General Women's Health 

 Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Studies of the effect of acupuncture on hot flashes in patients treated for cancer

Hormone therapy may cause hot flashes in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer. Some studies have shown that acupuncture may be effective in relieving hot flashes in these patients.

 Acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry retching in early pregnancy.

Acupuncture relieves pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy: Acupuncture relieves pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy

During the study period, VAS scorings of pain intensity decreased over time in 60% of patients in the acupuncture group and in 14% of those in the control group (p < 0.01). At the end of the study period, 43% of the acupuncture patients were less bothered than initially by pain during activity compared with 9% of control patients (p < 0.01). No serious adverse effects of acupuncture were found in the patients, and there were no adverse effects at all in the infants. 


Acupuncture treats Endometriosis PainJapanese-Style Acupuncture for Endometriosis-Related Pelvic Pain in Adolescents and Young Women: Results of a Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial

A recent research shows acupuncture is effective for the treatment of pain related to endometriosis. The publication notes that a randomized, sham-controlled trial of women suffering from endometriosis pain demonstrated that acupuncture was an effective treatment modality. As a result, the author calls for larger studies to confirm the findings. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs offers a non-invasive way of managing the symptoms, particularly the pain associated with the monthly period and in regulating the flow and length of menstrual cycle. As the benefits build gradually, and because working with this condition takes a little longer in my experience than some other issues, often a course of acupuncture is recommended and this could be over three menstrual cycles. Women having acupuncture often report changes in their symptoms by the second month of treatment.

Acupuncture and depression: Acupuncture lessens depression symptoms during pregnancy

Acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression symptoms during pregnancy, according to a first-of-its-kind study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

The researchers found that women who received the depression-specific acupuncture experienced a bigger reduction in depression symptoms than the women in the other groups. The response rate defined as having a 50 percent or greater reduction in symptoms was 63 percent for the women receiving depression-specific acupuncture, compared with 44 percent for the women in the other two treatment groups combined.


 

 

 


I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy on November 27th and immediately began acupuncture treatment at a clinic in south Austin. After 7 weeks of treatments I saw very little results and asked the acupuncturist for his recommendation. He said he had done all he could do and referred me to Dr. Liu. I was shocked that someone who was collecting almost $300 a week from me would refer me away to another doctor. I called and set up an appointment with Dr. Liu for the next week.

At the initial appointment Dr. Liu spent almost two hours working on my face. He started with an initial discussion of the Bell's and its onset, then treated the area with acupuncture and massage. I have been seeing him for almost 4 weeks and have seen drastic improvements in facial movement. He prioritized treatment by focusing on the eye area first so that I could begin to close my eye. He has moved onto the smile lines and has been able to bring back movement there as well. He is now working on the brow and forehead lines.

Dr. Liu is extremely well versed in neurological diseases and specifically Bells Palsy. He has great nurtitional advice as well. Dr. Liu teaches patients a multi-prong approach to recovery. He makes sure to spend adequate time examining tender facial muscles and treating specific areas of need during each appointment. He also taught me how to massage the muscles when I go home to encourage recovery in between appointments.

I am so thankful to have come in contact with him. My Bell's Palsy is definitely improving and I am positive his treatments are the cause. I would highly recommend visiting Dr. Liu for acupuncture treatments.

A. Jacobs