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Newly published research from the journal Opinions in Anesthesiology - October 2017

We wanted to share a newly published article from the journal Opinions in Anesthesiology, October 2017, titled: "Acupuncture for chronic pain: an update and critical overview". Their key points for the article were: Mounting evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating chronic pain conditions including low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain, headaches, and migraine. The use of acupuncture in perioperative settings and as an adjunct or alternative to opioids and NSAIDs has shown promising outcomes. Anesthesiologists and pain fellowship programmes nationwide favor integration of acupuncture into their practice and training. Mechanisms of action of acupuncture include transi

What is Fascia and Why is it Important to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture muscle channels, identified by physicians over two thousand years ago and part of the system of acupuncture knowledge and treatment is now understood as the myofascial system and the various groups of muscles and connective tissues. Muscles account for 40% of your body mass and are involved in more than just movement and stability - they provide and maintain heat to the body, support proper circulation and pumping of lymph and blood to the extremities, and conduct neurological and non-neurological signals across multiple tissues to the brain. It is like a fiber netting that keeps us warm to protect cellular metabolism dependent on normal temperatures, and is sensitive to movement

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