The Acupuncturists

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine – Does One Need to Choose?

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine – Does One Need to Choose?

By Susan Tretakis – I guess it is an age thing, but lately, each day seems to bring yet another telephone call from a friend with the sad details of another disease, another treatment plan, and more stories of expensive and life changing medical procedures. Also lately, I am being asked more and more questions about Traditional Chinese Medicine. Considering […]

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Acupuncture and Shoulder Pain

Acupuncture and Shoulder Pain

Also referred to as chronic shoulder pain or shoulder blade pain or shoulder joint pain, shoulder pain may emanate from the actual shoulder joint or it can arise from any of the myriad muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround the shoulders. Shoulder pain which emanates from the shoulder joint normally worsens with activity or when the patient moves the arm […]

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Acupuncture and Endometriosis

Acupuncture and Endometriosis

Consistent research results show that acupuncture and herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are effective treatment for endometriosis. Global bodies such as the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the leading medical organizations and publications have increasingly approved acupuncture treatment for myriad physical, emotional and mental conditions, as cited by Cohen & Garcia (2013). Indeed, there’s […]

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Acupuncture and Insomnia

Acupuncture and Insomnia

Insomnia is a prevalent condition for most people in the United States. There are millions who struggle to fall or stay asleep. While for most people the problem may be periodic, there are those who struggle with sleep problems far much more frequently. The numbers suggest that many adults within the ages of 19-45 struggle with sleeping problems. 30 to […]

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