Tag: medical acupuncture

Is Sciatica Slowing You Down?

Sciatica is common in older adults, and your risk may be greater if you are obese, sedentary, or have worked in an occupation that requires a lot of bending and twisting of the spine. Diabetes also can make you more susceptible, since it can damage the nerves.
Sciatica is caused by

Snake Oil or Serious Medicine?

As long as pain and disease exist, there will be questionable products and services that falsely promise to cure our perennial maladies once and for all. Sure, the snake oil salesman’s pitch seems a bit suspicious, but it’s hard not to be wooed by the prospect of giving pain the

Alternative Pain Treatment Options For Back Pain

Q. Are there alternative pain treatment options for my back pain? I’ve heard a lot about acupuncture—what can you tell me about it?

A. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments vary in quality, safety, and efficiency. Before you embark on a course of CAM treatment, discuss the treatment with your doctor

Ask the Doctor: Acupuncture For Hypertension

Q. I have heard that acupuncture can be used to reduce high blood pressure. Is there any research to support this claim?

A. You probably heard about a small study published in September 2015 in Medical Acupuncture, which suggests—but did not prove conclusively—that acupuncture might be used to benefit people with

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