The Minneapolis Abbott Northwestern hospital has been offering Acupuncture to patients since 2003 in addition to surgery. Now it's won a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of Acupuncture and other alternative modalities on patient care.
In the past, studies have shown that stress-relief techniques, such as Acupuncture can ease pain and improve moods, said Jeffery Dusek, director of integrative medicine. "We think the integrative approach is the best of both worlds." Last year, a study at Abbott found that Acupuncture and other alternative treatments reduced pain levels by a reported 56 percent. ------------ Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Center has taken on acupuncturist Alexander Krych L.Ac, who specializes in treating Parkinson’s and neurological syndromes with acupuncture.
“Acupuncture helps relieve many types of chronic and acute disorders and has proven to be beneficial for patients who do not respond to traditional treatment or medication,” said Julie Taw, MD, Medical Director at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. ----
GRINNELL HOSPITAL ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC - NOW I CAN EAT WITHOUT FEAR OR PAIN. With Acupuncture "Now I can eat out without fear," says Debby Pohlson as reported in LA Times. Pohlson's quality of life has improved tremendously.
For most of her life, Pohlson has suffered from irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that causes painful abdominal cramping along with constipation and diarrhea. Conventional medicine hadn't helped, so when Grinnell Hospital started an outpatient facility for acupuncture treatments
she decided to give it a try.
It took a few months of weekly hour long treatments to see results, but gradually her painful, unpredictable symptoms abated. Now Pohlson, who is on the hospital's board of trustees, returns every three or four weeks to have small needles placed around her navel, below her knees, at the back of her head and elsewhere. Except for occasional flare-ups, her condition is now under control.
Pohlson's quality of life has improved tremendously.
ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL ACUPUNCTURE
HOSPITAL HAS ACUPUNCTURE FOR PARKINSONS DISEASE. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, New Jersey has been joined by acupuncture practitioner Alexander Krych L.Ac, who specializes in treating Parkinson’s and neurological syndromes. “Acupuncture helps relieve many types of chronic and acute disorders and has proven to be beneficial for patients who do not respond to traditional treatment or medication,” said Julie Taw, MD, Medical Director.