Acupuncture As Good As Counseling For Depression: Study

Blue Heron Acupuncture and Apothecary opens on King St.

For their study, he and his colleagues recruited 755 people with moderate or severe depression. The researchers split participants into three groups: 302 were randomly assigned to receive 12 weekly acupuncture sessions, another 302 received weekly counseling sessions and 151 received usual care only. About 70 percent of people had taken antidepressants in the three months before the study and about half reported taking pain medications. People did not have to stop taking their medicine to participate in the study. At the outset, participants had an average depression score of 16 on a scale from 0 to 27, with higher scores symbolizing more severe depression. A 16 is considered moderately severe depression. After three months, people assigned to the acupuncture group had an average score of about 9 – on the higher end of the mild depression category. Scores fell to 11 among members of the counseling group and about 13 in the usual care group, both considered moderate depression. Participants who received acupuncture or counseling saw larger improvements over three months than those who had neither treatment.
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Acupuncture Improves Vision for Retinitis Pigmentosa Based on Johns Hopkins University Study

Andy Rosenfarb and Acupuncture Health Associates Dr. Rosenfarb has been working in this field for over 16 years. He studied Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California, earning his Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and then continuing his post-graduate studies at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. He integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine and cutting edge approaches of Naturopathic Medicine to maximize results for his patients. Dr. Andy Rosenfarb is the Clinical Director and founder of Acupuncture Health Associates, one of the largest and most reputable acupuncture practices in the country. He has successfully treated thousands of patients from around the world. Dr. Rosenfarb specializes in helping people with degenerative eye conditions.
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A New Pregnancy Acupuncture Treatment Service in Sydney

– Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness 11 a.m. – Six Healing Sounds Qi Gong 1 p.m. – Public Talk – Eating for bayview wellness clinic Autumn: A Chinese Medical Approach to Health 2-3:30 p.m. – Ear Acupuncture and Chinese Massage Mini-Treatments 6-9 p.m. – Art Show and Reception Blue Heron Acupuncture and Apothecary is a Classical Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic. It is staffed by licensed acupuncturists who completed four-year Masters Degree programs that included two-year, 800-hour clinical internships. They are nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and licensed to practice in South Carolina. Practitioners Lisa Abernathy and Lauren Becker take a holistic approach to treating a wide variety of conditions. The clinic helps patients meet their health goals with acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, Chinese massage, essential oils and collaborations with other healthcare providers. Gracing the realms of abstract and surrealist art, Lisa Shimkos newest paintings offer an intimate engagement with aquatic biomes. They act as meditations upon tactile, visual and intellectual sensations that arise from immersion in the Lowcountrys waterways and terra. Shimkos art is a reminder of the winding journey waters take as they meander and dip from high terrain to low on their journey to the sea. Feeding this body of work are many excursions on boats as well as the artists ongoing gathering of information.
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This acupuncture clinic will combine theories on addiction disorders from both Western medicine and acupuncture in treating patients. Treatments will focus on improving physical health to change addiction-related behavioural problems. A typical patient with addiction may require a minimum of 10 sessions over six weeks. Each session may last for about 30 minutes. This service will only be offered to those with a primary diagnosis of an addiction disorder. Aside from internal referrals, the service will also accept referrals from polyclinics, other restructured hospitals and private specialist clinics. A NAMS psychiatrist will assess the individual for addiction disorders and advise if NAMS’ acupuncture treatment is suitable for the patient. Associate Professor Wong Kim Eng, Clinical Director of NAMS, said: “Given our Asian context, acupuncture offers a culturally appropriate adjunct therapy to the existing treatment programmes provided at NAMS. Some patients may be inclined towards acupuncture as a drug-free, reasonably-priced supplementary treatment with possible benefits and low side-effects. Hence, it may increase their engagement in treatment and also enhance their recovery.” This acupuncture treatment is meant to complement and enhance existing medical or psychological treatment programmes for patients with addictions. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) highlighted that it is not meant to substitute primary treatment programmes which are the mainstay of treatment. At NAMS, these include medical evaluation, individual counselling, family therapy, and psychoeducation and support groups for patients and their families.
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Dedicated acupuncture clinic for addictions launched in Singapore

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, November 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — House of Fertility and Healing, based in Newtown, Sydney (NSW, Australia), has recently announced the launch of a new range of pregnancy treatments. These include specialised pregnancy acupuncture treatments that can be performed either with, or without needles. The professionally implemented needle-free acupuncture is performed by Ngaio Richards, Sydney’s most experienced Pregnancy Acupuncturist (who also performs the traditional type of acupuncture). Combined with Chinese herbs, the treatments provide natural, drug-free and safe support for a lady and her baby throughout her pregnancy. Pregnant women may seek out acupuncture treatment for both preventive and remedial purposes. As traditional Chinese Medicine’s emphasis is on prevention and the maintenance of long-term health, this modality has so very much to offer women before, during and after pregnancy. (IVF and fertility acupuncture treatments are also available). If perhaps you have a fear of needles, House of Fertility and Healing’s recently launched needle-free acupuncture solution utilises a low-level laser therapy to create a photochemical response at a cellular level. The laser beam penetrates right into tissue where it is soaked up by skin cells and converted into energy that affects the course of your metabolic processes. A beam of light from the laser is focused on to the acupuncture point, stimulating it in the same way as acupuncture needles. The visible red-coloured laser usually heats up the acupuncture point.
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