Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely used medical procedures in the world. Using very thin needles or, more recently, laser technology, acupuncturists work to reduce pain and improve health by targeting certain points on the body. Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania recently completed one of the largest randomized clinical trials ever conducted to measure the effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in IVF. The results indicate that treatment with laser acupuncture could increase pregnancy rates in IVF procedures.
For a woman, there are no two words that evoke the type of fear that breast cancer does. As shocking as a diagnosis can be, it is also one that conjures up more questions and emotions than many people are prepared to deal with. Although modern science has come a long way in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, more-and-more women are also turning to medical remedies of the past to aid in their courageous fight.
By Dr. Joseph T. Hayes, Board Certified physician with more than thirty years experience in pain management.