Exercise & Lifestyle

Acupuncture Muscle Building – New Research

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Acupuncture Muscle Building – New Research

Acupuncture helps to build and preserve muscle mass. New research reveals that both acupuncture and electroacupuncture prevent muscle atrophy. The research measured that acupuncture “recovered the skeletal muscle mass” and “ameliorated skeletal muscle atrophy by reducing mRNA expressions of the E3 ubiquitin ligases atrogin-1 and MuRF1.” Acupuncture also “increased the mRNA expressions of Akt1 and TRPV4.” As a result, the researchers note that the ability of acupuncture to prevent muscle degradation may “be due to an increase in protein synthesis and a decrease in protein degradation.” Sports Stars Agree Acupuncture has been helpful in muscle tissue recovery, building and preservation for over a thousand years. It is no wonder that modern sports...

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A Case for Acupuncture Exercise Enhancement

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A Case for Acupuncture Exercise Enhancement

Researchers note that acupuncture causes improvements in exercise capacity. In a case history, researchers note “the original combination of acupuncture points, in association with moxibustion, appeared to result in the large improvement in his exercise capacity.” Researchers used 25×30 mm acupuncture needles to stimulate acupoints: St36 (Zusanli), GB34 (Yanglingquan), P6 (Neiguan), Lu1 (Zhongfu), UB17 (Geshu), CV4 (Guanyuan), CV17 (Shangzhong), UB23 (Shenshu) and UB52 (Zhishi). Moxibustion was applied to St36, CV4, UB23 and UB52. Researchers measured an increase in the maximal aerobic capacity (peak oxygen uptake) by 38% and peak ventilation increased by 13%. The researchers concluded that “acupuncture was demonstrated to be an efficient tool for...

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Agree on Sleep Research

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Agree on Sleep Research

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine theory predicted the effects of sleep deprivation as discovered in a new clinical study. New research concludes that sleep deprivation and odd hours of sleep lowers levels of insulin (a hormone that controls blood sugar) and lowers the metabolic rate thereby leading to weight gain. Participants in the study averaged a drop of approximately 8 percent in the resting metabolic rate, which could lead to a gain of over 12 pounds of fat per year. This does not come as a surprise to acupuncturists. Chinese medicine theory asserts that sleep hygiene is essential to good health. It is accepted within Chinese medicine that sleep habits affect serum lipid levels and the BMI (Body Mass Index) in light of recent medical studies. According to...

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Acupuncture helps hot flashes – menopause

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Acupuncture helps hot flashes – menopause

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What to Expect

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What to Expect

Never had Acupuncture before? Scared of needles? Have no idea what you are in for? Watch as the team from fitlife.tv take you through a classical Acupuncture treatment for neck...

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Acupuncture Explained

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Acupuncture Explained

Everything you ever wanted to know about Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine explained in simple...

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