“..(Acupuncture) raises negative activation (reducing pain) in the brain’s default mode network (DMN) of chronic sciatica patients, especially in the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex.”
Chinese Dietary Therapy has strongly promoted using food as medicine for thousands of years. At Allied Acupuncture we actively encourage our patients with inflammatory conditions to consider some of the following dietary changes.
Medical Doctors have been advised to avoid prescribing potentially harmful and addictive drugs or expensive, unnecessary tests wherever possible in favour of using non-drug therapies like Acupuncture first.
Acupuncture can be a highly effective treatment for upper back, neck and shoulder pain including nerve entrapment issues like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome caused largely by postural issues.
There is excellent high level research recommending acupuncture as a positive treatment modality for headaches and migraine. People who suffer from chronic headaches and migraine often feel as though they have tried everything and nothing can help them, but even if you have tried acupuncture before, there is good reason to take another look.