UPDATES AND UPCOMING
Articles this month:
There are several exciting things happening this month
and next! April 25th I'm offering a
Joint Talk on Joint Health with my health colleagues, a
chiropractor, RMT, and 2 fitness trainers. April 30th I'm organizing
fundraiser for a great cause, Beauty Night Society. May 6-20th
I'll be away.
April 2012 Newsletter
NEW CLINIC LOCATION!
Connect Health Centre for Integrative Medicine
#205-2786 West 16th Avenue
Macdonald Professional Building
Vancouver, BC, V6K 4M1
To book an appointment, call 604-733-4400
Check out my photos of Dr. Andrew's Weil's visit to Connect Health
on my Facebook page. Click
Looking for an easy way to get rid of allergies? Wanting to get rid
of pain? Need help with hormonal balance? Try biopuncture!
Contact us for more information.
Biopuncture! Learn what it is and why you might benefit from it.
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Would you like to learn more about managing stress? How to avoid
carpal tunnel syndrome. neck pain, back pain? How to pack or buy a
healthy lunch? How the principles of TCM can help you improve your
health? Let me know where you work and who I can contact to see if
your workplace is interested in having me come to your office to
speak on one or more of these topics.
Too busy to come to our clinic to get your acupuncture treatments?
Call or email
us to set up a time when we can come to your work.
I have added a couple of new links to my website. If you want to
read my links to acupuncture and health research articles, check out
For books and DVDs that I recommend, see
Dr.Carr's Book Club
WHAT'S NEW IN
NFL Players Say Acupuncture Gets Them in Top Shape for Games.
Bertuzzi getting acupuncture to keep his back healthy
Acupuncture article in the Globe and Mail:
"Acupuncture? Trust me, this won't hurt a bit"
"Yankees starter A.J. Burnett credits acupuncture with helping him
Samuel Jackson gets his "Waa" put back in place twice weekly with
Celine Dion pregnant after acupuncture
The mystery of the "acupuncture cat" - this is really a great
President Obama Wants Acupuncture
Acupuncture eases tamoxifen-related hot flashes
THE SCIENCE BEHIND
How does acupuncture relieve pain? One piece may be its
effect on adenosine.
"Acupuncture eases pain: Nature Neuroscience"
A Mechanism of how Acupuncture Relieves Pain The study showed
that acupuncture increases the binding availability of mu-opioid
receptors in regions of the brain that process and weaken pain
signals—specifically the cingulate, insula, caudate, thalamus and
amygdala. By directly stimulating these chemicals, acupuncture can
affect the brain's long-term ability to regulate pain, the study
Blood Pressure Changes With Acupuncture Comparable to Those With ACE
Inhibitor Monotherapy A study billed as the first rigorous,
randomized trial in the West to test acupuncture against a sham
needle technique to treat hypertension suggests that, performed
properly, acupuncture may produce blood pressure changes on par with
monotherapy in mild-to-moderate hypertension.
Even Forbes Magazine is writing about acupuncture and its benefits:
Forbes Lifestyle on Acupuncture
Have you been in a car accident either recently or in the past? Has
whiplash caused you health problems? Check out these study abstracts
to read about the benefits of acupuncture:
acupuncture and microcurrent treatments. Not yet online, but you can
find it in the July issue of Alive Magazine.
Eastward. How can TCM help you with bone health? Read more in
my Alive magazine article.
Check out the free
health magazine Vista for my latest article on being an active
participant in your own health care. Vista
If you would like to
learn more about pain management using Traditional Chinese Medicine
published in the July/August 2005 issue of Vista Magazine see it
Chinese Medicine's Approach to Pain
Check out the October issue of Alive Magazine to read my
article on how you can make your workplace less of a "stress
ACUPUNCTURE AND TCM
IN THE NEWS
Needles penetrate skin in ancient pain-relief technique--ABC News
How bizarre! Makes sense to me though...plants
have acupuncture points!
Prince Charles endorses acupuncture and herbs.
Even short-term ibuprofen or naproxen
use may put heart patients in the hospital Painkillers
Worsen Heart Failure
An old study, but still relevant:
Acupuncture treats menstrual cramps.
Chinese Herb May Treat Autoimmune Diseases: Study Shows Herb From
Hydrangea Root Targets Specific Immune Responses
A randomized controlled study of 160 patients found acupuncture to
be effective in treating migraines. Do you
know anyone who gets headaches or migraines?
The American Medical Association (AMA) is working to try to limit
the title of "doctor" to only MDs, dentists, and podiatrists. Click
here for their proposal. In response, the
Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR)
has formed to prevent the limitation of
patients to choose their practitioners and allow qualified
practitioners to practice as fully as possible. While it is
currently a U.S. issue, do you think this might eventually affect
Canadian health care?
Want to learn more specifics about some acupuncture points?
(Remember that this only scratches the surface, but it is fun to
learn a bit more) Acupuncture
TCM tongue diagnosis:
The tongue as a map
Research on acupuncture shows it can help sport and office injuries.
Another reason to avoid NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs) if possible--"NSAIDs May Double the Risk of Acute Urinary
Retention in Men": Medscape
If you would like to organize a lecture for your group (workplace,
friends, association, recreation group, sports team, etc.), contact
March 2012--Allergy Tips
February 2012--TCM and the Heart, Stress
January 2012--Goal to Stop Pain
December 2011--Super Immunity
October 2011--Cold-Damp Pain and gratitude
June 2011--Clinic Move!!!
May 2011--Cleanse Time
April 2011--Allergies and Earth Day
March 2011--Japan Earthquake Fundraiser
February 2011--Healthy Travel
January 2011--SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Standard
American Diet; Happy by Anne Whitmore
December 2010--Season's Greetings
November 2010--The 12 Moves to Wellness
October 2010--Alternative Flu Shot; Detox Plans
September 2010--Biopuncture; Mung Bean Pancake recipe by
Chef Luisa Rios
August 2010--Things I've Learned About Pain