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 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.



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...




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



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Editor's Note: This moving documentary tells the story of Devin Dearth, a 40 year old man who suffered a major stroke and his families' search to find health care. His journey ends up taking him to China to explore TCM and acupuncture as an alternative to traditional care in the US. See his brother's description of why he produced this documentary (Doug Dearth) on YouTube.



by Tom Leichardt, DMQ (China)

Qigong practice can have very powerful physical benefits, which may include the correction of long standing disease patterns and health complications. In our modern scientific age, many researchers are becoming interested in Qigong and some testing of its effectiveness is available for review...


Editor's Note: Chinese Inner Alchemy & Medical Qigong is a 10 part series. Read Part 1: Qigong Introduced, Part 2: Three Regulations of Qigong, Part 3: The Great Dao.



A great education in the enormous benefits of Acupuncture and why it works so well. This film is about an hour and well worth the time. If you don't already have an acupuncturist, you'll want to find a good one after watching. Be sure you see someone who is licensed and who has been referred to you by someone you trust.




Dr. Ron Henry, DC, ND, FIAMA, gives an introduction to the meridians of vital force, known as the acupuncture meridians, in terms everyone can easily understand.




Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Two more medical doctors vote for acupuncture! This short news segment highlights how and why acupuncture works and what conditions can be treated. It discusses current statistics from medical studies and mentions that 14 million Americans currently use or have used acupuncture. Awesome!



by Sara Calabro

Happy New Year! We're excited at AcuTake to spend 2013 explaining how acupuncture works and sharing acupuncture-inspired tips for leading a healthier, simpler, more meaningful life...


Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This article is a great representation of how positive acupuncture treatments can be for your overall health and well-being. It's a snowball effect of your body and mind feeling more balanced, which affects other aspects of your life. It will encourage you to make better dietary choices, sleep better, relax more, embrace change, and most importantly believe in yourself. A great start to 2013!




Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Haha! This is a hilarious segment from talk show host Ethan Mechare who interviews Portland, Oregon based acupuncturist Elie Cole on acupuncture. He learns about herbal medicine, gets his tongue and pulse read, and experiences acupuncture for himself.



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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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