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:  I am so happy acupuncture is being recognized and used in top universities and treatment centers. In this video, Duke University researchers compiled a list of studies and found acupuncture to be more effective than medications for chronic headaches. It explains the research, results, and typical treatment course for headaches. So exciting!



by Cynthia Shahan

A recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine is concluding what many practitioners of acupuncture already believe is possible and even have experience with — treating common respiratory problems is one of the easy successes of acupuncture...


Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This article showcases the findings of a recent study in which acupuncture plays an effective role in the treatment of COPD. I did not know COPD is predicted to be one leading causes of death worldwide by 2020, which is why this in an incredible study! I hope this article educates and brings awareness to patients and healthcare providers to consider acupuncture as a beneficial treatment option.



Editor's Note: Pain is relieved immediately. Range of Motion is fully restored in one treatment! You'll be amazed. This video was filmed in Korea. ~Kath



by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

Interestingly, it is only women in Western, developed countries who experience perimenopausal complaints. Women in Asian and underdeveloped countries are not plagued with adverse symptoms associated with the cessation of menstruation. Why is this so? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, perimenopausal symptoms are due to the accumulated effects of the stressors of our modern lifestyle...

Editor's Note: Studies are showing acupuncture is effective in treating perimenopause. This article discussed how Chinese medicine treats perimenopause symptoms.




Editor's Note: This video shows the instant pain relief offered by the Balance Method. Intrigued, after the first seminar, I tried using the Balance Method a bit in my clinic. I was interested in the results and began taking more classes. When you see this video you will understand why I got hooked and now use the Balance Method of acupuncture exclusively in my clinic...



by Jennifer Dubowsky, LAc

Astragalus is actually a genus of plant with over 2000 species. Its name, “Huang qi” means “yellow leader” because this long yellow tap root is one of the most important herbs in traditional Chinese medicine and commonly used...






Editor's Note from Kirsten Van Nostran: In Chinese medicine it is common to include herbs in cooking. This video shows how to make 8 treasure soup for tonifying qi and blood.




Editor's Note: This video gives a quick introduction to a few Chinese herbs that are used as tonics individually and in formulas.


by Christiane Siebert
As our current system of delivering healthcare in America has reached its breaking point—something that won’t be remedied by the recent timid health reform—preventive medicine has become a new buzz word. But what does it mean?






by Staness Jonekos

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. I was one of them until acupuncture, and I now live relatively pain free...


Editor's Note: This is a wonderful description of acupuncture and how effective it can be at treating chronic pain.




by Ziki Dekel, LAc

In the nearly 35 years since acupuncture was popularized in the United States a great deal of research has been done to investigate the scientific basis for acupuncture and herbal medicine. The most commonly held group of theories as to how acupuncture works suggest that acupuncture has a direct effect on the human nervous system, and that by modulating the patient's central nervous system, a therapeutic result is achieved...



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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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