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The following topics link to recommended books, websites, and resources that our practitioners at Selby Acupuncture have found to be valuable and insightful.

Acupuncture
Shiatsu
CranioSacral Therapy

Fertility
Pregnancy Care & Birth
Newborn Care
Parenting

Pain Management
Multiple Sclerosis
Cancer Care
Wellness & Meditation
Healthy Eating

Acupuncture

Recommended Reading

 

Publications

 

Websites

 

Journals

Shiatsu

Recommended Reading

 

Websites

CranioSacral Therapy

Recommended Reading

  • The CranioSacral System – Blog post by Tony Preston, co-author of the ASHA Neuromuscular Manual, author of Integrative CranioSacral, and developer of Neuromuscular Treatment Guides

Fertility

Recommended Reading


Websites

 

Counseling Services

 

Diet & Nutrition

 

Reproductive Medicine Clinics

 

Acupuncture & Fertility Research

  • An estimated 25-50% of women going through ART use acupuncture as adjuvant support(Fertil Steril 2012; 97:697-701, Fertil Steril 2010; 92:2169-74)
  • Acupuncture significantly decreases anxiety and stress in women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Techniques. de Lacey et al, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009:9:50, Domar et al, Fertil Steril. 2009; 95 (7): 2269-2273 
  • Evidence shows acupuncture may help stimulate blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, help increase ovulation and regulate menstruation, and decrease pain, positively impacting overall fertility. (Stener-Victorin et al, Euro Soc For Hum Repro and Embyrology. 1996, Johannson et al, Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2013 May 1; 304(9): E934–E943., Rubi-Klein, et al. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Nov;153(1):90-3)
  • Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial
    Lars G. Westergaard, M.D., Ph.D., Qunhui Mao, M.D., Marianne Krogslund, Steen Sandrini, Suzan Lenz, M.D., Ph.D., and Jørgen Grinsted, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Acupuncture helps improve with frozen embryo transfers. Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on endometrial receptivity in women undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer: a single-blind prospective randomised controlled trial
    Zhenhong Shuai, Fang Lian, Pengfei Li, Wenxiu Yang; Oct 2014
  • Acupuncture helps women suffering from painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, irregular menses and amenorrhea, and women undergoing ART who are poor responders or have side effects from common medications used in ART.
  • Studies also show acupuncture to be beneficial in the treatment of mild male factor infertility, helping increase overall sperm count, motility, and morphology. (Siterman, et al. Arch Androl. 1997 Sep-Oct;39(2):155-61)
  • Studies show that when used in the three menstrual cycles preceding onset of ART, and on the day of embryo transfer, regular acupuncture is associated with higher pregnancy rates, as well as lower rates of miscarriage and chemical pregnancies. (Hullender Rubin et al. RBMOnline 2015; 30(6): 602-12)

Pregnancy Care & Birth

Recommended Reading

 

Websites

 

Events & Resources

 

Local Resources

Newborn Care

Recommended Reading

 

Services & Resources

 

Postpartum and Birth Trauma

 

Breast Milk

 

Diapering

 

Multiples

 

Parenting

Recommended Reading

 

Websites

 

Education

  • Early Childhood and Family Education – State funded education classes for families with children ages birth to 5                                 
  • Free Forest School – Free volunteer led outside nature play group with meet-ups all around the Twin Cities

 

New Parent Groups

 

Local Resources

 

For Partners and Dads

 

Pain Management

Recommended Reading

 

Mindfulness Programs

 

Adaptive Yoga

For individuals living with mobility disabilities such as severe arthritis, partial or total paralysis, multiple sclerosis, etc. People both in and out of wheelchairs welcome.

 

Acupuncture and Pain Research

  • Chronic pain, migraines and headaches: A comprehensive study commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs found acupuncture to have a positive effect in the treatment chronic pain, migraine and tension headache. (Hempel S, Taylor SL, Solloway M, et al. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. VAE-ESP Project #05-226; 2013. )
  • Period pain, labor pain, cancer pain: The same study found a potentially positive effect in dysmenorrhea, cancer pain, labor pain, insomnia, post-operative nausea and vomit, depression, and smoking cessation.  (Hempel S, Taylor SL, Solloway M, et al. Evidence Map of Acupuncture. VAE-ESP Project #05-226; 2013.)
  • Chronic pain: Acupuncture outperforms placebo in relieving the most common types of chronic pain: headache, low back, neck, shoulder and knee pain. ( Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Mascino AC, et al. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 10:1-10.)
  • Headache, low back, neck and knee pain: Acupuncture significantly outperforms standard care in headache, low back, neck, and knee pain.( Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Mascino AC, et al. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 10:1-10.)
  • Knee pain: Acupuncture is superior to most forms of physical therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. (Corbett MS, Rice SJC, Madurasinghe, et al. Acupuncture and Other Physical Treatments for the Relief of Pain Due to Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Network Meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Sep;21(9):1290-8.)
  • Low back pain: The American College of Physicians recommends acupuncture as a first-line treatment for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.( Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, McLean RM, Forciea MA, Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. 2017 Apr 4; 166(7):514-530.)
  • Cancer pain: The American College of Chest Physicians recommends acupuncture for cancer patients when pain, nausea, vomiting, or other side effects of chemotherapy are poorly controlled. (Cassileth BR, Deng GE, Gomez JE, Johnstone PA, Kumar N, Vickers AJ; American College of Chest Physicians. Complementary therapies and integrative oncology in lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). Chest. 2007 Sep;132(3 Suppl):340S-354S.)

Multiple Sclerosis

Recommended Reading & Viewing

 

Local Resources

Cancer Care

Recommended Reading

  • The Cancer Fighting Kitchen, by Rebecca Katz
  • Five to Thrive, by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
  • Thriving After Cancer, by Lise Alschuler ND, FABNO 
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Patient’s Playbook, by Leslie Michelson

 

Websites

 

Meditation

  • Circle+Bloom

 

Local Resources

 

Research

Cancer pain: The American College of Chest Physicians recommends acupuncture for cancer patients when pain, nausea, vomiting, or other side effects of chemotherapy are poorly controlled. (Cassileth BR, Deng GE, Gomez JE, Johnstone PA, Kumar N, Vickers AJ; American College of Chest Physicians. Complementary therapies and integrative oncology in lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). Chest. 2007 Sep;132(3 Suppl):340S-354S.)

Wellness & Meditation

Recommended Reading

 

 

Pilates

 

Yoga

 

Posture

Healthy Eating

Cookbooks

 

Diet and Nutrition Consultants