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Q&A: What Exactly Is Acupuncture?

If you’re new to acupuncture, want to find out more or just curious about how this ancient Chinese medicine works, this is the Q&A for you. ACI member and secretary, Eva Heffernan answers some of the most common questions asked about acupuncture: What is acupuncture and where did it come from? Acupuncture is a form of […]

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The Stress Buster

This interesting article reveals the comprehensive understanding acupuncturists have about how stress manifests in the body, explains briefly how acupuncture works to alleviate stress and outlines what happens during an initial visit. The piece also presents details of an interesting study published in Anaesthesiology, (June 2003) that strongly supports the effectiveness of using acupressure for […]

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Anxiety and Panic Attacks

I’ve suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since my early teens. Thinking these feelings would go away as I got older but in fact they got progressively worse. Everyday from start to finish was a test. I found it hard to find anything which could alter my state of mind and help me take control […]

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Reducing Anxiety

Reducing the anxiety of a mother with auricular acupuncture whose child is undergoing surgery, resulted in less anxiety in both the mother and the child. A new study shows acupuncture needles — carefully placed around the mother’s ear — can decrease her anxiety. When moms are less anxious, there’s less anxiety in children, experts say.

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    In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

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