Acupuncture Releases Stem Cells

Study: Electroacupuncture Promotes Central Nervous System-Dependent Release of Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

The Science of Cupping

Cupping relaxes the muscles, sedates the nerves, promotes blood flow, and stretches the fascia. Although cupping can be used for a variety of conditions, it is most widely used today for aches, pains, injury recovery, digestive issues, and respiratory conditions. 

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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Research trials of acupuncture for chronic pain concluded that it is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis pain. Moreover, a 2017 update of the study found that treatment effects of acupuncture last over time.

Study: Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis

Acupuncture Releases Endorphins for Pain Relief

Acupuncture and electroacupuncture (e-stim) releases endorphins in the central nervous system that produce an analgesic effect. Clinical trials on various types of chronic pain, such as lower back pain and diabetic neuropathy, verify these findings.

Study: Acupuncture and endorphins

Food as Medicine

Although we know food is a source of vital nutrients and energy, researchers have found that the diversity of protein sequences existing in what we eat can produce peptides in the body that are helpful in protecting against cardiovascular disease, specifically hypertension. Some foods that help prevent high blood pressure are soybean, mung bean, rice, corn, wheat, buckwheat, mushroom, garlic, spinach, grapes, pork, beef, skipjack tuna, and chum salmon.

Study: Food-originating ACE inhibitors, including antihypertensive peptides, as preventive food components in blood pressure reduction