, acupuncture fans: It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why.
Margaret Celli, December 2015
Increasingly, people are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve painful conditions instead of relying on medications.
Living Well, October 12, 2015
Hill City Acupuncture and Herbs is a small clinic on Frazier Street. The clinic offers Acupuncture Treatments and Chinese Herbal Consultations.
One of the biggest nerves found in your body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your lower spine, to your feet, crossing over the buttock. It generates the feeling in your legs and provides both movement and strength.