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 get chronic migraines - bad ones that last for days!!  Today I was on day 3 of a migraine that I'd rate an 8 out of 10 on the pain scale. I did a google search for "acupuncture migraines Austin" and came across the positive reviews on Yelp for Honeysuckle Acupuncture and knew I had to give them a try immediately.  I left a message before they opened and got a call back an hour and a half later and an appointment scheduled for 11:30 that morning.

All I can say is THANK GOD for Dr. Liu!!!!!  He spent 2 hours with me, and in addition to doing acupuncture he also did massage and acupressure on my scalp, face, neck, and back, as well as cupping on my back and neck and he even pricked one of my fingers to squeeze blood out of it to "release stress" which sounds really crazy but I could actually feel it working!!!!!

I feel like a human being again instead of someone who had been asking everyone I came in contact with to please shoot me in the face because I was in so much pain!!!

If anything, my migraine is now a 1 out of 10.  I've been to a lot of acupuncturists in several cities including San Francisco, and I think this was the best experience I've ever had.  I am so relieved to know I no longer have to suffer like I had been.

Emily R.

From Yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/honeysuckle-acupuncture-austin-2