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Chronic Pain? Tell the FDA about your experience with non-pharmacologic treatment.

The FDA is actively seeking patient input about non-pharmacologic treatment of chronic pain. If acupuncture and Oriental medicine has helped you deal with chronic pain in your daily life, please take a moment and submit your comments here. And please share this post! Comments are due by 9-10-2018. Thank you in advance for taking the time to educate […]

“Sorry, I can’t eat meat. I’m allergic.” C’mon…really? “Yes. Ever since that tick bite.”

Most of us aren’t fond of ticks. Now there’s a new reason to protect yourself (if the threat of lyme disease, erlichiosis, babesiosis, and the myriad of other tick borne illnesses were not enough). Read the story behind how a tick bite can facilitate an allergy to meat. 

Specialty Care: What is a Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturist?

Dr. Theroux-Jette recently earned the distinction of becoming the first and only licensed acupuncturist in the state of New Hampshire to obtain specialty certification as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturist, offered through the National Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists (NAHPCA).

As a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturist, Dr. Theroux-Jette offers a specialized protocol […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Should you moderate your drinking?

On March 17, 2018, the New York Times reported an ongoing study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of N.I.H., and funded by the alcohol industry is researching the effects of a daily drink as part of a healthy diet.

The study aims to prove that individuals without a negative predisposition (anyone with a […]

By |March 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Doctors, Revolt!

Bernard Lown, emeritus professor of cardiology at Harvard, reminds us to resurrect the lost art of healing in our daily interactions with patients in this inspiring article.

Rich Joseph, of the NY Times, writes: “He called for a return to the fundamentals of doctoring — listening to know the patient behind the symptoms; carefully touching the […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Care, Western Medicine|

Can I buy my Chinese Herbs on the Internet?

Purchasing Chinese herbs on the internet poses significant risk. Read here to learn more. Know your supplier!

By |February 27th, 2018|Herbal Medicine, Safety|

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.

Integrative […]

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, […]