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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Acupuncture & Herbs Protect Pregnancy, Prevent Miscarriage

New research published by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of recurrent pregnancy losses. A team of acupuncturists combined Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies in a clinical study of a 42 year old female in Bellevue, Washington suffering from chronic, recurrent pregnancy losses. […]

Acupuncture Eases Pain For Children, Stanford University

A Stanford University study finds acupuncture safe and cost-effective for relieving pain in children. Dr. Golianu, MD (Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University), et. al., note research confirming that acupuncture is “useful in chronic pain conditions” adding that it may be clinically valuable in an integrative medical setting. The research documents acupuncture’s ability to stimulate natural […]

Acupuncture Soothes Allergies & Sinus

Acupuncture relieves sinus problems due to allergies. Research published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy incorporates a meta-analysis of high quality allergy related studies comparing groups receiving acupuncture versus control groups. The researchers documented that acupuncture “produced significantly greater diminution of nasal symptoms” in the acupuncture group. They add, “Our meta-analysis showed that […]

Help Preserve Your Eyesight With B Vitamins

By James P. Meschino, DC, MS A study published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition adds to the evidence suggesting certain B vitamins may be important in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 years of age […]

Nibali’s Secret to a Tour de France Win: Acupuncture

VIERZON, France—The mere mention of one of Vincenzo Nibali’s secrets on his way to victory at the Tour de France on Sunday is enough to make any cycling fan nervous: Needles on the bus. Almost every day. But these aren’t the kind of needles that have dented cycling’s credibility for decades. When Team Astana uses […]

Acupuncture Warms And Alleviates Neck Pain

Acupuncture is highly effective in reducing neck pain and restoring range of motion. A study comparing two manual acupuncture techniques finds one technique has a very high total effective rate and recovery rate. A second technique examined in the study, although effective, had lower scores. A computer monitoring thermographic changes within the neck measured significantly […]

Acupuncture Soothes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Acupuncture and moxibustion alleviate irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Research confirms that acupuncture and moxibustion significantly reduce abdominal pain, diarrhea, and the ratio of abnormal stools. The research was conducted on patients with IBS-D, a type of irritable bowel syndrome characterized by insidious attacks of diarrhea. The total effective rate was 96.7% with many patients experiencing […]

Scientists Seek Clues for Acupuncture’s Success

Learn how acupuncture might help when Western medicine doesn’t have an answer. By Jeanie Lerche Davis WebMD Feature It’s a mystery and a miracle: An acupuncture needle inserted in the pinkie toe changes a breech baby’s position in the womb. How is this possible? Ever since the 1970s, when this ancient Chinese tradition debuted in […]

Acupuncture Gets Respect

Some people say the ancient therapy of acupuncture really works to relieve pain – now research backs them up It’s been about 2,000 years in the making, but acupuncture is becoming more mainstream. Research shows that the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), and fibromyalgia might be treated with acupuncture. But how? The ancient […]