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Gut Brain Connection: Boost Brain Power and Metabolism

If you are my patient, you already know how important the gut microbiome is to your health and well-being. This video helps explain things a bit further from one of the worlds prominent researchers on how to improve the microbiota with herbal medicine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23hegbgj8S8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2UV96-4ZVRPbw-5mo2S5GB5YIs_GLtrfJ4YUkqc6Mv-es_KSPmpAjmqzE

Acupuncture vs Morphine in the ER

A study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine titled, “Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED.”
“...the acupuncture group saw a great pain-relieving effect, which occurred faster, with significantly less side effects.”
https://www.paintreatmentdirectory.com/posts/acupuncture-beats-injected-morphine-for-pain-groundbreaking-study-3245?fbclid=IwAR0s6oZVoXLDh7NCNr8J7KYNVoci8RwPCf9saysqPnFI14aMLKXOh-ZhAys

Topical Herbs, NOT ice!

RICE guidelines have been used for decades, but new research shows ice actually delays healing and recovery.

Chinese medicine has said this for thousands of years. “Ice is for dead people.”

Harvard Researchers Propose Systems Connection in Acupuncture

Harvard University's renown fascia researcher Helene Langevin, MD, and co-author Rosa Schnyer, PhD, LAc propose that elements of classical acupuncture "are related to important 21st century advances in physiology and medicine, including systems biology, cross-system integration, matrix biology and mechanotherapeutics."

http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2017042816490031.html

When Evidence Says No, But Doctors Say Yes

Years after research contradicts common practices, patients continue to demand them and doctors continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatment.

https://www.propublica.org/article/when-evidence-says-no-but-doctors-say-yes

FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management

The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/fda-proposes-doctors-learn-acupuncture-pain-management/

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