Acupuncture at or Near the Top of All Treatments for Low Back Pain According to Study Commissioned by U.S. Government – Part 1

A recent landmark report commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), found acupuncture to be at or near the top of every category measuring the effectiveness of a wide range of treatments for low back pain. Especially encouraging was the […]

Treating Vulvodynia with Acupuncture

Fellow acupuncturists, I have written a couple articles about vulvodynia and received a huge response, not only from women seeking relief, but also from other practitioners who are unfamiliar with the problem and are looking for suggestions on how to treat it. This article provides some background and describes some of the treatments I’ve been […]


“Acupuncture helps the body heal itself.” Most acupuncturists would no doubt agree with that statement but many take it for granted. Not fully appreciating this simple fact and how it impacts practice, however, is a mistake I’ve seen acupuncturists in the West make ever since this system of natural healing burst on the scene some […]