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Study: Acupuncture Better than Massage for Chronic Neck Pain

For most people, a quick visit to a massage therapist has been traditionally considered the best way to provide temporary relief of chronic neck pain.

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-18 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |


Acupuncture for Restless Legs Syndrome: A Retrospective Case Series


Background: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common clinical entity that can cause considerable discomfort and negatively affect quality of life. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does not recognize a specific pattern of this disease, but some reports have been published in which acupuncture has been shown to have a positive effect.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on patients with RLS.

Design, Setting, and Patients: A retrospective case series of 30 Italian adults (19 wo

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-08 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |


Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow

Study Suggests Treatment Is Effective, Even in Difficult Cases

One of the most frequent injuries suffered by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike is epicondylitis, an inflammation of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. More commonly known as tennis elbow, it is caused by repeated twisting of the wrist or frequent rotation of the forearm, and can lead to a weakened grip, elbow pain, and damage to the tendons

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-06 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |


Acupuncture For Xerophthalmia

Background Acupuncture is a useful modality in the treatment of xerostomia in head and neck cancer patients. It is also useful in xerophthalmia secondary to Sjogren’s syndrome and other pathological circumstances.
Objectives To describe patients receiving acupuncture for xerophthalmia, and to establish a technique that is reproducible for practitioners.
Design Acupuncture techniques and case reports.
Main Outcome Measure Increase in tear fi

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-06 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |


Acupuncture Superior to Drug Therapy for Migraines

Study Highlights the "Exceptional Usefulness" of Treatment

According to the National Headache Foundation, as many as 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches each year.1 Migraines can be caused by a variety of physical and environmental factors, including diet, stress, allergens, menstruation, and changes in the weather.

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-10-19 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |