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Kidney Stones Effectively Treated with Integrative Medicine

This study reveals that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and the prescription drug Tamsulosin (Flomax) offered an 88.7% efficacy rate in forcing the expulsion of kidney stones, while patients who received Tamsulosin and Chinese herbal medicine (without acupuncture) had a 73.6% efficacy rate. Tamsulosin alone was not found to be an effective treatment.

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PEMF for Diabetic Neuropathy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is available at AIMA of Nashua, PLLC and this article discusses the research behind how it works to offer relief from the pain and discomfort of diabetic neuropathy.

By |October 19th, 2017|Pain Management|

Acupuncture for Restless Legs: Recent Study Shows Benefits

Authors of this recent study say acupuncture has additive therapeutic effect over gabapentin alone in patients with RLS, and that acupuncture plus a low dose of gabapentin (300mg/day) is clinically useful in the treatment of restless legs syndrome.

 

High Blood Pressure? Research Supports Aged Garlic Extract

This recent study shows aged garlic extract is effective in reducing peripheral and central blood pressure. Study authors report: “Our trial suggests that aged garlic extract is effective in reducing peripheral and central blood pressure in a large proportion of patients with uncontrolled hypertension, and has the potential to improve arterial stiffness, inflammation, and other […]

Acupuncture for Patients with Cancer

Medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao, MD, Director of Integrative Breast Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center explained in New York Magazine how acupuncture improves quality of life for people with cancer. Mounting evidence in this 2012 review of 29 clinical trials supports it’s use as an effective treatment for at least several ailments: chronic back and neck pain, […]

Happy Independence Day!

The office is closed today in honor of Independence Day. To all of our patients, friends, and colleagues – have a safe and happy celebration!

By |July 4th, 2017|Announcements|

Acupuncture at Mass General for Patients with Cancer

Mass General is using #acupuncture to support patients with cancer. #GoodStuff #IntegrativeMedicine

Recently published in Boston Magazine:

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is known throughout the world for its innovative and often revolutionary cancer treatments. What may be surprising is that members of the Mass General  team are supplementing their biomedical cancer treatments with a therapy […]

Chest Pain: Heartburn or Heart Attack?

Knowing the difference may not be as easy as you think, says the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Team:
Although heartburn has nothing to do with your heart, its most common symptom — chest pain — often is the most apparent sign of a heart attack too. So how do you know whether you need to reach for an […]

Seasonal Allergies and Acupuncture: What Science Says

Thinking of trying acupuncture for your allergies? Good choice! Per the National Institute of Health:

There are data from some randomized controlled trials that suggests that acupuncture may improve some symptoms of allergic rhinitis, as well as quality of life.
What Does the Research Show?

The available data on the efficacy of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis consist of several reviews and […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Health|

Lenny’s Story: Working with Dr. Eisenberg

Gratitude and appreciation to Dr. David Eisenberg for helping Lenny Zakim maximize his quality of life, and for his work in building awareness of the benefits of integrative medicine. Read about Dr. Eisenberg’s work with Lenny, and his work with integrative medicine on PBS Body & Soul with Gail Harris: www.pbs.org/bodyandsoul/212/eisenberg.htm.

Dr. Eisenberg said:  “I’d love in every institution […]

Lenny’s Story

Gratitude and appreciation to Lenny Zakim for helping future cancer patients by building awareness of the full spectrum of therapeutic choice. Read about Lenny’s story about cancer, integrative medicine and quality of life on PBS Body & Soul with Gail Harris: http://www.pbs.org/bodyandsoul/212/lenny.htm