Research on Acupuncture for Fertility

During the annual convention of the Acupuncture Association of Missouri, Dianne Cridennda, L.Ac. and Paul Magarelli, M.D. presented their research on the use of acupuncture with IVF.  Dr. Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, designed a study to look at the effectiveness of acupuncture on infertility. The study looked at over 800 […]

Needle-less Acupuncture: Treating children… and adults?

The pediatric acupuncture training that I attended last month focused on the use of Japanese, non-insertive techniques.   This kind of treatment uses shonishin which are non-insertive tools for very gentle tapping and rubbing of meridians and points. Not only is this very effective, but I have found that children really enjoy it.  A full-body […]

Moms and Kids- Acupuncture Can Treat Simultaneously

Given the increasing use of acupuncture for fertility as well as for treatment of pregnant women, it makes sense that acupuncture is also being used increasingly by the children of those same women.  In fact, the pediatric training I attended began with treating children in utero!  Monthly treatment for pregnant women can be just as […]