Acupuncture and the Path to the Nervous System

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Acupuncture - the Path to the Nervous System In acupuncture, pins are placed in the body in attempts to ease pain, but how does acupuncture accomplish that, and what about its impact? The trail goes to the nervous system and how acupuncture influences brain activity. Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system, it seems clear. From there the impact cascades: it releases...

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Military Using Acupuncture For Pain The U.S. military has been tapping into acupuncture therapy for pain to help its soldiers to thwart opioid abuse, reports have shown. Forms of acupuncture One of the most popular forms is called “battlefield acupuncture, ” according to Dr. Richard Niemtzow, who developed BFA in 2001, according to An important piece of acupuncture is...

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Anti-Opioid - Dentists Retooling When there is much discussion about anti-opioid, you may not immediately think of dentistry. Yet in the 1990s, dentists were the top clinical prescriber of opioids. With a number of innovative and educational initiatives, prescriptions ordered by dentists dropped more than 50 percent by 2012, according to There can be lessons learned by dentists and a...

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Over-prescribing Opioid, Yet Unused Drugs Over-prescribing opioid - While there is an opioid crisis in this country, there is another part of the problem: too often the medications targeted for post-surgeries aren’t used. They are left in the house, and may be taken by someone else or accidentally picked up by a child. Not only do many people take only some or none of the prescribed...

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Opioid Crisis: Heroin In the midst of the opioid prescription crisis among patients using prescription drugs in the U.S. in recent years, there has been rising concerns about heroin that is never prescribed and illegal, but has been a constant concern for generations. According to the  in 2016 about 948,000 Americans reported using heroin within that past year, which officials said r...

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Whether it’s caused by soreness after exercise or chronic inflammation for someone who is older, knee pain is one condition that seems to affect all ages. There is some irony here: exercise may be to blame for someone’s knee problem, but exercise may be good for treating what aches you. Knee pain can be anything from mild discomfort to outright intense discomfort when you twist your knee...

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Pain is part of the human experience. You can't escape it. Sometimes pain is acute like when you bump the "funny bone" on your elbow joint, which is anything but funny. And for the reported 100 million individuals in America who have chronic pain, pain can take the joy out of everyday life. Most often the first remedies that both individuals and physician reach for are over-the-counter or presc...

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There are headaches, and there are headaches. Everyone has them. Sometimes, they are just slightly annoying. Sometimes, they are absolutely terrible and paralyzing. While many people have headaches, there is often an underlying cause, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the reason may be surprising: The pain doesn’t always start with the head. At least 45 million people in the U....

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