Acupuncture has found to be more effective in treating plantar fasciitis and other heel pain related disorders than standard treatment. If you would like more information about the study please check healthcmi.
Many of the drugs used for the treatment of depression focus on increasing the amounts of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Research is finding that serotonin and even the building block of serotonin, tryptophan, occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Fruits such as plantains, kiwis, pineapples, bananas, and tomatoes are found to have higher levels of serotonin, while foods such as potatoes, beans, wheat flour, soy protein, and cottage cheese contain the serotonin precursor tryptophan. According to the Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences "It seems that using such foods in the daily diet of depressed patients not only could treat the disease but may improve the prognosis of dementia and decrease violent suicide attempts."
The researchers in this article reviewed 24 studies on acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis to evaluate it's efficacy. Nearly all research trials were of poor design and were therefore discounted. In this investigation, there was one study, however, meeting all the inclusion criteria, which used the strictest research standards to determine how effective acupuncture is for endometriosis. They found acupuncture to be 90% effective in treating endometriosis pain.
Acupuncture Eases Endometriosis Pain - New Study
"Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo. However, these differences are relatively modest, suggesting that factors in addition to the specific effects of needling are important contributors to the therapeutic effects of acupuncture."
Jeffrey Medina graduated from Bastyr University with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture. He has been practicing Classical Acupuncture for seven years. Classical acupuncture is based on the original acupuncture texts, which has been practiced for over 2,500 years. Classical Acupuncture focuses on treating not only the symptoms of illnesses, but also its root cause. He has special interest in pain related disorders involving muscle, tendon, and meridian systems; and stress related disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, and headaches. He is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and holds WA State License AC00002777.