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 Thomas Garran

Albizia julibrissin (合欢) is a commonly used herb in Chinese medicine to calm the spirit. Both the flower and bark are used, and they are both used to calm the spirit, but they also have some differences...


Editor’s Note:
Albizia is one of my favorite herbs to use clinically. Patients with depression notice a sense of calm and inspiration. Acupuncture helps a lot with depression as well, but if I had my back to the wall I'd pick albizia.

 

 

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by Lynn Jaffee

Myra is a spirited woman in her late sixties who I’ve been seeing off and on over the past year for back pain. Every time she comes into my clinic, Myra is coughing. There are some days that it’s so loud, I’m afraid she’d going to expire on the spot. We’ve spent lots of time talking about this cough...

 

 

 

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See how easy and pain free getting acupuncture is. Weight loss can easily be treated through acupuncture, herbs, and proper nutrition. Obesity has become a serious issue in most Western countries... 

 

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by Dr. Andy Rosenfarb
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is not just an disease of the eye, it's an effect of a larger systemic disease pattern. In holistic eye care, we realize that symptoms like central vision loss and low vision are always effects of systemic health issues. We need to understand and correct the underlying causes - treating symptoms has proven to be insufficient...

 

 

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by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

The FDA issued a strong warning that will go on labels for three widely used drugs that treat anemia for cancer and dialysis patients: Procrit, Aranesp and Epogen, saying the drugs cause stokes and cardiac problems and speed the growth of malignant tumors...

 

Editor's Note: Chinese medicine is becoming more accepted as adjunctive treatment for cancer patients. Sloan Kettering now has a certification program for acupuncturists. One of the problems cancer patients face is the detriment to their bodies from aggressive chemo and radiation treatment...

 

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Editor's Note: This is a great news segment on veterinary acupuncture. It describes its use for not only pain control, but for allergies, liver and kidney disease, and many other conditions. Over 1/3 of veterinarians either practice or recommend traditional Chinese medicine to their patients. Amazing!

 

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Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a really sweet story of a dog who lost one of his legs to cancer. His owners turned to acupuncture when they saw he was experiencing a lot of pain. The treatments have helped him return to his normal, active lifestyle. So great!

 

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by Andres Vergara, LAc, MAc & Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH

In Chinese medicine, the spleen and kidneys play an important role in metabolism. We are not referring to the literal and anatomical kidneys and spleens alone. These organs are actually the gross manifestations, two of five of the essential processes or functions our whole selves cycle through on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. The spleen represents the function of transformation and digestion and it, working in partnership with the pancreas and stomach, are responsible for converting food and water into fuel and energy that the body can use to sustain itself...

 

Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a great article that explains metabolism and weight gain from a Chinese Medicine perspective. The functions of different organ systems are discussed, along with herb and food recommendations to nourish and balance the body.

 

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Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: I use electric acupuncture a lot in my private practice. It works great for muscle pain, tendonitis, and arthritis among many conditions. Many patients ask to see what it looks like when the leads are attached to the needles. Here is a quick demonstration of a typical treatment.

 

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by Martin Eisen

Tai Chi has increased in popularity in the western world. It often appears in the background of advertisements of unrelated products. It is recommended for seniors and by the American Arthritis Society, which has its own simplified version. Many health clubs and martial arts studios offer Tai Chi classes...

 

Editor's Note: My colleague Marty Eisen writes an interesting article about points to think about when one is considering learning tai qi or qi gong. These are meditative exercises that fall under the umbrella of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) due to their health benefits from Qi (vital energy) cultivation. Marty also discusses problems with scientific studies of tai qi and qi gong and why they likely do not accurately assess the benefits of these medical arts.

 

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by Beth Cefalu

Millions of people say acupuncture is just what the doctor ordered as an excellent alternative to ease aches and pains.  But, how does it work?...

 

Editor's Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Acupuncture IS just what the doctor ordered! In five years the use of acupuncture increased in this country by 1 million people! This segment explains how acupuncture works and showcases its effectiveness for conditions such as allergies, menopause, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders to name a few.

 

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Body Clock

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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