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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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.

 

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by Christina Prieto

At acupuncture Orlando practitioners use acupuncture to treat muscular pain, such as sciatica, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder, tendonitis and fibromyalgia. Muscular pain often has complex pathology, and may be caused by ongoing stimulation of nerve fibers, inflammation and functional disturbances in the nervous system. Significantly, additional pain may be caused by muscle tension or shortening. Acupuncture is very effective in resolving these problems...

 

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Editor's Note: You won't believe this: a woman who can't raise her arm has acupuncture needles placed in her calf and immediately regains full mobility. Must see!

 

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by Atula Gupta

Researchers from the China Meitan General Hospital have found that acupuncture, the procedure of inserting needles at specific points on the body, can help in the delivery process by speeding it up. The researchers also added that the procedure was safe for mom and the baby...

 

Editor's Note: This is a great article for people who like research studies confirming the effectiveness of acupuncture. The researchers in this study used electroacupuncture at a single acupuncture point to demonstrate that acupuncture can shorten the duration of the active phase of the first labor stage. This is great news for all expectant moms!

 

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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 Hal Mosher

Animals are an integral part of our lives as they serve as reminders of our deep connection to nature. The animal mind has not been tainted by societal conventions, and more importantly neither has its instincts. In martial arts practice, we try to cultivate the sense of ourselves we had before our societal conditioning...

 

 

 

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by Harriet Beinfield and Efram Korngold

How can we adjust our psychic and body rhythm to suit the season? What happens within us is mirrored by the natural world around us. During the frost of winter, plants submerge their lifeblood into their roots, animals thicken their hides, and ponds harden into ice. Movement slows, as matter and energy concentrate...

 

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Editor's Note: Dr. Maryam Mahanian takes us on a trip through a traditional chinese medicine store and explains some of the most commonly used medicinal herbs.

 


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Editor's Note: In this interesting video, Dr Maryam Mahanian discussion single Chinese herbs and their various uses. The video was shot in a traditional Chinese herb shop (The Sunny Day Herb Shop) in Vancouver, Canada.

 

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Editor's Note: This video contains basic information on acupuncture, qi, the needles, and treatment.

 

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by Michael Ishii

Today, though a cure is not currently known for the HIV virus strains, within Eastern medicine there exist principles to strengthen the immune system, expel pathogens and attempt to keep the person living with HIV in good health. Eastern medicine can play a very powerful adjunct and supportive role in the care of people living with the HIV virus...

 

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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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