Category Archives: Acupuncture

Sticking It to Burning Mouth Syndrome

One thing can be said for medical and dental terms that come directly from Greek and Latin: as serious as they may sound, they seldom gross you out the way a description can. “Oral myiasis,” for instance, is a heck … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Improves Dry Mouth Symptoms

As long as we’re on the subject of saliva and dry mouth conditions, there’s another recent study that may be of interest to you. According to a paper published last fall in the Annals of Oncology, acupuncture appears effective for … Continue reading

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5 Misconceptions About Acupuncture

From Dr. Edward Lamadrid, DAOM, L. Ac., LMT: Acupuncture is painful. Acupuncture can actually be very relaxing. Some report a tingling or numbness. A sense of deep heaviness or numbness indicates that the treatment is working. Acupuncture is ineffective. Acupuncture … Continue reading

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How Pool Water Can Hurt Your Teeth, & Other News of Note

Pool Water May Strip Tooth Enamel ( Taking a dip in the backyard pool may cause permanent damage to teeth if chlorine and pH levels are not properly maintained. “Improperly maintained pool chlorination in swimming pools can cause rapid and … Continue reading

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Late Night Nosh Can Damage Your Teeth & Other News of Note

Midnight Snacking Damages the Teeth, Experts Warn (BBC) Eating food in the middle of the night can seriously damage your teeth, Danish experts have warned. Researchers examined medical records of 2,217 Danes and found midnight snacking ups the risk of … Continue reading

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Scrutiny Under the Headlines

Earlier this month, we groused a bit about scare-mongering, drug-privileging headlines on some worthwhile news stories. It didn’t take long for similar examples to pop up. For instance, there was the Consumer Reports Health Blog item on choosing a safe … Continue reading

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Acupuncture for TMD & Chronic Pain

When you’re suffering from TMJ pain or a full-blown TM Joint Disorder (TMD), with its tangle of head, face, jaw, neck and shoulder pain, getting rid of that pain is always the first priority. Ideally, this is accompanied by treatment … Continue reading

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