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.

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Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is an incredible testimonial of wrestler John Maroney's experience with acupuncture after suffering a traumatic brain injury. After a few years of disabling headaches and vertigo, he was encouraged to try alternative medicine. The results he experienced were life-changing, and he explains how much his life has improved because of this medicine. Simply beautiful.



by Peter Jackel

Awakened by her alarm clock at 6 a.m. Saturday, Tressa Breindel emotionally teetered toward giving the Lighthouse Run a shot when she just as easily could have stayed in bed...


Editor´s Note from  Julia Sanfilippo: What an inspiring story about a young woman who used her health condition as a catalyst to pursue a career in Chinese Medicine. She explains that her acupuncture treatments helped her not only recover, but allowed her to race and win the Lighthouse Run this past June. Congratulations Tressa Breindel!



by Sara Calabro

Spring is in full swing. For some, it's time for warm air! Fresh flowers! Longer days! For others, it's time for runny noses! Itchy eyes! Sinus headaches...


Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: In my practice I see so many allergy sufferers this time of year. This fantastic article explains not only the benefits of acupuncture for prevention of seasonal allergies, but the DIY treatment that anyone can do! This 7 point protocol is a great tool to use during an acute allergy attack if you are anywhere but your acupuncturists office. Love!




Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: My passion is treating athletes, so I love hearing about professional athletes using acupuncture as part of their rehab and recovery. Tony Richardson of the New York Jets gives a testimonial of how quickly acupuncture worked for him, and how he recommends his fellow players to seek treatment as well. Amazing!



by Meryl Davids Landau

When I stumbled upon an invitation to the "world's largest shared acupuncture experience," held last weekend in a Miami hotel ballroom, and realized it was sponsored by a top medical school, I thought attending would be physically healing. Only as I was lying on the floor next to 185 other participants -- needles stuck in all of our arms and legs -- did I understand it was actually more of a spiritual happening...


Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: What an amazing recount of an incredible experience! The author explains how she felt during her very first (and arguably world's largest) acupuncture group treatment session. I know how connected I feel to the energy in a group yoga class, and I imagine this feeling to be similar. I'm intrigued to attend and also organize my own group acupuncture session!




Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a great video that showcases the latest innovations in medical devices and supplies for 2012. I was especially amazed at the world's first device that combines laser and infared technology that has the effects of acupuncture and moxibustion combined in one. Check it out!



by Kath Bartlett,
ATH Co-Editor of Acupuncture

Patients come to me with a wide variety of conditions: pain, gyn issues, allergies/sinusitis, cancer, MS, Lyme disease, Parkinson's disease, Bell's Palsy, TMJ, hypertension, and so on. None of these are fun to have. Bowel problems, particularly IBS & Chrohn's can make daily living tricky. The wonderful news is all of these conditions, and more, respond well to Chinese medicine...


Editor's Note: This article discusses two studies showing effectiveness of acupuncture in treating Chrohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.



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In 1998 the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Hospital decided to enlist the aid of the University of Miami Complementary Alternative Medicine Department in using Alternative Therapies in the Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Department.


Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Acupuncture being integrated into the mainstream healthcare system always puts a smile on my face! This article demonstrates the effectiveness of Alternative Medicine in chronic pain patients who have not responded to conventional care. I hope more hospitals continue the trend of offering these safe and effective treatment options to their patients from chronic pain to beyond!




Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: What better way to promote acupuncture than doing it myself?! This segment explains the use of facial acupuncture as a safe, natural, and effective alternative to BOTOX and cosmetic surgery. I was so excited to be a part of this story because it gave me a chance to educate people on the vast benefits and uses of this amazing ancient medicine.



Jeremy Rothenberg, LAc

Jeremy Rothenberg, a nationally certified diplomate in oriental medicine and a nationally licensed acupuncturist, says that amid increasing doubts about the safety of prescription sleeping pills, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been found to provide a safe and effective treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders...


Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Good quality sleep is a crucial aspect to overall health and well-being. Jeremy's article cites some great sleep studies involving the side effects of sleeping pills versus the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to naturally treat sleep disorders. This article is great for people who like to see statistics and evidence that Chinese medicine does indeed work!




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.



by Eyton J. Shalom, MS, LAc

Winter is the time associated with long nights and short days, with cold in the sky, and moisture on land. It is the time when the energy of many plants is deep in their roots. It is normal for human beings to learn from animals and plants, and to imitate them. Winter is a time to send our energies into our own roots; it is normal to sleep a bit more, to eat some heavier warming food, to gain a bit of weight that we shed in Spring...


Editor's Note from Kirsten Van Nostran: This article includes some Chinese medicine tips for getting through winter.



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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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