by Sara Calabro, LAc
Holidays, whether fun or stressful, are nothing if not distracting. With them now past, people may notice the return of emotional symptoms that surfaced just before the holiday season began. The biomedical community calls this SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, a condition that describes mood shifts associated with changing seasons. Acupuncturists call it normal...
Editor's Note: Many people react strongly to seasonal changes and often feel better when someone explains to them that according to Chinese medicine, these are natural changes in mood and not necessarily a sign of dysfunction.
by Arthur Rosenfeld
Recently I've been involved in creating and hosting a series of documentaries on integrative medicine. The three films are aimed at healthcare professionals. The first is about the science of tai chi, the second is about the science of meditation and the third is about the science of acupuncture. I've just wound up the last on-location filming (interviewing experts) for the acupuncture film, and am struck by how this ancient healing modality is blossoming in popularity across the country...
Editor's Note: This article is a good introduction to acupuncture to those who have not tried the modality.
Editor's Note: In this video, Dr. Eleanor Walker discusses findings of her study showing effectiveness of acupuncture relieving hot flashes for breast cancer patients.
by Dylan Jawahir, LAc, LMT
One should think of massage therapy as natural medicine. It falls into the category of alternative medicine, but loses the spotlight to other more intriguing therapies, such as acupuncture and yoga. Although it's not as glamorous, massage should be considered as the very first therapy when it comes to treating pain in the body. Here's why...
by Sharon Yeung
Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of people at some point in their lives. Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work and is one of the most common reasons to seek medical care, including acupuncture...
by Zacciah Blackburn
Sound Healing is the new buzz word in complementary therapy. Sound healing therapies are being incorporated into traditional and non-traditional healing practices, more and more, from one’s own meditation room, to practitioners utilizing traditional massage, reiki, acupuncture, shamanism, nutrition, psychology, and standard medical practices. One heart surgeon recently was reported to say, “Any surgeon not using music (therapy) in the operating room is simply being negligent,” because he has found it so significantly effective in his patients recovery...
by Eti Domb, LAc
Chinese medicine treats the various symptoms of allergies effectively. The beauty of Chinese medicine is that we treat the underlying issue that makes the internal environment susceptible...
Editor's Note: Everybody knows someone with allergies. From grass, to house dust, animals, to foods, allergies can be mild to life threatening. Share this article and help reduce suffering in a person’s life.
by Sharon A. Wyse, L.Ac.
One reason that traditional Chinese medicine is so beneficial in treating symptoms of PMS is because the therapy involved focuses on treating the root of the problem rather then just the present symptoms. Because most of the symptoms related to PMS are subjective, many Western practitioners are at a loss when it comes to treating PMS and are quick to prescribe medications...
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