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2900 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO, 80211
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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 


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The Cochrane Review on Acupuncture for Stress Headaches

Albert Stern

Last month, a Cochrane Review was updated and published about acupuncture and stress headaches. This review looked at twelve different medical trials which included 2349 patients. 

The conclusion was wonderful! 

"The available results suggest that acupuncture is effective for treating frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches..."

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I Am Nerdy Enough to Find This Super Interesting

Albert Stern

I cannot help but find this kind of thing incredibly interesting. This is a breakdown of the devices used to read

The biggest thing this has taught me is to think about how the site looks on the phone more. When I write blog posts I always check how they look on my laptop. But a full 2/3rds of the page views to this site are on mobile phones. I ought to be double checking how things look on the phone! 

Big, big thank you to everyone who has ever stopped by and read what I have been posting. 

Study: Effects of Acupuncture on the Prefrontal Cortex

Albert Stern

For the last 30 years, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology has been publishing experimental and ground-breaking medical research. The most recent publication, Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXXVII, has a chapter looking at acupuncture and anxiety. 

The research focuses on oxidative-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) concentration of the pre-frontal cortex. This section of the brain in near the forehead and responsible for decision making, social behavior, personality, and cognitive actions. Changes in oxidative-hemoglobin indicate metabolic activity in this brain region. Using imaging (near-infrared spectroscopy) researchers observed changes in this area of the brain on those during and after acupuncture sessions. 

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