About Mateo Bernal

Raised in Louisville, and a graduate of U of L, Mateo has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2009. He returns to Louisville after 3 years of practicing internationally, acquiring the title of Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and working closely for a year with acupuncture master Dr. Masaaki Nakano in New Mexico.

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The (Not-So) Hidden Dangers of Canola Oil

Canola oil is not the healthy cooking and salad oil it’s made out to be, despite all the wonderful marketing touting it as the healthiest option out there. But before we get to why, let’s first get to know canola oil and the seeds it comes from. What Is Canola? Canola oil is a processed […]

Acupuncture Said To Boost Pregnancy Rates

By MAGALY OLIVEROConn. Health I-Team Writer For Maria Coplit, the decision to use traditional and laser acupuncture to complement her high-tech fertility treatments seemed a “no brainer,” especially after experiencing the toll of multiple miscarriages while trying to have a second child. “We decided to empower ourselves as much as possible,” said Coplit, who gave […]

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Sleep

Acupuncture benefits sleep and reduces insomnia. Researchers conducted a single-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled investigation comparing acupuncture with sham acupuncture and estazolam, a benzodiazepine medication. True (verum) acupuncture produced significantly superior patient outcomes for insomnia patients including improvements in sleep quality and total sleep time. A two month follow-up to the treatment regime demonstrates that acupuncture is superior […]

The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine

By Josephine Spilka, MS, LAc Essential oils are a very hot topic these days, especially with the likes of the Ebola virus and the resurgence of measles lurking in our awareness, but when I first became interested in Chinese medicine, essential oils weren’t on the radar screen for acupuncturists. Now, as we look for ways […]

Evidence for the Ear

Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) is fast, easy to apply, and wonderfully effective. The key is to treat the right points. Auriculo 3D makes your life easier by giving you immediate access to any point or treatment protocol you need, when you need it. With hundreds of points and conditions illustrated in both 2D and 3D, Auriculo […]

Laser acupuncture cure for arthritis pain

By PET HAGAN, SARAH WESTCOTT A REVOLUTIONARY laser treatment can slash the ­crippling pain of arthritis, British scientists have found. The technique involves zapping sore joints with a powerful beam of light. It stimulates the same pressure points targeted in acupuncture – but using low-energy lasers rather than needles. Volunteers who had the treatment at […]

Acupuncture Calms Anxiety Disorder

A recent study concludes that acupuncture relieves generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a condition characterized by excessively intense and debilitating chronic anxiety. GAD sufferers cannot relax, startle easily and have impaired concentration. Overall, GAD sufferers are chronically worried and anxious. In this new study, researchers note that “a number of Meta analysis and system evaluations point […]

Acupuncture Benefits Alzheimer Disease Patients

Acupuncture improves drug effectiveness for the treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD). Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies and found that acupuncture plus the drug donepezil is more effective than using only donepezil as a standalone treatment. In a surprising finding, six randomized controlled trials in the meta-analysis found acupuncture more effective than drug […]

Rats help scientists get closer to solving the mystery of acupuncture

Study finds that form of therapy which uses electric current blunted activity in rats’ hormonal pathway linked to stress, chronic pain and mood A biological mechanism explaining part of the mystery of acupuncture has been pinpointed by scientists studying rats. Stimulation with electroacupuncture – a form of the therapy in which a small electric current […]