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The Acupuncture Evidence Project - A Comparative Literature Review out of Australia

"We searched the literature with a focus on systematic reviews and meta analyses (the highest form of evidence available). We sorted the evidence to identify which conditions acupuncture has been found to be most effective for. We also looked for evidence of acupuncture's safety and cost-effectiveness, and we reported how the evidence for acupuncture's effectiveness has changed over an eleven-year time-frame." (McDonald J, Janz S.) This rigorous review of the most up-to-date research on acupuncture's efficacy for various conditions, concluded with confidence that acupuncture has a 'positive effect' on eight conditions: migraine prophylaxis headache chronic low back pain allergic rhinitis kn

Our Commitment to Better Medicine

At Abundant Heaven, you can count on us to be transparent, evidence-based, open to your input and concerns, and ultimately encouraging education and participation. We believe that good medicine rests on a good relationship between doctor and patient. We overcome 'the sickness of fear' by spending extra time with patients, providing multiple perspectives, and doing our best to provide integrative treatment that improves quality of life and health outcomes while also respecting a person's beliefs and goals. This excellent TED MED talk looks at the often huge disconnect between medicine practiced behind a wall of secrecy where incentives and biased information skews medical decisions and twists

Reflections on Changes in the Study and Practice of Medicine

This is a reflection on an editorial from the Journal of Science and Healing titled: "Finding a Common Language: Resolving the Town and Gown Tension in Moving Toward Evidence-Informed Practice". We share our thoughts with you to involve you in the practice of medicine and to bring awareness to changes in how medicine is being practiced in the United States. Read the short article here to understand the discussion and commentary below: Kligler and Weeks imply that there is certain inevitability within the larger movements of the practice of medicine towards, as they say, "an integrated, interprofessional, team-oriented approach to care". If all healthcare providers aim to provide the highes

Reminder to Regularly Check our Facebook Feed and/or Research Page for New Articles

I spend a significant amount of time reading, reviewing, and collecting research relevant to our scope of practice. If you aren't already following us on social media, please consider doing so in order to receive the flow of information and research I share. We post to Facebook and Google +. Additionally, I will add full research articles to our Research page and the Tea Research page. And finally, I will occasionally add new references to our various pages for additional support of evidence to claims and explanations provided. If you were unfamiliar with all the research embedded on these various pages, please take time to read and explore. Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine Tuina - Ch

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