June 13, 2010
Dear Friends ~ I’ve found some research to share with you on tennis elbow, arthritis, urinary infections, and depression. Quite a wide array of problems. And acupuncture works well for them all. Please encourage your friends to try some complementary methods to treat their problems. I’m constantly amazed by how well and in some cases, how fast, acupuncture, homeopathy, and herbs really work.
Also, an increasing number of people are coming to see me for infertility treatments: both men and women. And fertility MD’s are also referring an increasing number of patients for infertility treatments.
Times are fast-paced, and an increasing number of people are coming to my offices for stress-related problems, which are manifesting as physical issues. I encourage all of you to try and take time for yourself to relax, pray, and/or meditate daily.
Find a special, sacred space, in your home, or in nature to spend time daily, to receive the revitalizing effects of slowing down, and listening to the inner wisdom of your higher self. Spending time in nature is a particularly effective way to get rejuvenated quickly.
When you feel stressed, try to go easy on both yourself and those around you. Kindness and gentleness go a long way to reducing stress. Arguing, whether you “win” or “loose” only creates more stress in the long-run. “Win-Win” is the only true winner in our relationships, with both sides walking away feeling a sense of being heard, and honored.
Try to plan a nurturing activity for yourself, so that you feel you can give the nuturing you need to yourself, and not have to depend on others or on events in your life, in order to feel grounded and whole.
In Love and Healing,
Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, PhD.
~Most Insurance Is Accepted~
Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow
In this study, 45 patiens were given two acupunctuure treatments per week for five weeks. Two weeks after the treatments ended, the group who received the acupuncture had significantly more strength, arm flexibility and less pain then the control group. Two months after the treatment ended, arm function was still significantly improved.
(Rheumatology 2002; 41: 205-9.))
Acupuncture for Urinary Tract Infections
In this study, 94 women were given acupuncture two times per week for four weeks. Of these women, all had gotten at least three UTI’s during the previous 12 months before the acupuncture treatment. Of these women,73% remained infection-free during the six months after the treatment. Of the women who didn’t received acupuncture, only 53% remained infection-free.
(American Journal of Public Health 2002; 92-1609-1611.)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Helpful in Treating Depression
Recent research has shown that people with depression have an abnormally low amount of PUFA’s (Omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids) in their blood cells, and in their dietary intake. In this study, reported in European Neuropsychopharmacology (2003;13:267-271), 28 patients with major depression were given Omega-3 PUFA’s and found to have significantly less depression as a result.
Acupuncture Shown to Reduce Arthritis Pain
Acupuncture, in addition to conventional therapy, reduces the pain suffered by people with osteoarthritis, according to the results of an NIH-supported study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Brian M. Berman, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and his colleagues studied the impact of acupuncture on pain levels in knee arthritis among the elderly. The researchers evaluated 73 people with moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee that could not be relieved by standard anti-inflammatory drugs.
After 3 months, there were significant changes. Acupuncture did reduce their pain, they had less stiffness, and they were able to function better.
These results offer encouragement as he and his colleagues plan a larger trial of 570 patients.
Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Certified Classical Homeopath
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