Panakos Acupuncture Clinic

(650) 267-1448

851 Fremont Ave, #114, Los Altos, CA 94024

Acupuncture in the News:​

General Health                                                                                                  

  • 5 Ways Acupuncture Can Fix Your Health Problems: How acupuncture works may be unclear, but the benefits stick out. Research shows that this ancient therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments, from back pain and sciatica to headaches, nausea, and asthma.


Acupuncture for Sport Injuries​                                                                           Back to Top

  • Acupuncture Treatment for Sports Injuries: Acupuncture has a very successful record with sports injuries. Many professional sports teams have acupuncturists on staff to decrease healing times and resolve stubborn ailments. The use of acupuncture to treat acute injuries from intense or repetitive physical activity began centuries ago.


Acupuncture for Pain Management                                                                    Back to Top

  • MRI Shows That Acupuncture Treatments Reduce Pain: Sticking an acupuncture needle into a point in the hand greatly diminishes the amount of brain activity associated with pain impulses, doctors report at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
  • Acupuncture May Be Best to Ease Neck Pain:  Is acupuncture or massage therapy better for back and neck pain? One recent study came out in favor of massage while another has found acupuncture to be better.


Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation                                                                Back to Top

  • A Facelift Through Acupuncture? Could sticking needles in my face make me look younger? An acupuncture facelift seemed a bizarre idea. But at 48, I had become familiar with the signs of aging: drooping eyelids, sagging jowls, lines around my mouth. Fear of a “chicken neck” motivated me.
  • Tried And Tested: Facial Acupuncture Rehauls Your Skin Inside And Out: ..procedures also significantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firmness, enlarged pores and acne scarring. They also help increase blood circulation in the skin and improve natural cell regeneration. 
  • Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles: “I can really see a difference in my face,” said Ms. Becker, who sees Steven Sonmore, a licensed acupuncturist in Minneapolis. “It looks younger, smoother, brighter and uplifted.” 


Acupuncture for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)                                          Back to Top

  • Complementary and Alternative Treatments: Two very small trials examining acupuncture for the treatment of IBS have been performed with contradictory results. Despite this lack of data, many patients pursue acupuncture for abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea.


Acupuncture for Weight Loss                                                                              Back to Top

  • Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Weight Loss: The International Journal of Obesity just published a review of 31 studies on the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of obesity. The systematic review was comprised of 3013 individual cases where acupuncture was used to reduce body weight.


Acupuncture for Depression and Anxiety                                                         Back to Top​

  • Acupuncture Calms Mom's Stress, Anxiety: A parent's anxiety leaps when their child is going into surgery. But a new study shows acupuncture needles -- carefully placed around the mother's ear -- can decrease her anxiety. When moms are less anxious, there's less anxiety in children, experts say.
  • Acupuncture for pregnancy depression: U.S. researchers say acupuncture may effectively treat depression during pregnancy.
  • Why Acupuncture Works for Anxiety Relief: Not just for pain, acupuncture is a natural way to treat anxiety. It works faster than therapy and keeps you drug-free.
  • Acupuncture for Treating Anxiety and Depression in Women: The aim of this review is to summarize the existing evidence on acupuncture as a therapy for anxiety and depression in women and to present a novel method for assessing acupuncture trial quality.
  • Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: Acupuncture is being integrated into Western medicine, particularly for treatment of pain, nausea, asthma, and neurological conditions. Although the exact mechanism of action for acupuncture is unknown, it is associated with an increase in the level of neurobiologically active substances, such as endorphins and enkephalins. There are also data indicating that acupuncture induces the release of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. 
  • Acupuncture offers new hope in treating depression and anxiety:IT IS best known as a treatment for controlling our aches and pains but few of us know that acupuncture can also be used to treat anxiety and depression 


Acupuncture for Shingles                                                                                    Back to Top

  • How acupuncture can help: Evidence from a systematic review of studies assessing the treatment of herpes zoster with acupuncture suggests that acupuncture therapy is effective for the condition.
  • How Do You Treat Shingles? Chinese herbal therapy includes the administration of tonic herbs to strengthen the immune system, herbal antivirals, and specific pain-relieving herbs used topically and internally.


TCM for Eczema and Skin Disorder                                                                    Back to Top

  • Acupuncture for Eczema & Skin Disorders: For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine has used herbs and acupuncture to treat a variety of maladies from internal health problems to skin disorders, such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, alopecia and others. Many practitioners today continue to apply these methods to treat their patients who prefer a less invasive and non-chemical treatment.


Acupuncture for Allergies                                                                                    Back to Top

  • Relieve Allergies the Natural Way: In addition to whatever natural treatments you try on your own, you may also find significant relief visiting a practitioner of the ancient Chinese medical practice known as acupuncture. Based on the idea that stimulating points outside the body can change or initiate reactions inside, in this case treatment is thought to affect the immune system, where allergic reactions begin.

  • Acupuncture May Help With Nasal Allergies, Doctors Say: Acupuncture may help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life for people with perennial allergic rhinitis, and may help with seasonal allergies. too, according to several studies. Thus it could be an option for people looking for nonpharmaceutical treatments. 
  • Acupuncture for Allergies: Acupuncture is a treatment developed by traditional Chinese medical practitioners to treat a wide range of health problems. Once only used in Eastern cultures, it has gradually gained respect and acceptance by medical professionals in the West. Acupuncture is now commonly used to treat everything from pain to nausea following surgery. Lesser-known uses, such as the treatment of allergies, are also gaining traction.
  • Acupuncture Pins Down Allergy Relief: Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, was a firm believer in the body's ability to heal itself, saying, "the natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well." But long before Hippocrates, the ancient Chinese were already practicing what he would later preach, through the art of acupuncture.
  • Acupuncture May Help Seasonal Allergies, Study Finds: If you have seasonal allergies, you may want to skip the allergy meds and try seeing an acupuncturist instead. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients who received acupuncture treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis reported improvements in symptoms and decreased use of medication


TCM for Infertility                                                                                                  Back to Top


Acupuncture for Migraines and Headaches                                                      Back to Top

  • Acupuncture beats aspirin for chronic headache: Acupuncture works better than drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
  • Acupuncture May Be Effective for Migraines: Acupuncture helps reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
  • How acupuncture can help Migraines: There have now been many controlled trials of acupuncture for migraine, with some large, high-quality ones in recent years. The results of the latest reviews are quite consistent: acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment/basic care for managing  migraine, and appears to be at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy, with few contraindications or unpleasant side effects


TCM for Menopause                                                                                               Back to Top


Acupuncture for Hypertension                                                                           Back to Top