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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Research Shows Acupuncture Is Effective Pain Relief

Research into acupuncture’s ability to reduce pain has shown that it can increase the body’s own pain-killing chemicals like endorphins, which are 200 times more potent than morphine. Not to mention…. *A recent study, from Australia found that acupuncture is as good as drugs for numerous pains such as low back pain, migraines and sprained […]

Acupuncture Reduces Migraines According To Duke University

In 2008 Duke University sent out a press release that stated, “Acupuncture is more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, according to a new analysis conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers.” That is a pretty unequivocal statement from a prestigious institution. The National Institutes of Health recommended acupuncture as […]

Acupuncture Helps Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries

In the last couple of years the military and Veterans have been using acupuncture more frequently and with success. Acupuncture has been used in Iraq and here at home to treat Veterans with PTSD and chronic pain. Acupuncture Today recently published this really well done article by Lynne Morgan, RN, LAc, OMD. She writes about the […]

Acupuncture Gives Hope To Patients With PTSD

PTSD are the initials that stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a severe type of anxiety disorder. PTSD results from a person witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror, such as, a natural disaster (think hurricane Katrina), rape, childhood abuse, a tragic accident, or war. Diagnostic manuals say […]

Acupuncture is worth a try for chronic pain

Acupuncture is worth a try for chronic pain POSTED APRIL 01, 2013, 10:48 AM Daniel Pendick, Executive Editor, Harvard Men’s Health Watch Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and appropriate exercises can often ease the pain. But when they don’t, […]

Good news for Crohn’s disease sufferers! Acupuncture works!

A recent study performed by the Shanghai Institute of Acupuncture & Meridian and the Endoscopy Center of Zhongshan Hospital at Fudan University showed that the combined use of acupuncture and moxibustion (the burning of herbs over specific acupoints) had a significantly positive effect in those suffering from active Crohn’s Disease. The patients in the treatment […]