After I started my medical acupuncture practice 10 years ago, I was struck by something within my first year. I noticed that many of my patients were on antidepressants, and many of them had gained 30 pounds on them. Why were so many patients on anti-depressants? Why hadn't their doctors noticed ... Read More about Corruption between Drug Companies and Doctors
In an article from the NYTimes titled "Benefits of Mammograms Under Debate in Britain" the author discusses the controversy raging over information pamphlets handed out to patients on the benefits of mammograms in the UK. ... Read More about Risk/Benefit Ratio of Mammograms Being Questioned
In yet another depressing instance of profit motive undermining patient well-being we are presented with the story of a private company, "Coast Independent Review Board", charged with overseeing the safety of new drugs and medical devices (An Overseer of Trials in Medicine Draws Fire Published: ... Read More about When "Oversight" means "Overlook"
A patient with neck problems alerted me to this study. He has been working with a trainer but sees a marked improvement with acupuncture treatments. This study compares physiotherapy alone, acupuncture alone, to combination treatment. Unsurprisingly, the combined therapy works the best.(For more ... Read More about Tension Neck Syndrome Improved with Acupuncture and Physiotherapy
This blog entry is hardly of broad interest, but it pertains to the studies that I've done.My own research has looked at the effect of acupuncture on the autonomic nervous system, or stress response. ( Analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Acupuncture Practice: Can It Improve Outcomes?MEDICAL ... Read More about Animal Studies Corroborrate My HRV Studies