How Acupuncture Can Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

According to a published study conducted in 1997, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, affects 22 percent of the population of the UK and is the most common gastroenterological complaint. It’s symptoms are wide, from cramping to bloating, diarrhea to constipation, and caused by a wide range of factors from stress to diet.

How acupuncture can alleviate symptoms of IBS is as broad a spectrum as the causes and effects. In an article by, not only can acupuncture provide pain relief and regulate the motility of the digestive tract, it has also shown success in increasing parasympathetic tone. Beyond the immediate remedies, acupuncture has shown to be effective in countering the anxiety caused by IBS sypmtoms.

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Acupuncture and IVF

According to, “In vitro fertilization (IVF) is not a complex procedure to understand. Broken down into its most basic parts, IVF has five main steps:

1) Stimulate the growth and development of multiple eggs within the ovaries
2) Removal of the eggs (Egg Retrieval)
3) Fertilization of the eggs
4) Embryo culture (allowing the fertilized eggs to grow and develop in the laboratory)
5) Placement of the embryos into the uterus

“Each of these five steps can be performed in a slightly different manner based on the preferences of the physician. At IVF1, we use an evidence based approach to determine the protocols for IVF. Below is a more detailed explanation of the IVF process.”

What people don’t usually know is that acupuncture can be a beneficial aid in the success of implementing the IVF procedure. How beneficial exactly has been the major point of discussion.

The article suggested here at suggests the efficacy of the treatment can be substantial in some circumstances and analyzes credible studies over the past 15 years of research.

According to one study examined in their article, “IVF patients who had acupuncture had a 42% pregnancy rate. IVF patients who did not have acupuncture had a 26% rate.”

While there are numerous variables in the study of acupuncture and IVF, and that the need for further research continues, patients looking into acupuncture for the assistance in achieving success in IVF would do well to review this story.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Gout

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Gout is a web site that promotes simple, cost-effective solutions to common problems. They recently published a report on the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine on the treatment of gout.

Gout is an inflammatory, painful condition affecting joints by the build-up of uric acid crystals. By the use of herbal remedies, gout sufferers can find relief with the very low risk of side effects or costly invasive procedures.

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Herbal Remedies, Supplements & Acupuncture for Arthritis

Herbal Remedies, Supplements & Acupuncture for Arthritis brings attention to traditional Chinese medicine for the help it provides to arthritis sufferers has published a comprehensive story on arthritis that we would love to bring your attention to. “Herbal Remedies, Supplements & Acupuncture for Arthritis” is a great explanation of the current public thought on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Among their fast facts are items such as: “Acupuncture is safe and may provide pain relief for some patients with osteoarthritis.”

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