A New Organ!

 Scientists have discovered a network of fluid surrounded by connective tissue in the body. They are defining this network as a new organ, the interstitium, which they say could be the largest organ in the human body. With additional research, scientists are hopeful that they can explain how cancer spreads as well how healing techniques like acupuncture help heal. 

Read more about the interstitium. 

The Benefits of Integrative Medicine

The Mayo Clinic recently released a study about the health benefits of adding massage and acupuncture to your healing plan. The study found that not only is massage beneficial for pain relief, but with the therapist's hands on approach, they may be able to feel areas of pain not otherwise recognized. It also found that acupuncture can have similar benefits. When the acupuncturist is palpating to find sensitive areas, they may be able to find additional areas of soreness or other abnormalities and discuss them with the patient's physician. 

Read the full article here.

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Acupuncture Benefits Beyond Pain Relief

Acupuncture has been prevalent in the news recently as an effective treatment for opioid addiction. This Forbes article explains how acupuncture not only relieves stress but it is reported to increase the levels of various chemicals in the central nervous system such as enkephalin, epinephrine, endorphin, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine.

But did you know that acupuncture has far more benefits than pain relief and that associated with addiction?

 Photo: Aubrie LeGault

Photo: Aubrie LeGault

Sure, you all come see Melissa for your acute and chronic aches and pains but did you know that her treatments can also help alleviate insomnia, depression and anxiety, stimulate hormones to increase fertility, relieve menopause, reduce morning sickness and help with labor induction, and boost your immunity during flu season??

More reasons to give it a try can be found in this article by Mind, Body, Green and on our acupuncture FAQs page.

Source: https://www.equilibriumnw.com/blog/2018/3/...