Category: Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Candidiasis

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Candidiasis

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Candidiasis
By: Wei Liu, MD (China), MPH, L.Ac. Lic. Nutritionist and Changzhen Gong, PhD, MS
Candidiasis has become a "hot" topic over the past few years among health-conscious individuals in the United States. Candidiasis is a condition that results from the overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans. Candida cells are part of the normal flora of our bodies found in our mouth, vagina, intestines, and other organs. When they gr

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The Spirit of Renewal Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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The Spirit of Renewal  Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Spirit of Renewal: Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
Spring: It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around.

While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit.
The Principle of the Five Elements

The five elements refer to wood, fi

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A Comparison of the Influence of Chinese and Western Philosophies on the Development of TCM and West

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A Comparison of the Influence of Chinese and Western Philosophies on the Development of TCM and West

A Comparison of the Influence of Chinese and Western Philosophies on the Development of TCM and Western Medicine
By: Attilio D’Alberto BSc (Hons) TCM

Introduction

Various cultures throughout history have sought to orient a life view to understand the relationships between birth, death, sickness and health. When civilised cultures developed their skills and became specialised, healthcare physicians became a separated class within the community. Since then, they have sought to infl

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The Definition of Qi

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The Definition of  Qi

The Definition of "Qi"
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
Qi (pronounced “chee”) can be defined as the “force” or “vital substance” that animates and controls the observable functions of living beings. The basic foundation for Asian medicine is that this vital substance flows through the body on channels known as “meridians” that connect all of our major organs.

According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or blocked

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Acupuncture Helps with Fibromyalgia Symptoms

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Acupuncture Helps with Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Acupuncture Helps with Fibromyalgia Symptoms
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
The June 2007 edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports on a study that found acupuncture helpful in treating the fatigue and anxiety commonly experienced by fibromyalgia patients.  The study lends credence to patients' belief that nontraditional methods may improve their health. In Mayo's trial, patients who received acupuncture to counter their fibromyalgia symptoms reported improvement in fatigue and anxie

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Yin-Yang Balance and Food Choice

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Yin-Yang Balance and Food Choice

Yin-Yang Balance and Food Choice
By: Linda Prout for Acufinder Magazine Linda Prout
Whether you turn to acupuncture or allopathic medicine for healing, choosing the right foods for your constitution will speed your progress.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), health is a state of balance in which food choice is key. As a longtime nutritionist I can report profound positive changes when people get their food selections right.

Nutritional balance from a TCM pe

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Diabetes is Treatable with Chinese Medicine

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Diabetes is Treatable with Chinese Medicine

Diabetes is Treatable with Chinese Medicine
By: Sophia Tang, L.Ac.
Diabetes is treatable! Chinese medicine has already provided a solution dated back 2000 years ago!

Do you suspect that you could have diabetes? If you are having the following symptoms you may already have diabetes.

Some diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, increased fatigue, irritability, and so on... 

Western medical profession

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Treating Macular Degneration with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Treating Macular Degneration with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Treating Macular Degneration with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
By: Andy Rosenfarb, MTOM, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H.  
Macular Degeneration (ARMD-Aged Related Macular Degeneration) is the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, a tiny yellowish area near the center of the retina.  The macula functions to give us clear central vision and fine detailed images.  The deterioration of the macula affects an individual’s central vision - the ability to read, write, drive and

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Step into Wellness

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Step into Wellness

Step into Wellness
By: Diane Joswick L.Ac.

One of the many ways that walking can promote health and wellness is by putting gentle pressure on Yongquan (Bubbling Spring), an acupuncture point on the sole of the foot.

In Oriental health theory, this is the starting point of the Kidney meridian and s

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Acupuncture For Dysmenorrhea

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Acupuncture For Dysmenorrhea

Acupuncture For Dysmenorrhea
By: Andrew Lagomarsino LAc

Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation occurs before, during, and after a woman's menstruation.  The cramping can occurs mainly in the lower abdomen, but can also be experienced in the lower back and even down the legs.  Pain symptoms vary from woman to woman but normally present as throbbing, sharp pain that often come and go or a constant, dull pain.  Often, in severe cases, there is nausea and vomiting, sometimes ligh

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