****I am honored to accept referrals from the VA and give support to our nation’s Veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs is recognizing the benefits of acupuncture for a variety of health concerns. Talk to your VA primary care provider about VA Care in the Community to seek options outside the VA medical facility.
***Some of the top questions I get about acupuncture are covered in this article from the Cleveland Clinic. As a relatively unknown medicine in the United States, there are a lot of myths and assumptions out there.
***In countries such as the United States, where modern Western medicine is the foundation of health care, the ethical use of acupuncture requires objective evidence of its efficacy under controlled clinical conditions. In 1996, a draft report on the clinical practice of acupuncture was reviewed at the World Health Organization Consultation on Acupuncture held in Cervia, Italy. The participants recommended that WHO should revise the report, focusing on data from controlled clinical trials. Below is the link for the resulting publication based on clinical data through 1998.
WHO Acupuncture Review and Analysis
***So many women suffer through their menstrual cycle with pain, emotional ups and downs, and other issues that we just consider par for the course. Not so. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can have a huge impact on how the reproductive system functions. This biological process doesn’t have to interfere with your life. Here is a great article about how different foods can help you stay healthy and vibrant through each phase. http://vibrantwellnessjournal.com/2013/02/11/balance-the-reproductive-cycle-naturally-with-traditional-chinese-medicine/
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