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932 N. Wright, Suite 120
Naperville, IL 60563

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Acupunture gaining popularity

Acupuncture is gaining wide popularity in the United States. More people are looking to alternatives to prescription and OTC drugs to compliment their healthy diet/lifestyle. What is it? Actually, it is traditional Chinese Medicine. In early days, acupuncture was used to treat common ailments such as: fever, infections, and even wounds. Also known as Oriental Medicine, its origin goes back 3000 years in early China. Acupuncture is proven to be one of the most effective treatments and remedy for various ailments. These include: arthritis, muscle pain, PMS, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, allergies and many more. There are studies that show the brain responds well to acupuncture treatment. This traditional Chinese Medicine is said to stimulate brain activities in the body and trigger the body’s natural healing function. Compared to prescription drugs, acupuncture does not have any known side effects. It has positive results and many people are adding it to their health regimen. More insurance companies are adding it to their coverage. Call The Emperor’s Medicine for a FREE Acupuncture Consultation at 630-428-9001. We are located in Naperville at 932 N. Wright...

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!!

The Snake is the 6th animal in the Chinese Zodiac. According to Chinese astrology those born in the Year of the Snake ar described as wise, thoughtful, guarded and slow moving. They are very private people and deep thinkers. It takes them a while to decide what they want, but when they know, they move toward their goals with ease. People take on the characteristics of the animal that rules the year of their birth. The venerable wisdom of the snake will make this a good year for reflection and planning and an auspicious year for commerce and industry. This year, however is always unpredictable: once the Snake recoils to strike, nothing can stop it. Changes that occur during the year of the snake can be sudden and devastating. Caution is recommended! People born in the Year of the Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013) are graceful and soft spoken and will graduate toward all the finer things in life. They re not likely to be bothered by money problems. The make excellent mediators and judges with their careful anlysis of any situation. They are ambitious and intelligent, but are content to relax when they have achieved their...

WE HAVE MOVED!!!

Our office has moved to a new location!  We are now at 932 N. Wright St. Suite 120, Naperville IL 60563! Come in for an acupuncture treatment or a relaxing massage in our beautiful new office. Also look for me in a brand new book called: Legendary Locals of Aurora by Jo Fredell Higgins! Life is...

I'm Not A Medical Doctor But…

Hello All, This will be the first of my weekly post of “I’m not a Medical doctor but…”. These post will have lots of information about health, natural wellness, and preventing illness naturally. I am an board certified Acupuncturist in Illinois and I have a thriving practice. I’ve studied Orientl Medicine in Beijing, China and I am in the process of writing a book. In Chinese Medicine we have many different methods of diagnosis but of all the methods, 2 are considered to be the most reliable: inspection of the tongue and palpation of the pulse of both wrists. This week we will talk about the tongue. Take a moment and look at your tongue. Ok, what do you see? Is it red, purpleish, pink or pale pink? Do you have a coat on your tongue? If so, is it thick, or thin, white or yellow? Do you have cracks on your tongue? A healthy tongue fits comfortably in the mouth and is smooth, moist, pink and firm with a thin white coat that covers the upper surface. A red tongue will show heat in the body. A Pale tongue will show blood deficiency in the body. A purple tongue can show blood stagnation in the body. A dry tongue can show that the fluids of the body are being dried up which would show in something like menopause. A thick and greasy tounge coat could show food stagnation in the stomach. A red tongue that has a yellow coat that is dry is a sign that something HOT is going on in the body. The tongue is red...

Acupuncture Relieves Pain Of TMJ And Can Correct The Condition

Acupuncture Can Help Relieve the Pain of TMJ and Even Correct the Condition Vol 15 Issue 89 TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints, the joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. The acronym also describes a condition in which these joints stop functioning properly, causing a variety of painful, uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating symptoms. Treatment usually involves mouth guards, also known as dental splints, bite therapy, and jaw exercises. However, two studies also indicate that Acupuncture can relieve the pain and correct the condition. TMJ is always accompanied by muscle spasm, but it can also cause clicking or popping of the jaw joints, pain around the joints, a jaw that locks or won’t fully open, difficulty chewing and biting, and clenching or grinding of the teeth. These problems can also result in headaches, pain, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and neck and shoulder pain. The grinding and clenching can also crack the teeth or wear them down. In the first study, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers found that muscle activity in the area was reduced considerably after Acupuncture treatment. Participants were also able to bite harder, and without pain. The muscle activity was measured by Electromyography (EMG), a graphical tracing of the electrical activity in a muscle at rest or during contraction. Authors of the study concluded that “Acupuncture promoted alterations in the EMG activity of masticatory muscles, increased maximal molar bite force, and led to remission of the subjects’ painful symptomatology.” The second study, actually a review of four earlier studies, showed that Acupuncture reduces TMJ pain, improves chewing function and increases the maximal opening of...

Acupuncture Combined With Curcumin Protects The Liver

Acupuncture Combined with Curcumin Protects the Liver Vol 16 Issue 25 Recent clinical trials have demonstrated that Acupuncture, combined with supplements of the herb curcumin, provides “significant protection against hepatic fibrosis.” What is hepatic fibrosis? Hepatic means ‘of the liver’; fibrosis refers to excessive thickening of the connective tissue. And it’s more common than you might think. Liver fibrosis starts with an attempt to heal acute or chronic liver injury. It is sometimes referred to as “exuberant wound healing” – an abnormal response to injury that results in heightened inflammation and excessive proliferation of connective tissue. The result of this exuberant response is scarring, sometimes severe, that can seriously compromise liver function. Many people associate liver damage with alcohol and cirrhosis. But it is also caused by any type of ingested toxin, including drugs. In fact, more than 900 drugs have been implicated in liver damage, according to the book Current diagnosis & treatment in gastroenterology, and it is the most common reason why drugs are taken off the market. Also, drug-induced liver injury is responsible for 5% of all hospital admissions and 50% of all acute liver failures. Since the liver is responsible for filtering all of our ingested food and liquid, and for removing toxins so the nutrients supplied to the body are pure and capable of providing nourishment, it is vital that we keep our liver in good shape. Fortunately, a new study has found that Acupuncture and curcumin can help us do that. The study was conducted at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. The researchers discovered that when Acupuncture and curcumin are combined, they have a...

Scalp Acupuncture Helps Combat Dementia

Research Finds Scalp Acupuncture Helps Combat Dementia Vol 16 Issue 26 One of the most feared conditions of aging is dementia – the loss of brain function that impairs memory, thinking, judgment, language and behavior. What’s so frightening is that most conditions of dementia are considered to be progressive, and are generally irreversible. However, Alzheimer’s disease and other supposedly irreversible conditions are not the only things that can lead to progressive cognitive impairment. The same symptoms can also be caused by impaired blood flow to the brain – called vascular (blood vessel) dementia. This is sometimes the result of a stroke or a series of little strokes (called ‘Silent Strokes’) that have no symptoms and usual happen without the person’s awareness, but it can also be caused by anything that damages the blood vessels and prevents the delivery of essential oxygen and nutrients to brain tissue. What can be done about vascular dementia? At the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture in China, a multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 184 vascular dementia patients. The participants received either scalp Acupuncture or the standard body Acupuncture. The study concluded that Acupuncture performed on specific scalp points brought about significantly greater improvement in cognition than the more usual body Acupuncture points. The researchers reported that social behavior scores improved significantly in both the body and scalp Acupuncture groups, as did Activities of Daily Living scores and specific Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic conditions. But the scalp Acupuncture group earned highest improvement scores overall, because it provided greater improvement in cognitive functions. Scalp Acupuncture has also been found to help people with nervous system...

Acupuncture Stimulates Natural Killer Cells that Attack Cancer

Acupuncture Stimulates Natural Killer Cells that Attack Cancer Vol 15 Issue 54 A unique new study by researchers at the Department of Medicine, University of California, strongly suggests that Acupuncture may stimulate the production of “natural killer” cells, called NK cells, that attack and kill cancer cells. The study approach is unique because it examined earlier studies, and then applied current biological science to explain the findings. First, the study surveyed an enormous body of earlier research that has already shown how Acupuncture is helpful in many different aspects of cancer treatment. Research has demonstrated that Acupuncture reduces the incidence of chemotherapy-induced acute vomiting, for example. Other findings show acupuncture can manage some cancer-related pain. Promising evidence suggests that acupuncture relieves fatigue in cancer patients and survivors. Evidence is also accumulating that acupuncture alleviates cancer-related neurological issues, breathlessness, hot flashes and “dry mouth”. “In sum,” say the researchers, “there are substantial empirical grounds to assume that clinicians could use acupuncture to help patients better tolerate conventional cancer therapies by reducing associated side-effects. Further, the evidence is very strong that acupuncture is an extremely safe therapy. In short, the research implies that acupuncture is a helpful, versatile and safe treatment modality for patients with cancer.” Despite all these apparent benefits, the authors state, the conventional oncology community “has shown itself reluctant to integrate acupuncture and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities into their treatment plans for patients with cancer.” One reason has been a concern that symptomatic relief is due to “spontaneous remission” rather than the CAM intervention. Another is that the scientific community “lacks both the scientific evidence and biomedical understanding” to...

Electro-Acupuncture Improves Birth Rate for In Vitro Fertilization

Electro-Acupuncture Improves Birth Rate for IVF Vol 15 Issue 66 Acupuncture is well established as treatment for infertility. According to a new study reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility, it also works to help women who undergo in vitro fertilization to achieve successful childbirth. The study, involved 309 women who were undergoing in vitro fertilization. The women were divided into three groups. The first group received electro-acupuncture, and the second received sham electro-acupuncture. Both were treated at the time their embryos were implanted. The third group also received electro-acupuncture when the embryos were implanted, but they also received an additional electro-acupuncture treatment on the day prior to implantation. The results for those who received real electro-acupuncture were significantly better than for those who received the sham version. Group one, who received real electro-acupuncture at the time of implantation had a 37 percent success rate – meaning they had a baby, or babies, not just that they got pregnant – compared to the group who had sham electro-acupuncture, where the success rate was 21 percent. Group three, who received the additional treatment the day before, had the best results at 42 percent. Earlier studies have shown that both acupuncture and electro-acupuncture can increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant through IVF, but none of them have followed through to see how many of those women actually carried the baby full-term and delivered. Researchers are not certain how electro-acupuncture helps women who get IVF, but they believe it might be related to improvement in uterine blood flow. They also said it may somehow affect how receptive the uterine lining is to the implanted embryos. Whatever...

Acupuncture Helped Mariah Carey Get Pregnant Again

Exclusive: Mariah Carey: Acupuncture Helped Me Get Pregnant Again CELEBRITY MOMS NOVEMBER 3, 2010 AT 9:23AMBY USWEEKLY STAFF After suffering a miscarriage following her April 2008 wedding to Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey cried herself to sleep many nights. But in an exclusive interview in the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now), the singer says she and Cannon never gave up. Though she dismisses reports that she did IVF, Carey tells Us Weekly she began taking progesterone, a hormone that is often prescribed to boost fertility and support or help maintain pregnancy in women susceptible to miscarriage. Cannon also tells Us Weekly his wife relied on “once-a-day” acupuncture, “all over her body. I think it helped her quite a bit, because it was a good destressor.” Seeing Carey’s face when they learned she was pregnant “was priceless,” Cannon recalls. “We definitely cried. We still cry all the time. It’s an emotional journey.” With their baby due in spring, Carey says it still “amazes” her she’s going to have Cannon’s child. “He’s a great person, and we have more in common than not,” she tells Us Weekly. “I know people initially were, ‘What? Those two?’ But I think people who know us get it.” For more – including what Carey thinks about her “weight gain”; what foods she’s craving “in the middle of the night” and how they found out she was pregnant – pick up the new Us Weekly today! Read...

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