If you’ve ever been riding in a car while reading a book and felt dizzy, tired and even nauseous you know what motion sickness is like. It doesn’t have to be in a car but on a boat or even during an activity like skiing where you may have felt this sudden sense anxiousness and vomiting.
The good news is that current research supports the efficacy of not only acupuncture but acupressure on an acupuncture point called PC6 (2 finger breadths above the center of your wrist) to greatly diminishes the symptoms of visually-induced motion sickeness.
In this study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures. Acupuncture points have a higher density of micro-vessels and contain […]
Have you ever thought about how we smile or cry, plan or move our bodies? Researchers have been plagued with these very questions for centuries, how does the brain allow us to do what we do? The brain remains a complex enigma with ongoing research slowly but surely dissecting the complex mechanisms of its inner functioning. Concussions are a common occurrence in children and adults, an estimated 1.6-3.8 million concussions in North America occur yearly. I feel it is a common health concern that we need to know more about, and more importantly learn what we can do to allow it to heal optimally. As well understanding the role Traditional Chinese Medicine can play in the healing of the brain.
New Year’s resolutions can include eating better, losing weight, and feeling less tired or depressed, the common theme is that we often want to take charge of our health, feel better and take better care of ourselves. Great resolutions to strive for, we should always make our health a priority these are some tips to help keep our goals on track for 2014.
As Ontario moves forward in legal self-regulation of the profession of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine so does the awareness of the profession. Professionals are being streamlined into a common standard, but by no means does it mean that all acupuncture is the same. The difference lies, in the theory behind the combination of acupuncture points used, as well as the type of needles used, along with the style of needle stimulation practiced. Here are the most common forms of acupuncture and their differences between one another
So, you’re 40 weeks pregnant, close to or at your due date. The anticipation of your new arrival is hitting its climax, you’ve prepared as much as you can and now it’s just a waiting game. At this point your doctor or midwife is monitoring you and your baby on a weekly basis and will probably start the discussion of a possible induction (augmentation) of labour within 7-10 days from your due date. This elicits a little a of bit anxiety for a lot of new mom’s. So the question arises, what can be done to help you deliver naturally? The answer is acupuncture!