Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Management South Windsor CT
Rocky Hill, CT
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Monday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
East Longmeadow, MA
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy
Acupuncture, Biofeedback, Chiropractors, Electro-dermal screening, Homeopathy, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition
Specializing in allergy elimination
Acupuncture Associates of Hartford
Naturopathic health center
Please give us a call. Your initial consultation is free.
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy
Mansfield Center, CT
Deborah Pacik Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No
Medical School: New England School of Acupuncture, 1996
Member Organizations: NCCAOM
Awards: Graduated Cum Laude from Boston University
Languages Spoken: English
Stress Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, General Practice, Family Practice, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture
American Holistic Medical Association
West Harford, CT
Sea Change Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
West Hartford, CT
Quan Yin Healing Arts
Acupuncture Accolades for Migraines
The news is a relief for migraine sufferers: Acupuncture helped reduce frequency and intensity of pain in patients who received acupuncture over an eight-week period, according to German researchers at the University of Munich. Half of the acupuncture group reported at least a 50-percent reduction in headache frequency.
However, the study’s additional findings are making oriental medicine practitioners a bit defensive. Surprisingly, the migraine patients who had needles placed on nonacupuncture points got about the same positive results as those treated by properly placed needles. Is “sham” acupuncture just as effective as the real thing?
Of course not, states Gene Bruno, OMD, LAc, president emeritus of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. “I don’t see any OMDs or acupuncturists listed as study authors,” he says, explaining that clinical trials often are administered by medical doctors who rely on formulaic needle points rather than individually diagnosed acu-points.
“In Chinese medicine it’s critical to know the causal relationship to the headaches,” says Bruno, who practices acupuncture in Salem, Ore. “In my clinic, I might treat one woman whose migraines are from hormone-level changes; another person’s headaches might be related to a stomach functional disease. The points I choose for each patient would be completely different. Choosing an incorrect point can have the same effect as a placebo point,” he says.
“If the study administrators didn’t use the correct diagnostic procedures, that explains why they got the same results as with sham acupuncture—because they didn’t treat the right points,” Bruno continues.
But if the points were wrong, why did any acupuncture work? The placebo effect could be part of the answer, although Bruno has another explanation: “Other studies have shown that neural stimulation of peripheral acupunture points can release small quantities of endorphins, although accurate acupuncture points release larger quantities,” he says. “If ‘exact’ points are not located and stimulated, then there would be no significant difference in the quantity of endorphins released.”
There are other studies confirming acupuncture’s credibility, Bruno says, and they’re conducted by qualified practitioners using complete diagnostic protocol to determine needle placement for each patient. And besides, the bottom line remainsthe same: Acupuncture is effective treatment for migraine pain.
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