It appears that some doctors from Melbourne, Australia are close to quantifying the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating pain. Julia Medew, writer of health articles for the Sydney Morning Herald, says that the study in-progress is tackling the idea of using acupuncture, and other forms of Oriental medicine, in a hospital setting; something that was not done wholesale in Australia. The results are promising: […]
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and has many positive effects on the body. It has been known to help relieve pain and other symptoms affecting the body. Getting acupuncture in Palm Harbor or in other areas can help greatly reduce or relieve pain in various parts of the body. […]
It is only in the recent years that practitioners have begun implementing the combination of both Eastern and Western medicine. Combining the two enables patients also get the best of both worlds. As detailed in a recent report onUSA.China.com.cn:
More than 800 medical practitioners from all over the world have vowed to promote co-operation between Eastern and Western medicine at the 10th World Congress of Chinese Medicine held in Santa Clara of Northern California over the weekend.
Five legislative bills may affect as many as 20,000 licensed acupuncturists in the United States, of which more than 2,000 of them practice in Florida. In a recently published article on Acupuncture Today, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) has been working on a series of legislation that will have an impact on practitioners, as well as patients who choose to get acupuncture in Palm Harbor or elsewhere in the country. As explained by AAAOM:
“The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) includes a number of provisions that prohibit discrimination against state-licensed complementary and alternative professionals and mandates their participation in the healthcare system and newly-formed medical home. The law contains provisions that ensure patients have access to acupuncture and Oriental medicine. However, much depends on how state and federal regulators interpret and implement the provisions of the law.”
As you may already know, acupuncture is a procedure that falls under complementary and alternative medicine which involves the insertion of needles into the skin at strategic body points. Thousands of Americans whose health and well-being depends on this procedure can finally rejoice as a new health care law is now being administered across several states, such as California and Washington, which ensures that acupuncture will be covered by health care insurance. […]
Anahad O’Connor, writer for the NYTimes.com’s Well section, reports on a study financed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the effectiveness of acupuncture in alleviating various kinds of pain. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. and other countries, such as England, Sweden, and Germany. By gathering significant amounts of data from previous studies, Dr. Andrew J. Vickers and his research team sought to find the necessary evidence to make a pronouncement on the efficacy of acupuncture as therapy.
Regarded in the West as a form of alternative medicine, acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese treatments that date as far back as 5000 years. Today, acupuncture is practiced and offered by many leading health institutions and centers all over the U.S. such as the East West Healing Solutions where you can find experts on acupuncture in Palm Harbor, Florida.