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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by Dylan Jawahir, LAc, LMT

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child from unprotected, well-timed intercourse over the course of a year.  Given that definition, there are many people who try for only a few months before they decree themselves barren and seek outside help from a specialist...

 

 

 

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Editor's Note: Here's an interesting series of videos demonstrating how acupuncturists might treat asthma using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) style of acupuncture. The acupuncturist, Li Zheng, is a graduate of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the most presigious TCM college in China. She received her PhD in biomedical science from the Medical College of Ohio and was a researcher trained at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Click "read more" for the following 5 videos...

 

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Editor's Note: This video showcases the use of acupuncture among our military forces for various conditions such as pain, sleeping problems, and stress. It's use minimizes the need for medication, which allows personnel to recover quicker and without the use of medication. I love seeing acupuncture being integrated in our Western medicine healthcare system. So amazing!
 

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by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

Stress. We all have it. The question is, “How do I get rid of it?!”    

The answer lies not only in eliminating the causes, but also in learning to manage life’s curveballs. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are useful in the management end.  Lifestyle counseling can help with the causes. How can acupuncture help, and what can you do stop stress in its tracks?...

 

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by Mika Ono, Yuan Wang & Warren Sheir

I'm always fascinated when science and traditional Chinese medicine overlap, so I was particularly interested in some recent scientific studies coming out of The Scripps Research Institute about "addiction" to junk food...

 

Editor's Note: I completely agree with this article. Without standing on a soap box for too long, I have to say that removing sugar, fruit juice, and processed grains from my diet for 40 days was one of the harder “special diets” I’ve attempted...

 

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by Anthony M. Giovanniello, MSAc, LAc

Our Acupuncture Ambassadors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of this ancient medicine with those in need by treating patients, setting up sustainable clinics and schools to train personnel charged with their care...

 

Editor’s Note: In January, ATH, showcased Mindful Medicine Worldwide.  This month, I’d like to bring the Holistic Health Community’s awareness to Acupuncture Ambassadors. Their mission is to “organize sustainable Acupuncture treatment clinics and training programs worldwide to care for refugees, victims of violence, war, international conflict and the poor.” Thank you Mr. Giovanniello for your passion and commitment to bringing effective and affordable medicine to all.  For all your L.Ac.’s out there wondering “how else can I help?” I recommend you read this article for inspiration.


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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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by Stacy Lazar

Itchy eyes and sniffly nose? We talk to Zeel Expert Aram Akopyan to find out how acupuncture can be of utmost help when allergies arise...

 

Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a great article explaining how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help those with allergies. It explains what are seasonal allergies, its symptoms, treatments and effectiveness using acupuncture and adjunctive modalities. A very useful article for this time of year!

 

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by Sharon Sherman, MSOM, DOM, LOM

The sun is shining, the temps are up - it's summer and with the warmer season comes outdoor fun, sports and athletic activities. Unfortunately, with those sports can also come sports injuries. These athletic injuries are most often caused by trauma, like a fall or blow, or the overuse or misuse of certain muscles and the neighboring ligaments and tendons...


Editor's Note: Acupuncture is not only effective for speeding the healing of sports injuries, but it also improves athletic performance :) Acupuncturist Sharon Sherman highlights several studies demonstrating benefits of acupuncture for athletes.

 

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by Cathy Margolin

When you’ve only got a desert to work with, how does one become a farmer?
How about grow a highly sought after Chinese herb that happens to love the desert. That’s exactly what one desert nomad started doing in China’s unforgiving deserts of Inner Mongolia in 2003...


 

Editor's Note: Herbalist Cathy Margolin, LAc provides some interesting information about how Rou Cong Rong grows in this informative article.

 

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by Ciel Walko, LAc, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM) CTN

Here in the northern hemisphere we’re planting our gardens. This is a time of renewal and new beginnings—a time to step out from under the constraints of winter’s confines...

 

Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This article is perfect for this time of year! The author explains the importance of seasons in Chinese medicine, and how we can all balance our 'Wood' energy during Springtime. You will be feeling calm, energized, and detoxified after following these great tips.

 

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Body Clock

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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