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 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 Sara Calabro

Researchers from Georgetown recently showed that acupuncture in rats reduces a protein that’s associated with stress. While this gives hope to those for whom molecules make more sense than qi, it remains to be seen whether the findings can be replicated in humans...

 

Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This informative article discusses the trigger-point pain referral patterns that cause "TMJ", which stands for temporomandibular joint. Jaw pain is a very common condition, caused by various factors such as stress, posture, and emotional tension. Although Western medicine offers few effective treatments, acupuncture is an excellent option to release muscle tension, decrease stress, and promote overall balance in the body.

 

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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 Sara Calabro, LAc

In acupuncture theory, each sense has a corresponding organ. The organ associated with sight is Liver, so a Liver imbalance often is suspected in people who seek acupuncture for poor vision. However, although the Liver is at least partially implicated in the majority of eye-related cases, it doesn’t always tell the whole story...

 

Editor's Note: Few people think about Chinese medicine for treatment of eye diseases, but we do effectively treat many eye conditions. Here Sara Calabro, acupuncturist and journalist discusses treating the eye with Chinese medicine.

 

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by Stacy Lazar

On the quest for total body health and wellness, we’ll inevitably be met with new tips and terms along the way. And while the Chinese therapy known as gua sha may be widely known among Eastern medical practitioners, at least among us Westerners, some may be less aware...

 

Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This article explains the benefits and uses of a Chinese medicine modality called gua sha. In conjunction with acupuncture and herbs, this technique can effectively treat many conditions such as muscle soreness, scoliosis, and pain. Ask your acupuncturist if it can be beneficial for you!

 

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Editor´s Note: I absolutely love this! Pets are showcased getting alternative treatments such as physical therapy, hydrotherapy, and acupuncture. Pet owners give great testimonials of how effective acupuncture is for their pet's ailments. The proof is definitely in the pudding!

 

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by Steve Alpern

Modern Chinese medical theory is based on the zangfu (vital and hollow organs), especially as they generate, distribute, and manage the physical humors that conduct life (qi, blood, fluids).Practitioners learn to differentiate excesses and deficiencies of those humors relative to one or more of the zangfu, and formulate treatment strategies that counter those manifest imbalances.Most diagnostic patterns reference zang which contain influences, rather than fu which conveythem through the individual. The primary channels function as extensions of the zangfu, and are treated with acupuncture or moxa to address their imbalances...

 

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Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a very informative video for patients and their partners on instruction of massaging certain acupressure points for labor induction. Hilary Talbott, the acupuncture physician in the video, explains the location and function of these points along with a helpful at-home tip for a natural labor induction.

 

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from CBS News

It's estimated that after a year of trying to conceive, 10 percent of American couples are unable to get pregnant on their own.

The vast majority of them turn to traditional fertility treatments for help, but a growing number are also trying alternative therapies, including acupuncture, says Saturday Early Show's Dr. Mallika Marshall...

 

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Editor's Note: This ABC News video discusses how acupuncture relieves pain.

 

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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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