Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the total effective rate of drug therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined acupuncture with standard drug therapy. Patients receiving both drug therapy and acupuncture in a combined treatment protocol had superior patient outcomes compared with patients receiving only drug therapy. The researchers conclude that the addition of acupuncture to standard drug therapy is effective for the alleviation of relevant symptoms and the regulation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related laboratory indices (rheumatoid factor, hypersensitive C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, platelet, fibrinogen, and D-dimer).
Why do so many suffer from pain, specifically low back pain? This is a question that patients and doctors ask with varying degrees of frustration. I’d like to provide an alternative angle of understanding low back pain through the model of Chinese medicine. About Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of medicine that … Continue reading Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Back Pain
A truly groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicinetitled, “Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED,” reveals that acupuncture — one of the oldest techniques to treat pain — is more effective, faster in relieving pain, and with less adverse effects, than intravenous morphine.
It is often said that women are warriors, and it is rightly said. From managing menstrual pain to mending heartbreaks women had to go through a lot. Every month, thy deal with the most painful gifts of mother nature that is the period. Every woman has a different experience with regards to the menstrual cycle. During this time while some women feel minimal cramping while at the other end some get bedridden with intense pain.