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Knee Arthritis Treatment Using Acupuncture in Charleston, SC

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

Do you have knee arthritis? Do you live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that Acupuncture is clinically proven for treating knee arthritis? Consider these points:

  • As reported in Nov. 20 issue of the British Medical Journal: Those who got real acupuncture took less of their pain medication than those who got fake acupuncture. Yet they had less pain, less stiffness, and better physical function. 75% to 85% have less pain and more mobility. (findings come from a research team led by Jorge Vas, MD, chief medical officer at the pain treatment unit of Dos Hermanas Health Center in Dos Hermanas, Spain)
  • October 2004 presentation to the American College of Rheumatology by Marc Hochberg, MD, PhD, of the University of Maryland. Conclusion: Acupuncture reduced pain and stiffness and improved physical function.
  • Erin Arnold, MD, a rheumatologist at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Morton Grove, treats many of her arthritis patients with acupuncture in combination with medical treatments. Arnold says doctors are becoming more open to referring arthritis patients for acupuncture.
  • Hayes Wilson, MD, chief of rheumatology at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta says that one of his partners treats arthritis patients with acupuncture and tells him that it works well.

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Looking for Massage Insurance in Charleston, SC?

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

Are you a Massage Therapist in Charleston, SC looking for the best and most affordable Massage Insurance? Did you know that "Massage Insurance Plus+" has been in business for over 25 years and covers 350 modalities? At only $159 per year and $77 for Special Student Rate. Here is the coverage details:

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Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking in Charleston, SC

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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Do you want to quit smoking? Do you live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that Acupuncture is proven as an effective treatment as reported in the American Journal of Medicine? Here are the results & comments:

  • Overall, smokers who got real acupuncture were more than three times as likely to be tobacco-free six months to a year later.
  • "...I think we should definitely recommend (acupuncture...)," Dr. Tahiri said of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, who led the review.
  • ...there was a "trend" toward a benefit across all of the studies of acupuncture.

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Potential mechanisms for acupuncture as a smoking cessation aid: The latest theory is that one of the points stimulated by needles in the ear corresponds to the closest position of the vagus nerve to the cutaneous surface. Therefore, by stimulating this point, the acupuncturist blocks the outflow of withdrawal symptoms coming from the parasympathetic nervous system through the vagus nerves.

Conclusion: Our results suggest that these alternative aids may help smokers quit. Thus, we recommend that physicians promote the use of acupuncture...

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Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treating Infertility in Charleston, SC

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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Do you have infertility issues and live in Charleston, SC? Are you aware of the extensive research & studies done on Acupuncture & Fertility? The following excerpts were taken from research published in Fertility and Sterility, the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

  • The earliest and perhaps most well known study was done in Germany in 2002 by Wolfgang E. Paulus. The pregnancy rates of 2 groups of women undergoing IVF were compared. The group receiving acupuncture 25 minutes before, and 25 minutes after embryo transfer had a pregnancy rate of 42.5% compared to 26% for the non-acupuncture group.
  • Dieterle et al. evaluated the effect of real acupuncture vs. sham acupuncture. The real acupuncture group had significantly higher ongoing pregnancy rates: 28.4% vs. 13.8%.
  • In a study reported in 2005 researchers looked at the effects of acupuncture on the structural health of sperm in men with infertility of unknown cause. 28 infertile men received acupuncture 2 times a week for 5 weeks, and 12 men received no treatment. Sperm samples were analyzed at the beginning and end of the study.  Significant improvements in sperm quality in the acupuncture group were noted. Treatment was associated with fewer structural defects in sperm and an increase in the number of normal sperm.

Reference: http://www.theafa.org/article/how-can-acupuncture-help-fertility/

And from Cornell University: Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Pak H. Chung, and Dr. Raymond Chang of Weill Cornell--provides a summary of current research that supports acupunctures potential benefits for fertility treatment. The lead review article reports that acupuncture treatment has the following potential fertility-boosting benefits:

  • Increased blood flow to the uterus and therefore uterine wall thickness, an important marker for fertility
  • Increased endorphin production, which, in turn, has been shown to effect the release of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), a decapeptide involved in regulating reproduction
  • Lower stress hormones responsible for infertility
  • Impact on plasma levels of the fertility hormones: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), and Progesterone (P)
  • Normalization of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, a key process in fertility
  • A positive effect for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal imbalance present in three percent of adolescents and adults.

http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/april03/fertility.html

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Charleston Depression Treatment: Clinical Evidence that Acupuncture Significantly Reduces Depression

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

If you live in the Charleston, SC area and you struggle with depression, did you know that Acupuncture is a clinically proven treatment?

Charleston Depression Treatment: Clinical Evidence that Acupuncture Significantly Reduces Depression,

1. Excerpt from the World Health Orgnizations "Review & Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials": Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment: #4. Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

Reference: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html

2. A study from the US National Library of Medicine National Institues of Health: Is acupuncture beneficial in depression: a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials? CONCLUSION: Acupuncture was an effective treatment that could significantly reduce the severity of disease in the patients with depression.

Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18550177

3. Acupuncture is being used at Nationally Ranked Hospitals such as Jefferson University for the treatment of Depression. Here is an excerpt taken directly from their website:

"There is also growing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture and other related modalities for a wide range of ailments, including depression. In its purest form, acupuncture is used in the context of a complete healing arts system known as Oriental medicine, which originated from ancient Chinese medicine. Jefferson's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program consists of a highly experienced team of acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners that works in collaboration with your Jefferson primary care physician to facilitate optimal health and well-being."

Reference: http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/diseases-conditions/depression.aspx

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Charleston Acupuncture Treatment for Breast Cancer related Fatigue

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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Do you have Breat Cancer related Fatigue and live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that the "Journal Of Clinical Oncology" published a study revealing that Acupuncture reduced fatigue across the board? Here are the highlights:

  • The study appeared online Oct. 29 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • A University of Manchester study revealed that a relatively short regimen of acupuncture alongside standard treatment can help alleviate some of the crippling fatigue that often accompanies breat cancer.
  • By the end of the six-week period, those who had received acupuncture appeared to fare better on every measure of fatigue that the team assessed.
  • Dr. Molassiotis said, "Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that not only can have direct effects on the symptom experience of patients, but also ... provide the opportunity [for] patients to be more involved with their symptom management and empower them more."

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Acupuncture Treatment for Pain, Osteoarthritis & Headaches in Charleston

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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Do you have Pain, Osteoarthritis or Headaches and live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that numerous published studies prove that Acupuncture is an effective alternative for each of these ailments. Here are just a few:

From the Archives of Internal Medicine: Conclusions:  Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo. Read More...

From the Journal of Natural Neuroscience: Read exactly how Acupuncture reduces pain here...

From the Department of Internal Medicine (Munich): Acupuncture & Osteoarthritic pain study results here...

From the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence: NICE concluded that acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine. Read More...

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