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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 Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., and
Efrem Korngold, L.Ac.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference in 1997 stated, "The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western medical therapies. One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs and other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions..."

 

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by Alan Jansson

Just about everyone has heard that acupuncture is good for pain, headaches, lower back problems etc.

But few, including many of my colleagues in Acupuncture and Allied Modalities realize how potent skillfully applied acupuncture can be in promoting better health and in the case of Olympic Gold Medalist Emma Snowsill, a way of recapturing her competitive mojo...

 

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by Dylan Jawahir, LAc, LMT

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child from unprotected, well-timed intercourse over the course of a year.  Given that definition, there are many people who try for only a few months before they decree themselves barren and seek outside help from a specialist...

 

 

 

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by Michael Ishii

In Eastern Medicine food is a form of therapeutic treatment.  We believe that what a patient eats has a tremendous effect on their health. Therefore, patients can do much to participate in treating illness and in maintaining health and wellness. This is a tremendously empowering concept...

 

 

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Editor's Note: Here's an interesting series of videos demonstrating how acupuncturists might treat asthma using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) style of acupuncture. The acupuncturist, Li Zheng, is a graduate of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the most presigious TCM college in China. She received her PhD in biomedical science from the Medical College of Ohio and was a researcher trained at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Click "read more" for the following 5 videos...

 

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by Andres VergaraLAc, MAc and Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH

The concept of sweet that we tend to think of in the west is very different from the way traditional systems, like Chinese medicine classify sweet foods. Sweet foods in any traditional system include nearly all vegetables, meats, as well as whole grains and legummes. These foods comprise the basis of a healthy diet...

 

Editor´s Note: This is a great article that explains the concept of 'sweet' foods according to Chinese medicine. It offers an explanation to the process of cravings, and a simple and convenient way to counteract a sweet tooth.

 

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by Monica Robbins

Licensed for more than 20 years, Bower sees both children and adults with ADHD, and says for them acupuncture is a complimentary form of medicine.

It works well in addition to other treatments, such as behavioral therapy and nutritional plans. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the body's energy or "qi" flows freely when you are well. But, it can become blocked or weakened...

 

Editor's Note: This is a great article explaining ADHD, which is a very common condition affecting many children and adults. Acupuncture treatments are used to balance the person's organ systems and internal energy, which in turn alleviates the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and anxiety among other things. A patient's own experience is highlighted as to how well the treatments have worked for her. Acupuncture is a great alternative or adjunct to medication and other therapies. 

 

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by Therese Walsh, LAc, PhD

Consumptive diseases have been grouped into a category of “Miscellaneous Diseases” (Za Bing) by Zhang Zhongjing in his text Jin Gui Lao Yue (Synopsis of Prescriptions of the Golden Cabinet) written in 220 A.C.E2., during the Han Dynasty. This text proves to be one of the most important references used by doctors of herbal medicine for the past 1,800 years...


 

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by Bailey Mosier

Have you ever wondered why the downward facing dog yoga position is so popular and believed to be so good for the body? One author and acupuncturist tells us why we should strike this pose...

 

Editor's Note: This article combines theories from my two favorite practices in life: acupuncture and yoga! The author explains why one of the most common poses in yoga is also great for opening the bladder meridian, which is the longest channel in the body. I often tell my patients to do acupuncture and yoga right after one another for this reason!

 

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by Sara Calabro

Acupuncturists have a name for the time when their patients are resting with needles. They call it “cooking.” Some people call it “torture.”

A recent article on common excuses for not getting acupuncture listed fear of needles as the number-one excuse. In response to this article, a popular sentiment arose, highlighting a type of needle fear that often flies under the radar...

 

Editor´s Note: I see many first-time acupuncture patients and fear of being 'stuck' is definitely one of the top reasons they've confessed to staying away from acupuncture in general. Even when they they've read and heard so many great things about it, fear often overwhelms action. Sara explains two simple steps to overcome this fear, which will allow you to sink into that deep euphoric state of relaxation. Which many, including Sara, call 'nap time.'

 

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by Mika Ono, Yuan Wang & Warren Sheir

I'm always fascinated when science and traditional Chinese medicine overlap, so I was particularly interested in some recent scientific studies coming out of The Scripps Research Institute about "addiction" to junk food...

 

Editor's Note: I completely agree with this article. Without standing on a soap box for too long, I have to say that removing sugar, fruit juice, and processed grains from my diet for 40 days was one of the harder “special diets” I’ve attempted...

 

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by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

Stress. We all have it. The question is, “How do I get rid of it?!”    

The answer lies not only in eliminating the causes, but also in learning to manage life’s curveballs. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are useful in the management end.  Lifestyle counseling can help with the causes. How can acupuncture help, and what can you do stop stress in its tracks?...

 

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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,panerai replica watches established that our own energy (Qi) also moves on daily and on annual cycles.

 

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