A new explanation for acupuncture channels?
The very latest techniques in microscopy have uncovered a new tissue - the interstitium
Strong exercise may damage the heart, soft exercise helps
In a long term study of over 3000 participants, the University of Illinois found that white men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely to develop plaque in the heart arteries by middle age than those who exercise at low levels
Softer exercise is traditionally valued in Chinese culture, and "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor" recently showed that tai chi had similar benefits to Zumba in a 12 week course
Tai Chi and PTSD
Veterans with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who participated in in Tai Chi... found it helped with their symptoms including managing intrusive thoughts, difficulties with concentration and physiological arousal.
The findings appear in the journal BMJ Open
Acupuncture helps unexplained symptoms
One in five patients have symptoms that are unexplained by conventional medicine. It costs twice as much to treat this group compared with those having a clear diagnosis.
A research team from the University of Exeter has carried out a randomised control trial with 80 such patients.
Acupuncture had a significant and sustained benefit for these patients and it was recommended that it could be safely added to the therapies currently used.
Sleep cleans toxins from brain
A study, published in the journal Science, reveals that the brain's unique method of waste removal also clears away toxins responsible for Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders
Blue light lowers blood pressure, improves arteries
A study published in September 2018 showed that 30 minutes of whole body exposure to blue light showed a striking decrease in blood pressure and improvement in circulation
Interestingly, this confirms what many colour therapists have been saying for decades
Ice and tissue healing
Most physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors I knew would recommend it to patients
The orthodox medical view of acupuncture
"The Scope Of Acupuncture" is a newly published survey of how acupuncture is used in some surprisingly orthodox situations. You can download it free here
Qigong and taiji help with Long Covid
With only limited orthodox treatments to manage Long Covid symptoms, more traditional methods are coming into their own
Can something as simple as salt water help with Covid?
I was heartened to read that simple gargling and nasal rinsing with salt water has finally reached orthodox medicine. The intriguingly titled ELVIS study here and the government clinical trials here may surprise you!