New Book Highlights Benefits of Acupuncture & Bridges Eastern-Western Medicine

Sep 23, 2011, 14:09 ET from Planned Television Arts

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the school year is in full swing and the autumn and winter seasons are steadily approaching, more cases of colds, flu, bronchitis, and pains associated with busier schedules will begin to pop up.  Many people try to fight these illnesses with over-the-counter medicine, prescription medication or drastic surgeries. While those remedies may temporarily help the problem, acupuncture can help alleviate pains and illnesses for life.

Dr. Jun Xu, M.D., L.Ac. is a licensed M.D. physician, a board certified acupuncturist, and a board certified Chinese herbologist (he's one of only a dozen doctors in the US who hold these three credentials) - has been fixing long-term problems for patients for many years. In his new book MAGIC NEEDLES: FEEL YOUNGER AND LIVE LONGER WITH ACUPUNCTURE, Dr. Xu offers insight and advice about the well-known holistic practice of acupuncture as an alternative and ideal treatment.  

Dr. Xu, a wellness expert, treats dozens of conditions, pains and illnesses - allergies, obesity, asthma, pain, bronchitis, depression, headaches, smoking, infertility, sports injuries, insomnia, weight issues - through acupuncture, an important procedure in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture releases a natural energy that can alleviate long-standing health conditions.

Because he is trained in both Western and Chinese medicine, Dr. Xu knows how to diagnose and treat health issues. His own clinic, based in Greenwich, Connecticut - the Rehabilitation Medicine and Acupuncture Center – opened in 2000 and he's been practicing Chinese medicine since 1984.

"I see the benefits of both (Western and Chinese) practices and when we can treat a patient utilizing the best of both approaches, the patient comes out ahead," said Dr. Xu, who has appeared on Good Morning America and has been published in many medical journals. He also believes that the reason acupuncture is so beneficial is that it's chemical-free.  "Our bodies have their own healing ability, and acupuncture helps that process," he added.

Dr. Xu, represented by Planned Television Arts (, specializes in rehabilitative medicine and acupuncture. He is president-elect of the American Traditional Chinese Medicine Society, and has been featured in newspapers and on television. For more information, please consult:

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