Dr. Mindy Boxer – Acupuncture for Inflammation


For many of the afflictions Acupuncture can treat – Allergies, Back Pain, Headaches, the list goes on – reducing Inflammation in the body is a primary reason Acupuncture is successful. For decades now, doctors and medical researchers have been trying to learn what the biological mechanism is that allows Acupuncture to reduce Inflammation in the body.

In a study published in August of last year, it seems scientists got a little closer to the answer. Through inducing a system-wide Inflammatory response in mice, the scientists found Acupuncture signaling pathways could either reduce or increase the Inflammation.

While they weren’t able to pinpoint the exact neurological or chemical pathways that allowed Acupuncture to decrease Inflammation in the body, they did pinpoint three important factors that influence the success of an Acupuncture treatment. The findings move researchers closer to defining how exactly Acupuncture works in the body and offer suggestions to medical professionals treating patients with systemic Inflammation.

Through the study, researchers identified location, intensity and timing to be important factors in the efficacy of Acupuncture treatments. So, where on the mice they administered Acupuncture, how strong it was and when it was administered had significant effects on their health.

The researchers focused on two different types of cells to start mapping the Neuroanatomy of Acupuncture.

Their findings suggest Acupuncture could be further integrated into Western medical settings, moving beyond Nausea treatment for Chemotherapy patients to sepsis treatment for patients in the intensive care unit or targeted therapy for Gastrointestinal issues.

Sepsis is an extreme response to an infection, which causes intense inflammation throughout the body. It has gained more mainstream attention in the past year, because it can be a side effect of severe cases of COVID-19.

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce Inflammation for a variety of conditions, including seasonal Allergies and chronic Pain. We don’t have to wait for neuroscientists to tease out the exact biological mechanisms before we take advantage of this life-improving medicine. If you or a loved one are suffering and you think Acupuncture might be able to help, reach out to me today. I bet it can.   info@drmindyboxer.com

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Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet.  Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine,  and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.

Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.
Proper Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture, and Homeopathic remedies are the tools Dr. Boxer utilizes to allow the body to heal itself and find its way back to balance. She is dedicated to helping her patients find “Radiant Health and Well-Being.”


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