Acupuncture Press

Julianne Moore’s Fountain of Youth

By | November 19th, 2013|Clinical Acupuncture Cases|

Is this how Julianne Moore stays looking so young? November 4, 2013 by Tian Nu San Hua 0 Comments Carrie star Julianne Moore covers Health magazine this month and gave up some secrets about how she stays looking so good at 52. Acupuncture: “For back pain, it’s amazing. I also had a period after my [...]

Acupuncture for Stress: Fox News

By | July 16th, 2013|Autonomic Nervous System, Stress|

Just short  Q and A from Fox News about Acupuncture for Stress. Relieve stress naturally with acupuncture By Dr. Manny Alvarez Published June 20, 2013 Your body is hardwired to react to stress. But if you are constantly on alert, your health can pay the price. We recently got this email from a viewer looking [...]

Acupuncture for Tigers?

By | June 12th, 2013|uncategorized|

Tiger Acupuncture in Israel. How Amazing!  And, yes, the tiger was sedated... RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — Veterinarians are trying acupuncture to cure a Sumatran tiger at an Israeli zoo. The 14-year-old tiger, named Pedang, suffers from a chronic ear infection. On Sunday, a holistic medicine professional tried acupuncture on him, pricking him with several [...]

Allergies: Yet Another Study Showing Acupuncture Effective for Allergic Rhinitis

By | March 12th, 2013|Acupuncture research|

Try Acupuncture! A study in a major journal showing Acupuncture effectiveness for allergic rhinitis coming on the heels of the study discussed here. As my patients know, I was "cured" of my allergies with acupuncture, so it is one of my favorite things to treat. In this study nasal symptoms were significantly reduced [...]

SF Acupuncture Clinic to Open at Chinese Hospital

By | March 5th, 2013|Acupuncture research|

A few patients asked me to comment on this article.  It doesn't say anything of note except to discuss the new clinic in, ahem, CHINATOWN.  But the article uses the same mealymouthed wording that I'm getting sick of "experts disagree" etc...  But in spite of my quibbles, I'm extremely pleased that acupuncture is becoming more [...]

Acupuncture For Allergies: Hey, It Cured Me

By | March 5th, 2013|Acupuncture research|

From the SF Chronicle. One of my favorite conditions to treat is allergy because it responds so well.  Always? Of course not, but the results are typically great.  My allergies disappeared, albeit after 2 courses of acupuncture (patience pays when it comes to acupuncture.)  I reported on a recent editorial in the Annals of Internal [...]

Huffington Post: Acupuncture as Part of Standard Cancer Care

By | February 12th, 2013|Acupuncture research, Fitness and Health|

This article is meant to start the discussion of acupuncture as a part of cancer care.  Their results are quite confusing however.  From the article electroacupuncture clearly helps nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy in breast cancer patients.  It also suggests it can be helpful for other side effects, but isn't specific.  It's a start. Time [...]

Huffington Post: What Acupuncture Can Teach Us About Science

By | January 8th, 2013|Acupuncture research, First Do No Harm: Risks|

I came across this article from last October from the Huffington Post.  It is referencing the comprehensive article concluding that acupuncture works for pain. Blog discussion here. In the Huffington Post a professor from Saybrook University discusses the quandary of acupuncture and that it has been shown to work in spite of a comprehensive understanding [...]