Joan Rivers’ ailing dog gets acupuncture

Acupuncture works, one way or another

Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Joan Rivers’ ailing dog gets acupuncture Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY 1:46 p.m. EDT August 20, 2013 Her pet pooch is battled prostate cancer. Comedian Joan Rivers on June 24 in New York. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images) SHARE 20 CONNECT 10 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Joan Rivers’ pet Pekingese, Max, has got some health problems. Joan’s been tweeting updates about his condition, including that he tried an acupuncture treatment. And today, in response to questions from fans, she posted a Facebook note from her vet, detailing the 11-year-old dog’s problems. “He is such a good boy,” writes Amy Attas of City Pets. It started with Max drinking more water than usual and having a cough. Tests indicated early prostate cancer. He was put on medication but “started feeling ill,” writes Attas.
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Acupuncture May Help Relieve Back Pain According to New Research

and Heather Finn, L.Ac. of Many Rivers Community August 18, 2013|Many Rivers Community Acupuncture, Windsor Many Rivers Community Acupuncture is pleased to announce that they have provided over 10,000 affordable acupuncture treatments since their opening in May 2011. Many Rivers provides high-quality acupuncture on a sliding scale of $15 to $35 per treatment. “Giving 10,000 treatments is a huge milestone for Many Rivers,” says Owner and Acupuncturist Carrie Sawtell, L.Ac. “It shows that the community acupuncture model is successful at generating living-wage jobs for its acupuncturists and staff while simultaneously providing affordable health care to the community.” “It also shows how strong the local community’s support for Many Rivers has been over the massage therapy north york last two years,” adds Many Rivers’ Acupuncturist Heather Finn, L.Ac. Many Rivers believes that access to affordable health care is a fundamental right. With the costs of health insurance and medical care skyrocketing, the community acupuncture model is working to help people get the care they need without breaking the bank. Simple, low-cost acupuncture treatments often provide better results than expensive medicines and invasive surgeries. Instead of masking symptoms with pharmaceuticals, acupuncture stimulates the body’s own self-healing mechanisms to help the body heal itself. Patients have been coming to Many Rivers for everything from headaches and back pain to insomnia and IBS.
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Albino Alligator Acupuncture Demostrated In New Video [Video]

“Doctors will say, ‘I didn’t learn about energy flow in Physiology 101.'” Natural bayviewwellness remedies for arthritis The energy-flow theory has met with a great deal of skepticism in the United States and other Western nations, and researchers have failed to identify other, biological underpinnings for the treatment. Dozens of clinical trials have sought to prove that acupuncture is more than a placebo by comparing the real thing with sham treatments, which in addition to misplaced needles can include electrical or laser stimulation designed to mimic pinpricks. The new study bolsters the evidence for acupuncture but doesn’t quite put to rest the idea that patients are largely responding to the placebo effect, says Dr. Andrew L. Avins, an epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco and a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente, a large nonprofit health plan based in Oakland, California. Although genuine acupuncture clearly benefited the study participants, Avins says, the fact that the effectiveness rate was much higher than treatment as usual but only slightly higher than the sham treatment suggests that most of the benefit associated with acupuncture is indeed attributable to the placebo effect. Get headaches? Smart ways to deal What’s more, he adds, the modest difference between genuine and sham acupuncture may not be meaningful for the average real-world patient. “Acupuncture does appear to have some very small benefit above and beyond placebo acupuncture or sham acupuncture,” says Avins, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study. “But the effects really are pretty small, and the majority of the effect is a placebo effect.” Acupuncture skeptics will likely seize on this point, Avins says, but the study findings don’t mean that acupuncture doesn’t work, or that doctors shouldn’t refer pain patients for the treatment. Acupuncture, he suggests, should perhaps be viewed as a way of providing modest pain relief while also harnessing the placebo effect.
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Cmon. That isnt a video youre going to see every day. So hit that button and check it out. As you can see, the cute young albino alligator lives at the Aquario De Sao Paulo in Brazil. Poor old Bino suffers from curvature of the spine. It does look painful. But the alligators acupuncture treatment doesnt look particularly delightful either. This white alligator is not one of the leucistic (popularly miscalled albino) gators that came from the wild in Louisiana in the 1980s. He was bred in a Brazilian captive breeding facility. And I have to confess that I suspect that some inbreeding was used to create the white color. Binos back troubles are no joke. He isnt just a tad hunchbacked, if hunchbacked is a term that can be applied to alligators. He also has some pain and restricted movement.
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Many Rivers Celebrates 10,000th Acupuncture Treatment

Carrie Sawtell, L.Ac. and Heather Finn, L.Ac. of Many Rivers Community Acupuncture.

and U.K. It is estimated around 16 per cent of the population will consult their family doctor about lower back pain during a year. Two per cent of adults say they try acupuncture for a range of conditions, including lower back pain. But the evidence on its effectiveness has been unclear, so British researchers studied a group of 241 patients aged 18 to 65 referred to them by the British Acupuncture Council practitioners. All had persistent lower back pain. The patients were assigned to either acupuncture or standard care for two years. Those in the acupuncture group showed a small benefit, as measured by pain scores, compared to the control group. Three months into the study, those in the acupuncture group were significantly more likely to be very satisfied with their treatment, compared to those having standard care. At 24 months, the acupuncture group was more likely to report reduced worry about their pain, used less pain medication, and were more likely to report no actual pain for the last 12 months. The differences between the two groups were, admittedly, small but still clinically worthwhile, say the researchers. This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation.
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