Acupuncture Types and Results

Hi Everybody

Here are a few new tidbits for you…

ACUPUNCTURE TYPES- There are almost as many types of acupuncture as there are types of religions.  In the same way that you have major divisions in religion like Christian, Jewish, Muslim etc, you also have major divisions in acupuncture like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and so on.  But the division continues from there.  The Christian religion can be broken down into even more “categories”, like Catholic and Protestant.  Then from there you have different denominations such as Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopalian, and on and on.

In the same way, Acupuncture is a broad topic with very many approaches.  There are major categories, and then each major division is broken down into increasingly smaller sub-categories. The point  is to realize that there are many, many different approaches to Acupuncture.  If one style doesn’t work for you, try another, in the same way that if one medication didn’t work for you you would try a different one instead of giving up medications altogether.

ACUPUNCTURE AS EFFECTIVE AS MEDICATIONS FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS- A study published in the May 2008 issue of Clinical Rheumatology has found that Acupuncture was equally effective in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis as compared with prescription Rheumatoid medications.  This included less pain, less swelling and a greater quality of life.  This is significant, as Rheumatoid Medications are strong and can have powerful, even deadly, side effects.  The treatment referenced in this study took 14 visits on average and lasted over a period of 6 weeks.

ACUPUNCTURE EFFECTIVE IN THE TREATMENT OF TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA- In related news, Acupuncture was also found to be effective in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia.  For those who are unfamiliar with Trigeminal Neuralgia, it is an unbelievably intense electric shock-like or knife like pain to one side of the face. It affects around 4-5 people per 100,000.

Hope this helps,

Dr Matt and Dr Robin (email)

This week’s bit of Useless Information:  Bees do not have ears.  Bees have five eyes:  three small eyes on the top of a bee’s head and two larger ones in front.  We do not know if bees have knees.

This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C.  Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such.  They are opinion and are for informational purposes only.  None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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