This is why you should NEVER go to a chiropractor, M.D., Doctor, or physical therapist for acupuncture. They aren't qualified, they aren't credentialed, They don't have the proper education, and they don't have the clinical experience (they take a weekend warrior course from a chiropractor). In other words, they don't have a clue what they're doing! If you go to them, you're putting your health and your life at risk.
I can't stress this enough. If the person performing acupuncture was not educated in acupuncture (ie. has a degree), does not hold a state license for acupuncture, and does not have a board certification from the NCCAOM, then THEY'RE NOT AN ACUPUNCTURIST!
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How to choose and acupuncturist
Posted by: Scott Stewart, MSAc., Dipl.Ac., LAc.
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers used acupuncture to help alleviate calf pain to get ready for the Seahawks game Sunday.
Posted By: Scott Stewart, MSAc., Dipl., Ac., LAc
In 2013, archeologists discovered 920 bamboo strips at a construction site in Chengdu, China that dated back 2,000 years; all the way back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 24 CE). The bamboo strips were inscribed with prescriptions for treating various diseases. Once the manuscripts were dated and studied it was revealed that they were written not by the Bian Que school, but rather by Bian Que himself. This was a huge find, because Bian Que’s writings were thought to be lost. Some of the subjects covered in these medical texts were: dermatology, gynecology, ophthalmology, and traumatology
Bian Que was one of the founding fathers of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and considered to be one of the most skilled physicians of his time, not to mention, a physician who was way ahead of his own time. He was a master diagnostician who pioneered pulse diagnosis, at one time he performed an organ transplant, and even used anesthesia.
Other items found at this site included 181 bamboo strips depicting medical treatments for horses, 9 medical books (some verified as being written by Bian Que), a 14cm tall figurine illustrating acupoints, and other various relics.
Published by: Scott Stewart, MSAc., Dipl. Ac., LAc.
Some recent research has shed light on some new benefits of consuming cherries and kiwi. A UK study found that drinking tart cherry juice concentrate, which contains elevated amounts of melatonin increased sleep duration. Another set of studies out of Spain had similar results when testing Jerte Valley cherries, which contain higher levels of tryptophan, melatonin and serotonin than other cherry cultivars. Both studies measured an increase in urinary melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland and helps regulate circadian rhythms. If you try this form of sleep management you should just eat cherries, because juice is processed and inhibits digestion. If you are stubborn and must drink juice make sure it is unsweetened.
The Kiwi study found that eating 2 kiwi fruits 1 hour before bedtime for four weeks increased the quality of sleep and sleep time. Kiwis contain high levels of antioxidants and serotonin, which may be the reason why they affected the sleep patterns in this study. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found in the pineal gland that helps regulate the sleep / wake cycle.
All of these studies were somewhat biased, because they had corporate sponsors; although it was noted that the sponsors did not participate in any of the studies designs. Either way, you can’t go wrong with eating either one of these healthy fruits!