ACUPUNCTURE/TCM
What is Acupuncture/TCM? Illness, pain and other imbalances of the body’s vital energy, or Qi, can be corrected through herbs and the insertion of needles into points on the body. Learn about traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture & Chinese alternative healing medicine herbs here at All Things Healing. Contact our editors about acupuncture healing & other alternative healing medicines online today! Spiritual & Healing Practices: Acupuncture Healing Though considered to be an alternative healing medicine practice, acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM), and other such Eastern healing practices have found their way into the Western world and other Asian countries outside of China. Consequently, acupuncture healing and wellness clinics have proliferated even in the most modern of places all over the world.    In the U.S., acupuncture, TCM, and other alternative healing medicine practices are integrated with Western medicine because there are laws regulating the practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.    Acupuncture healing is a centuries’ old Chinese medical practice which involves the insertion (hence, “puncture”) of needles into specific points on the body, and then manipulating said needles to stimulate the flow of energy in the body. It has been found to be effective for therapeutic and pain relief purposes; thus, its growing popularity.    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture points are located along certain “meridians” of the body which when stimulated by needles can free the flow of blocked “energy”. Blockages in the flow of energy are believed to be caused by many lifestyle factors, including food intake, a person’s state of mind, state of spiritual wellbeing, etc.    Meridians are described as interconnected “points” across the anatomy which correspond with and affect specific organs of the body. This forms the foundation of other healing alternatives, such as reflexology, acupressure, etc. Acupuncture, TCM, and other alternative healing medicine take into account the wellness, not just of the body, but of the mind and spirit. In this sense, acupuncture healing is holistic healing.

Introduction to Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Locating the proper acupuncture points can be difficult since there are over 365 points in the body. Identify acupuncture points and their healing benefits with tips from a licensed acupuncturist in this free video about how acupuncture works.

 

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by Peter Games, LAc

Despite our disdain for pain, it actually serves a purpose, and a valuable one at that. Pain is part of our body's defense system and its purpose is to help us avoid harmful behavior. In other words, it's your body's way of telling you that it doesn't like what you are doing and it would prefer that you stop doing it. Sometimes we choose not to listen to that message and other times we have no choice but to hear it and comply...

 

 

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by Sharon Sherman

You may have heard of PTSD, which stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is an anxiety disorder that sometimes develops after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. PTSD can be triggered by a wide range of events including - but definitely not limited to - a violent assault, disasters (natural or human-caused), an accident or military combat...

 

Editor's Note: In my practice, I have seen acupuncture help veterans and other suffering from PTSD.

 

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by Kenneth S. Cohen

I define health as connectedness. Scientific evidence demonstrates that in a state of optimal health all parts of the body work together...

 

Editor’s Note: Kenneth Cohen is a renowned expert on Qi Gong and Qi Healing. His writings and videos are very accessible and understandable to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

 

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by Ion Doaga

Eat less and exercise more.


Is this what you hear often?

 

You’ve worked out on the bike for the last 6 weeks and instead of losing weight you gained 5 lbs. You feel your metabolism fell asleep...

 

Editor´s Note: This article explains the effects of acupuncture on weight loss. I've found in my clinical practice that acupuncture helps a lot with cravings, improves digestion, and decreases stress. As the author explains, acupuncture is a small piece to the bigger puzzle of lifestyle, diet, and exercise changes. It is a great tool for overall health!

 

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Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Integrative medicine at it's finest. A US hospital combines Eastern and Western medicine in this news segment about a breast cancer patient unable to take pain medication during surgery. I love how the surgeon has a mind-body approach and recognizes the benefit of offering acupuncture not only before or after surgery, but during the surgery itself! Amazing.

 

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by Christina Prieto

At acupuncture Orlando practitioners use acupuncture to treat muscular pain, such as sciatica, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder, tendonitis and fibromyalgia. Muscular pain often has complex pathology, and may be caused by ongoing stimulation of nerve fibers, inflammation and functional disturbances in the nervous system. Significantly, additional pain may be caused by muscle tension or shortening. Acupuncture is very effective in resolving these problems...

 

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Editor's Note: You won't believe this: a woman who can't raise her arm has acupuncture needles placed in her calf and immediately regains full mobility. Must see!

 

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by Atula Gupta

Researchers from the China Meitan General Hospital have found that acupuncture, the procedure of inserting needles at specific points on the body, can help in the delivery process by speeding it up. The researchers also added that the procedure was safe for mom and the baby...

 

Editor's Note: This is a great article for people who like research studies confirming the effectiveness of acupuncture. The researchers in this study used electroacupuncture at a single acupuncture point to demonstrate that acupuncture can shorten the duration of the active phase of the first labor stage. This is great news for all expectant moms!

 

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by Kate Townsend, LAc, LMP

You're not alone if the gray skies have you feeling more lackluster than normal. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, affects 10 to 25 million Americans; 75% of which are women. SAD occurs during winter months when shorter days and reduced sunlight inhibit serotonin production...

 

 

 

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 by Hal Mosher

Animals are an integral part of our lives as they serve as reminders of our deep connection to nature. The animal mind has not been tainted by societal conventions, and more importantly neither has its instincts. In martial arts practice, we try to cultivate the sense of ourselves we had before our societal conditioning...

 

 

 

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by Milos Bang

Most of Eastern Philosophy and Medicine comes from observing Nature and the Universe. Ancient Chinese realized early that most things in Nature are cyclical and by observing the human body’s patterns, established that our own energy (Qi) also moves on daily and on annual cycles.

 

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