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Articles About Disorders

We treat many conditions here at NHC and I do my best to write about some of them below. Feel free to search for conditions you are interested in learning more about, as well as to suggest topics you would like me to write more about.

Acupuncture Helps Heal Cervical Disc Damage

A recent large study concluded that acupuncture was more useful than medication or surgery in helping repair cervical disc herniation. An article about the study, which can be read about here, adds,

This research is not isolated. Numerous studies have demonstrated that acupuncture is beneficial to patients with neck pain, including disc herniations. Perhaps most striking was a large scale, multi-year study of approximately 18,000 patients. Published in the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers concluded that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of neck and back pain, osteoarthritis, headaches and shoulder pain. The investigators noted, “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.” In a similar investigation, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, and the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine concluded that, “Recent clinical trial and systematic review results clearly show acupuncture to be more beneficial than conventional standard care for many pain conditions….”