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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Acupuncture/TCM
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by Dr. Hyun K. Lee

Living in North America, we are conditioned to the idea that one doesn’t go to the doctor until one is sick. For western medicine, this makes plenty of sense, but the same can’t be said for eastern medicine. Oriental Medicine is effective when you are sick, but it is most effective when you’re not...

 

Editor´s Note: This article parallels one of my favorite sayings which is, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Dr. Hyun K. Lee eloquently describes the importance of preventing disease and maintaining good health through regular acupuncture treatments. He explains the difference between Eastern and Western medical treatments, and how acupuncture can keep you functioning at your optimum level. 


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by Lynn Jaffee

Myra is a spirited woman in her late sixties who I’ve been seeing off and on over the past year for back pain. Every time she comes into my clinic, Myra is coughing. There are some days that it’s so loud, I’m afraid she’d going to expire on the spot. We’ve spent lots of time talking about this cough...

 

 

 

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by Jasmine Sufi

Laughing is ingrained in us from birth. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Laughter becomes an important part of our daily lives from then on. So why is laughter so important and what does it do for us?...

 

Editor's Note: Oh the power of laughter! This article explains the affects of stress on the body, mind, and immune system. Laughter, along with acupuncture, are shown to have the same physiological responses on the body which can help manage stress. Laughter may be just what the doctor ordered.

 

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by Jeff Nagel, MA, LAc

According to the ancient "Keepers of the Knowledge" from the Taoist Tradition, the evolutionary roots of Chinese Wholistic Medicine came into being at least 8,000 years ago through the first two of the 8 Branches of the Tao Healing Arts...

 

 

 

 

 

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by Christo Zouves, MD and Suzanne Duffy

Western Medicine has traditionally been resistant to alternative therapies, focusing on the management of disease after it presents, often ignoring the fact that a particular organ or system actually belongs to a person or patient. Alternative therapies and traditional medicine in many cultures, have focused on the whole person and have generally asked the questions about causation and methods of prevention...


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by Naomi Rabinowitz, MD

For better or for worse, New York is a 24-hour city and anything can be done at any time. Some of us just don't get to bed early enough and have to get up early the next day regardless. Others are so taxed physically, emotionally and spiritually that we have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or both.
 
This article will explore sleep issues from both the Western and TCM perspectives and discuss treatments modalities...

 

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by Philip Potempa

Dr. K. Doshi, a board certified anesthesiologist practicing in Northwest Indiana for 25 years, discovered the value of medical acupuncture from her own need for relief...

 

Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a great article explaining medical acupuncture and answers common questions to acupuncture treatments. It highlights Dr. K. Doshi, a board certified anesthesiologist, who found relief from acupuncture, and decided to pursue and practice medical acupuncture on her own. It's fantastic!

 

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by Andres VergaraLAc, MAc and Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH

The concept of sweet that we tend to think of in the west is very different from the way traditional systems, like Chinese medicine classify sweet foods. Sweet foods in any traditional system include nearly all vegetables, meats, as well as whole grains and legummes. These foods comprise the basis of a healthy diet...

 

Editor´s Note: This is a great article that explains the concept of 'sweet' foods according to Chinese medicine. It offers an explanation to the process of cravings, and a simple and convenient way to counteract a sweet tooth.

 

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by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

The FDA issued a strong warning that will go on labels for three widely used drugs that treat anemia for cancer and dialysis patients: Procrit, Aranesp and Epogen, saying the drugs cause stokes and cardiac problems and speed the growth of malignant tumors...

 

Editor's Note: Chinese medicine is becoming more accepted as adjunctive treatment for cancer patients. Sloan Kettering now has a certification program for acupuncturists. One of the problems cancer patients face is the detriment to their bodies from aggressive chemo and radiation treatment...

 

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Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: I am so happy to share this video showing the use of acupuncture instead of medication to help our veterans with various conditions such as emotional stress and sleeping problems. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment with no side effects and countless benefits. So fantastic!

 

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by Monica Robbins

Licensed for more than 20 years, Bower sees both children and adults with ADHD, and says for them acupuncture is a complimentary form of medicine.

It works well in addition to other treatments, such as behavioral therapy and nutritional plans. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the body's energy or "qi" flows freely when you are well. But, it can become blocked or weakened...

 

Editor's Note: This is a great article explaining ADHD, which is a very common condition affecting many children and adults. Acupuncture treatments are used to balance the person's organ systems and internal energy, which in turn alleviates the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and anxiety among other things. A patient's own experience is highlighted as to how well the treatments have worked for her. Acupuncture is a great alternative or adjunct to medication and other therapies. 

 

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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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