Due to the decades of research and inarguable evidence for the efficacy and clinical benefit of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a decision to cover #acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain.

“ 'We are dedicated to increasing access to alternatives to prescription opioids and believe that covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain is in the best interest of Medicare patients,' said CMS Principal Deputy Administrator of Operati...

Two epidemiological studies were published this past year looking at large populations and assessing potential correlations between tea consumption and reduced risk of skin cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus - both showing a relationship between higher caffeine/tea consumption and reduced risk of these diseases in certain populations.

At Abundant Heaven, we use the inherent functional medical views of Chinese Medicine and integrate it with current biomedical research to inform our holistic practice of addressing immunity, cognitive/neurological health, and wellness.

Researchers just published in the journal Psychopharmacology (Slykerman, R.F., Coomarasamy, C., Wickens, K. et al., 2019):

"children who had received antibiotics in the first 6 months of life had significantly lower overall cognitive and verbal comprehension abilities, increased risk of proble...

Poney Chiang Ph.D, .R.TCMP, R.Ac, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM) is an expert in peripheral neuro-anatomy of acupoints and their associated neuro-modulation needle techniques.  He has a brief and fascinating video demonstrating how acupuncture, at it's core, is neuro-muscular medicine.  Please enjoy this amazing video:

I just completed a summary review looking at the latest research assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) - there is sufficient evidence for acupuncturists, oncology nurses, and oncologists to begin recommending acupuncture as a safe complimentary treatment for CIPN.  Please enjoy and share this paper (PDF link to full paper) to medical doctors, nurses, and/or family and friends that may find this valuable and interesting.

Acupuncture has been widely...

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Keywords: Chinese medicine, systems biology, integrative medicine, personalized medicine, preventive medicine

"That anatomy should still contain such surprises is itself something of a surprise. It’s easy to think that 19th-century anatomists pulled apart the body tendon by tendon, vein by vein, describing and drawing every filament they came across, no matter how tiny. But eight years ago, Matthias Gunzer, an immunologist at the University Duisburg-Essen, in Germany, saw something that didn’t fit the current models. He had dyed some white blood cells red and green so that he could trace the path of their fluorescence through a mo...

April 24, 2019

If you or someone you know struggle with depression, consider including acupuncture into the treatment plan to achieve more satisfactory and fulfilling results.

Acupuncture can be used to improve treatment outcomes for depression. Multiple systematic reviews of clinical research suggest that acupuncture is effective and significantly enhances drug-based treatment of depression. Acupuncture plus pharmaceutical treatment (SSRI's) outperforms just pharmaceutical treatment alone in multiple areas of measurement for quality of...

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