Walking out of a doctor's office with a prescription for antibiotics used to be as expectable as walking out of 31 Flavors with a double scoop of ice cream. No longer true. Antibiotics are being used more carefully these days, especially for sinus infections, 98% of which are viral not bacterial. A study in The Archives of Otolaryngology has found that acupuncture, acupressure and dietary changes could spell significant relief for these patients when used with standard western treatments. Check out the story from HealthBeat here.
Jennifer Dubowsky is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago, Illinois, since 2002. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois in Chicago and her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College, an accredited 4 year Masters program in Boulder, Colorado. She received her Diplomate from the NCCAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and completed an internship at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. Jennifer has a passion for her work and has researched and written articles on Chinese medicine, given talks, created a newsletter, website (tcm007.com) and maintains a popular blog about health and Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Blog Chicago (acupuncturechicago.blogspot.com). Adventures in Chinese Medicine is her first book.