The next time your doctor recommends steroid injections for back pain, run away fast… to your nearest acupuncturist! Acupuncture is more effective and a whole lot safer.
A new study published in the Journal of Joint and Bone Surgery1 shows that this procedure places one at more risk for osteoporotic fractures.
Acupuncture has shown to be 2 times more effective for back pain than convention treatments in a number of studies2,3.
Acupuncture needling induces the body’s innate healing ability by increasing the secretion of norepinephrine, monoamines, and pituitary β-endorphins, serotonin. Furthermore, acupuncture modifies pain perception by increasing spinal cord enkephalin and dynorphin secretion.
Acupuncture is a better than conventional treatment for back pain and certainly the safest.
This was a news commentary that appeared in Bloomberg Business week back in 2005. I thought it was worth sharing again. Here’s the link to the full article. http://buswk.co/O1VdWv
The 2005 article calls for the reform of $100 billion a year heart-surgery industry and cites:
Dr. Nortin M. Hadler, professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of The Last Well Person, who said, “bypass surgery should have been relegated to the archives 15 years ago.”
Except during an active heart attack, by-pass surgery and stents do not prolong life or prevent future heart attacks!
Cardiovascular procedures carry both significant immediate and long-term risks.
- There is 1-2% chance of dying during during a bypass operation.
- 40% chance of cognitive deficits including verbal and visual memory, language comprehension, spatial ability, attention and concentration abilities up to 5 years post surgery http://bit.ly/15EDfTU.
- Stents can cause late developing clots, which can cause fatal heart attacks a month or more after surgery.
Lifestyle changes.. the ONLY way to lower heart-attack risks.
- Stop smoking
- Eat real food
- limit or eliminate saturated and trans fat
- limit or eliminate white and processed foods
In a quick fix world, how long will take for lifestyles modifications to work? In one meal!! Now that is fast!
Dr. Vogel from the University of Colorado in Denver shows, using ultrasound, that ONE fast food meal causes a 50% loss of function in the endothelial cells (cells lining of blood vessels), a term call endothelial dysfunction. http://bit.ly/11HGSUr
Saturated fats including olive oil depress endothelial cells.
“High-tech” cardiovascular surgeries do not prevent deaths, future heart attacks and are not curative. They carry significant and sometimes permanent risks.
Lifestyle changes while not a happy tale of modern medicine, is the only thing that can prevent cardiovascular diseases. So why hasn’t there been a reform cardiovascular medicine in 8 years?