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Why Ice Delays Recovery

The doctor who coined RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) has since retracted this decades old advice on sports medicine and admitted that the research into tissue healing does not support his prior recommendations. Chinese medicine has been saying it forever, "ice is for dead people". Why then does mainstream medicine still rely on this approach? It's so deeply engrained into the medical community and yet it often makes people worse, especially long term.

Effects of Acupuncture in Anesthesia for Craniotomy: A Meta-Analysis

The analysis suggests that the complementary use of acupuncture for craniotomy has additional analgesic effects, reduces the needed amount of volatile anesthetic, reduces the onset of postoperative nausea and vomiting, and might have protective effects on brain tissue. Our findings may stimulate future randomized controlled trials to provide definitive recommendations.


Acupuncture anesthesia for open heart surgery in contemporary China

A combined acupuncture–medicine anesthesia strategy reduces the postoperative morbidity and medical costs in patients undergoing open heart surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass.


Acupuncture Beats Injected Morphine for Pain: Groundbreaking Study

An amazing new study has found that acupuncture, the ancient practice of using needles to stimulate bodily self healing, is more effective than intravenous morphine for pain.

A truly groundbreaking study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine titled, “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.


Effect of Three Decades of Screening Mammography on Breast-Cancer Incidence

Mammography is an outdated scan and should be eliminated in favor of sonogram and thermogram screenings. This isn't some blog article, this is a study from the most prestigious medical journal in the country, based on 30 years of data.

Based on false positives from mammograms, 1.3 MILLION women were treated for tumors that never would have turned into clinical symptoms.



Did you know that 8 out of the top 10 cancer hospitals in the U.S. offer acupuncture?

Did you know that MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic are the top 3 highest ranking cancer hospitals in the United States? You know what else they have in common? They all offer acupuncture on-site to their patients as part of their cancer treatment.

In fact, out of the Top 10 Highest Scoring hospitals specialising in cancer in the United States, 8 of these offer acupuncture to their patients.


The Science of Stretch: Connective Tissue and its role in Acupuncture

The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.

One of the myriad physiological responses to acupuncture exists in the connective tissue and how mechanistic action of the needle in the tissue elicits a spectrum of change. The book "Anatomy Trains" takes this article a step further by showing planes of tissue nearly identical to acupuncture meridians in our fascia and connective tissue...when one knows what to look for in cadaver dissection.


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