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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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Pairing an ancient Chinese medicine technique with in-vitro fertilization treatments can tip the odds in favor of women waiting to get pregnant, a new German medical study has found. The study, published in the April edition of the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, found that acupuncture, an important element in the 4,000-year-old tradition of Chinese medicine, increases the chance of pregnancy for women undergoing in-vitro fertilization...

 

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Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Sea turtles from Cape Cod receive acupuncture when traditional methods are not enough. The caretakers at the New England Aquarium saw improved use of flippers and increased appetite after acupuncture treatments. Amazing improvements!

 

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Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is such a cute video to promote acupuncture! It is a light-hearted song that gives little tidbits of information about Chinese Medicine along with a long list of celebrities that love and use it already. It is always fun to hear A-list stars getting acupuncture too!

 

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by Robert Keinitz, LAc

The short hand way of describing everything that is contained in the physical universe is to say that all things are governed by the rule of the unity of opposites. An even shorter version of describing the same thing is to say that the universe is ruled by Yin and Yang...

 

 

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 by Karen Kisslinger, LAc
I have been privileged to practice traditional Oriental Medicine for many years. This is a practice rooted in prevention and an integrated approach to health. It is an elegant and effective form of medicine. Yet its very roots and basic philosophy are overwhelmed and challenged by the sheer toxicity, high stress and lack of balance in much of modern life. Our commitment to health democracy can include a commitment to reversing these trends through our personal decisions...

 

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by Melanie Miller, LAc, MAOM, Dipl.OM

Call me crazy, but I think your health care provider, regardless of what type of health care you choose, should be someone you feel totally comfortable with, who listens to you and gives you the quality time, compassion and service that you and your body deserve...


Editor's Note: I’ve never met Melanie, but after reading her bio and this article, I’m excited to meet her one day. As a person who places high value on my own wellness and body, she’s the type of person I want to see. I can tell she walks-her-talk...

 

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by Sara Calabro

This palms-up position may be familiar to committed meditators and yogis who practice shavasana, but it’s foreign to those of us who spend a lot of time at a computer, behind the wheel of a car, holding babies, making lattes, or doing pretty much anything else that requires constant hand use...

 

Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: I love this article! Sara gives us a simple, effortless way to improve our posture that takes literally less than ten seconds. She received this little gem of information from one of our esteemed acupuncture colleagues Kiiko Matsumoto. Although receiving acupuncture is not a requirement, she explains how the acupuncture meridians connect with the exercise. Genius!

 

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by Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., and
Efrem Korngold, L.Ac.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference in 1997 stated, "The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western medical therapies. One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs and other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions..."

 

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by Alan Jansson

Just about everyone has heard that acupuncture is good for pain, headaches, lower back problems etc.

But few, including many of my colleagues in Acupuncture and Allied Modalities realize how potent skillfully applied acupuncture can be in promoting better health and in the case of Olympic Gold Medalist Emma Snowsill, a way of recapturing her competitive mojo...

 

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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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by Michael Ishii

In Eastern Medicine food is a form of therapeutic treatment.  We believe that what a patient eats has a tremendous effect on their health. Therefore, patients can do much to participate in treating illness and in maintaining health and wellness. This is a tremendously empowering concept...

 

 

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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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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,panerai replica watches established that our own energy (Qi) also moves on daily and on annual cycles.

 

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