WELCOME TO MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE
This website is meant to be used
both by lay people and physicians and other health care professionals seeking to increase their knowledge about acupuncture
and related techniques. My hope is that may serve as a resource to patients and medical providers interested in exploring
non-western or non-conventional treatment options .
I have created this website with the aim of providing practical
information about acupuncture as well as access to the ever expanding body of basic science and clinical research in acupuncture.
I hope you will find this site useful. I invite you to provide me with
feedback on how it might better suit your needs.
-Marsha Haller, MD
Summaries of recently published research
has seen the publication of several important papers on acupuncture
in major medical journals.
In January 2009 a study published in the Cochrane Review (the publication of a presigioius working group that evaluates all randomized clinical trials
of a particular treatment and publishes a "meta-analysis" of the combined results), the authors looked at the evidence supporting
the use of acupuncture in the treatment of tension headaches. The reviewers concluded that "acupuncture
could be a valuable nonpharmacological tool in patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches." To see the full text of the abstract, click on the link below.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the body.....
a study on published in the May 2009 edition of Urology, the
journal of the Americal Urological Society, researchers studied the
effects of electroacupuncture on men with CP/CPPS (chronic prostatitis, chronic
pelvic pain syndrome ). They found that electroacupuncture treatment
improved both pain and inflammation. To read the full abstract of this study, click on the link below.
The material contained on this website is meant to be used as
general information and should not be taken as individual medical advice on treatment for a specific patient or problem.
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Marsha Haller, MD, Medical Acupuncture
3031 Telegraph Ave. Suite 241, Berkeley, CA 94705