• Sandro Graca – ICCM Ambassador

    Sandro Graca – ICCM Ambassador

    Since 2007, the ICCM Congress is the biggest event for Chinese Medicine in Israel, bringing each year world-renowned professionals from abroad for a 4-days professional and educational conference, allowing Israeli and International therapists to learn and share knowledge together.

    ICCM Congress #11 will be held in Tel Aviv from the 13th of March untill the 15th of March 2018.

    Our clinician Sandro Graca has been appointed an Ambassador for the ICCM – you can see the full list of international Ambassadors following the link in the post.

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  • Acupuncture for prostatitis – vlog #22 and #23

    Acupuncture for prostatitis – vlog #22 and #23

    Our acupuncture vlog turned one year old! Thank you everyone for the amazing feedback and for making it a success.

    We value our viewers and therefore we took the suggestion from one of the viewers (who is actually a patient in The Acupuncture Clinic) and recorded two vlogs about chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. We talked about the different types of prostatitis, looked at the symptoms to watch out for, the research published about acupuncture for the treatment of prostatitis, and also talked about the main dietary and lifestyle advice.

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  • Acupuncture for dysmenorrhea (period pain)

    Acupuncture for dysmenorrhea (period pain)

    Vlog #21 brings you the news about the study by Dr Mike Armour et al, where researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland worked together in a small pilot study of 74 women aged between 18 and 45 years old.

    The researchers found that more than half had at least a 50 per cent reduction in the severity of their period pain after undergoing acupuncture treatment for three months, with the effects lasting for up to a year.

    Dr Mike Armour, a postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine said: “Our pilot study found that using manual stimulation of the needles, rather than an electrical pulse, commonly used in many Chinese studies for period pain, resulted in reduced need for pain-relieving medication and improvement in secondary symptoms such as headaches and nausea.”

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  • Acupuncture News: NIHR and Medscape

    Acupuncture News: NIHR and Medscape

    New Acupuncture Video Blog – vlog #20 out now!

    – Acupuncture in the National Institute for Health Research: “Acupuncture is not a placebo for treatment of chronic pain”;

    – Acupuncture on Medscape: “Acupuncture is generally safe for your patients to try, provided that they see a licensed and trained practitioner”;

    – Acupuncture Evidence Project: “This review has found a significant improvement in both the quality of studies and the levels of evidence supporting acupuncture since the most recent reviews conducted by the Australian and US Departments of Veterans Affairs”.

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