What is Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture has been shown to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments. Using the same points as acupuncture, needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. This can stimulate cells, tissues and entire bodily systems! In clinical studies, Electroacupuncture has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions.…


Non-Drug Therapy Recommended For Back Pain

Last week NBC Nightly News aired a story with new doctor recommendations for treating back pain. According to the story, around 80% of adults experience lower back pain, most commonly the result of a job-related injury. New recommendations from the American College of Physicians suggests patients first attempt to treat this pain with non-drug therapies such…


Acupuncture for Treating Anxiety

Managing severe anxiety with traditional medicine (not Traditional Chinese Medicine!) often involves therapy and even prescription narcotics! For those of us who are weary of such extreme tactics, the newest research around acupuncture and anxiety is especially exciting. Using functional MRI’s, researchers have been measuring brain activity to see changes that occur in the brain during…

Acupuncture for pain in the army

US Army’s use of acupuncture on the rise

  Acupuncture and other alternative treatments are being used more than ever by the US Army to treat soldiers suffering from pain and other conditions. Brig. Gen. Norvell V. Coots, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command and assistant surgeon general for force projection, says the Army has increased the usage of alternative…