Acupuncture Research for Chronic Pain & Depression

New, high-quality research from the University of York adds legitimacy to acupuncture’s role in treating chronic pain and depression. Patients who had acupuncture in addition to standard care had better results than those who had standard care alone. This might sound obvious – if you add a treatment, patients will get better compared to those who didn’t … More Acupuncture Research for Chronic Pain & Depression

A Fine Point: the Microscopic View of an Acupuncture Needle

Last weekend I went over to a friend’s house to check out the microscope that he’s had for a few weeks. He had it set up in his living room with a jerry-rigged camera set-up so that we could see the microscopic picture on his big screen, though the resolution was better looking directly through … More A Fine Point: the Microscopic View of an Acupuncture Needle

Qin Huai TCM Hospital – Traction, Adjustments, and Electro

Time flies! Yesterday was already the last day of my clinic rotation at Qin Huai hospital. Next up we have a field trip to Bozhou to check out where our Chinese herbs are sourced, then I’ll be back for one more clinical rotation, which will be internal medicine (i.e., herbs) instead of acupuncture. I was … More Qin Huai TCM Hospital – Traction, Adjustments, and Electro

Qin Huai Hospital Shift – First Impressions

The morning after I arrived in Nanjing, we met at the gate to go to our various clinic shifts. Six of us OCOM students, two local interpreters, and one driver venture out in one van on a twenty minute horn-blasting drive to Qin Huai TCM Hospital. Qin Huai is an outpatient only community hospital with acupuncture and … More Qin Huai Hospital Shift – First Impressions