Category: Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Cholesterol Management

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Acupuncture for Cholesterol Management

Acupuncture for Cholesterol Management
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

This is a great time to take charge of your heart health and look at ways to lower cholesterol!

One out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop heart disease sometime in their life. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States and about 1.25 million heart attacks occur each year in the United States.

Research has clearly shown that lowering cholesterol

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Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture

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Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture

Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture
By: Georjana Shames LAc Dipl.OM CMT

The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces thirty distinct hormones each of which has a very specific job to do. This system controls your physical growth, mood, hormone output, reproduction, mental functionality, and immune system. When not working properly you become more susceptible to disease and your ability to fight off infection is weakened. Endocrine glands a

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British Program Aims to Use Acupuncture, Reiki to Help At-Risk Youth

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British Program Aims to Use Acupuncture, Reiki to Help At-Risk Youth

British Program Aims to Use Acupuncture, Reiki to Help At-Risk Youth
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
The British Home Office is overseeing a £5 million program that treats children in deprived communities to acupuncture, reiki massage, and other therapeutic techniques in an effort to reduce the stress and, it is hoped, their potential to turn to drugs, alcohol, and crime.

The Positive

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Diagnosis of the Tongue

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Diagnosis of the Tongue

Diagnosis of the Tongue
By: Acufinder.com
Tongue diagnosis is an important part of the Chinese medical assessment. During an examination, the overall tongue coating, shape, and color is taken into account.

The tongue reflects the health of the internal organs and blood circulation. Changes in the tongue color usually reflect chronic illness. As your health changes, the condition of your tongue will change as well.

A normal tongue is pink in color, medium thickness, has no crack

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Acupuncture Shows Promise in Cancer Treatment

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Acupuncture Shows Promise in Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Cancer Treatment
By: Acufinder.com
There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer is effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects as well as a lowered immune system. Acupuncture has received much attention as an adjunctive therapy in cancer treatments for its use in pain relief, reducing side effects, accelerating recovery and improving quality of l

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Dan Tian Breathing Connecting to the Center

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Dan Tian Breathing  Connecting to the Center

Dan Tian Breathing: Connecting to the Center
By: Lee Holden, L.Ac.
What does it mean to be centered? In Qi Gong terms, it signifies having energy in the center of the body. The center is called Dan Tian, which means “elixir field” and a place to store energy. Think of the Dan Tian as a reservoir and a place of inner strength.  The Dan Tian, located in the lower abdomen between the navel and the public bone, corresponds to the physical functions of digestion, elimination, and reprod

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Chinese Medicine and Infant Colic

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Chinese Medicine and Infant Colic

Chinese Medicine and Infant Colic
By: Bob Flaws, L.Ac., FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)
Colic is a word that can strike fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. But it needn’t be so. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine has a healthful approach to preventing and treating colic that parents have sworn by for thousands of years.

Colic is the bane of many new parents. It refers to inconsolable, extended crying in a baby who is otherwise healthy and well-fed. Of course, every bab

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Qi Gong The Art of Effortless Flow

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Qi Gong  The Art of Effortless Flow

Qi Gong: The Art of Effortless Flow
By: Lee Holden, L.Ac. for Acufinder Magazine
Qi Gong is the ancient Chinese system of self-cultivation. Developed over 3,000 years ago, it was used specifically as a means by which individuals may take full responsibility of their own health and vitality. In fact, Qi Gong was used in conjunction with other medical practices like acupressure, acupuncture, and herbology as the chief forms of medicine at the time.

Qi Gong is known as “the method

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Can acupuncture enhance sexual desire and pleasure

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Can acupuncture enhance sexual desire and pleasure

Can acupuncture enhance sexual desire and pleasure?
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used to strengthen and promote optimal sexual health for centuries. Chinese Emperors took their sexual health quite seriously and would consult with a team of physicians if they experienced any difficulties in the bedroom. While Oriental medicine is well know for improving men’s sexual performance; in fact, there have been medical textbooks devoted to the subject; acupun

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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

For some people it is experienced as the uncomfortable sensation of "pins and needles" or burning pain (especially at night) of their hands or feet. Others may suffer even more extreme symptoms such as muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction.

With more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathies in existence, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of

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