Acupuncture Helps Depression Treatment

SSRI Therapy for Depression: Better With Acupuncture

Treat depression with acupuncture

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, but their effectiveness can be improved with electroacupuncture, suggests new research.

Researchers evaluating 100 patients at Guangzhou First People’s Hospital (China) diagnosed with major depressive disorder – for which SSRIs are considered a first-line treatment in both adults and children – administered an SSRI (escitalopram) to half of the patients; and escitalopram plus electroacupuncture to the remaining half. Average patient age was 43.25 years, and treatment lasted six weeks.

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Holistic Health Practices to Reduce Mercury

REDUCE Body Burdens of Mercury

The reality is that we are all exposed to mercury in small amounts: old amalgam fillings, seafood, vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, and other industrial byproducts.
So, what can we do daily to reduce body burdens of mercury and other heavy metals? Eat your fruits and vegetables! Many contain natural binders that help the body eliminate toxins like mercury. Adding certain supplements to your diet can also be beneficial.

Holistic health practice to reduce heavy metals in fish.

New Acupuncture Research Reduces Cesarean Section Pain

Acupuncture: Essential for C-Section Protocols?

Acupuncture treatment for c-section pain

Postoperative pain and associated mobility limitations are common following cesarean section, with postoperative opioids almost universally prescribed. Is there a safer, more effective way to reduce pain and restore movement? Preoperative acupuncture, suggests research.

A placebo-controlled clinical trial divided 180 expectant mothers scheduled for elective cesarean delivery into three equal comparison groups: acupuncture and placebo acupuncture (both randomized) or standard postoperative analgesia (nonrandomized). Patients in the acupuncture group received auricular (four points) and body (six points) acupuncture. Needles were placed before spinal anesthesia and “remained in situ for three days after cesarean delivery.”

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Natural Vitamins Promote Healthy Brain

Progressive brain atrophy occurs even in healthy adults

The more your brain atrophies, the lower your ability to think, to remember, and to problem solve. High homocysteine levels may be to blame. The good news is that supplementing with B vitamins such as B12, folic acid, and B6 can significantly help.

Natural vitamins for a healthy brain.

Dry Skin? Try These Natural Health Treatments

Natural Health Treatments for Dry Skin

Natural health treatments for dry skin

Is Your Skin Trying To Tell You Something?

When your skin is dry, chapped or cracking, your body is talking to you. Are you listening? Dry skin can range from mild to severe, slightly uncomfortable to very painful. So, what should you do? Watch today’s video for simple things you can do to fix that dry skin from the inside out.

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COVID-19 Symptoms Treated by Acupuncture Offered in Beaverton Area

Acupuncture and COVID Long-Haulers

Acupuncture for COVID-19 symptoms.

Pt. 1: 5 Element Acupuncture basis for diagnosis and treatment.

The long-tail symptoms of Covid involve multiple organs and physiological systems. Western medicine is struggling to understand this sequela, its disruption to full recovery and how best to treat it.

Worsley 5 Element Acupuncture, with its assessment focus on finding the root cause of illness, namely the causative factor, may offer a lens through which any acupuncture health care provider can understand the long-tail symptoms for any one patient and target their treatment. Case reports suggest the sequelae of symptoms that persist is linked to your causative factor. Treatment results point to 5 Element Acupuncture as an effective assessment and treatment intervention in long-Covid recovery.

Biomedicine: The Lasting Health Effects of COVID

Estimates are that “approximately 30% of people who’ve had COVID-19 experience prolonged symptoms.”1 These are wide ranging from lung damage and breathing problems, to heart, immune system and brain dysfunction. Often reported are weakness on exertion, tachycardia, blood pressure variability, brain fog, dizziness, headaches, muscle pain and insomnia.

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Natural & Healthy Root Vegetable Chips

The BEST Natural Root Vegetable Chips

healthy natural root vegetable chips

You may have noticed that many brands of vegetable chips, even those sold in health food stores, contain “not so healthy” oils, as well as preservatives. Choose your favorite combination of vegetables and try making your own.

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Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act Introduced

Beaverton Acupuncturists Could be Medicare Providers

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On July 29, 2021, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 4803, the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act. H.R. 4803 would instruct the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to recognize qualified acupuncturists as Medicare providers. Medicare recognition would align Medicare policy with acupuncturists’ independent service-delivery model by enabling eligible acupuncturists to provide covered services to Medicare beneficiaries without supervision. This alignment would also authorize acupuncturists to directly bill Medicare for services they provide.

CMS has the authority to recognize specific services, but must receive instruction from Congress to recognize a provider group. Obtaining Medicare provider status requires legislation to amend the Social Security Act, which authorizes the Medicare program. H.R. 4803 is the first step to achieving this recognition and advancing the profession.

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How Natural Magnesium Can Help Your Health

These Symptoms Show That You’re Low In Magnesium

Natural magnesium for your health.

An amazing 50% of people are low in magnesium! This mineral is so important in our bodies that being low can cause a LOT of different symptoms that you may be having. Watch today’s video and see if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of being low in magnesium, and then try our refreshing magnesium power drink!

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A Life-Saving Benefit of Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment for Depression Symptoms

Depression is associated with cardiovascular disease via both lifestyle and physiological mechanisms. Depression makes one more likely to eat poorly, stop exercising, suffer sleep irregularities, etc.; and has been shown to elevate heart rate and blood pressure, reduce blood flow to the heart, and increase cortisol production.

New research suggests acupuncture use is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD; the most common form of cardiovascular disease) in depressed patients. The study by Chia-Yu Huang, et al. (for full text, click here), found that patients diagnosed with depression who received acupuncture experienced a significantly lower rate of CHD than depressed patients who did not receive acupuncture. These findings were independent of age, sex, comorbidities and medication use.

The study involved more than 43,000 patients, identified through the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database, and divided into an acupuncture group and a non-acupuncture group for comparison based on a review of insurance claims records. TCM services are reimbursed through National Health Insurance, which covers more than 99 percent of the Taiwanese population, according to the study authors.

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If you have depression or know someone who does, make an appointment to learn more about how acupuncture can help with depression at our Beaverton area office.