Acupuncture and Massage Articles!
Sollievo Massage and Bodywork - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
If you are in the Boston-area, like we are at Sollievo, we hope you are enjoying the cooler Spring weather this week and our much-needed rain! We have posted some interesting links on our Facebook page
(make sure to "LIKE" us!!) over the past few months and we wanted to compile the articles here to share with you. We hope you find these articles as informative as we did.
Despite some common misperceptions, massage is definitely not just for pampering! A Wall Street Journal article
details some of the scientifically-proven medical benefits of massage. There has been a boom in research due, in part, to the greatly increasing popularity of massage.
In this NPR story
, the U.S. Military is leaning away from the "pill for every ill" mentality. Instead, the military is trying to make alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, more widely available. In the process, military doctors are having to win over skeptics to these new forms of treatment.
Dr. Holly Phillips describes how acupuncture has been shown to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines on this CBS video
. The video also briefly discusses other applications of acupuncture.
are 7 great reasons to try acupuncture!
How is a massage like an apple? Both can keep the doctor away! A study
in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine
shows that even one massage benefits the immune system and can reduce stress. Massage is also a promising treatment for autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
Have a great Wednesday!
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