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Acupuncture and Tradtional Chinese Medicine

Case Study: Digestive Issues and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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BW came to me complaining of intense pain in his stomach and also along the left underside of his ribcage (which, incidentally, is called the ‘hypochondriac region’; ‘hypochondrium’ derived from the Greek word for ‘abdomen’).  He said he had lost his appetite, and he was feeling very tired - pretty close to the point of exhaustion.  BW was in his early 60’s, and otherwise was in very good health.  He got plenty of exercise, he ate well, and he slept
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5 Tips on Boosting Your Immune System Naturally

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Been sick yet this year? If not, you're one of the lucky ones. Since the cold weather started creeping in, more and more viruses have been spreading around. And with stress from work or school, your immunity is going to take a kicking time and time again this coming cold and flu season. Here are some tips on how you can get through your day while fighting off those nasty bugs at the same time: 1. Huang Qi it up.
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Pregnancy: Massage Therapy and Acupuncture

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Whether or not you should have massage or acupuncture when you're pregnant has been debated in some circles, causing confusion with some pregnant women. When you're pregnant, you of course only want the best for your growing baby! As a result you'll do, or not do, whatever it takes. Since acupuncture and massage therapy can both provide great relief from some of the discomforts that come along with carrying a child (including aches and pains, as well as nausea, headaches,
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3 Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Health

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If you've read a little or heard a little about feng shui, you may know that it applies the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) theory of Qi (energy) flow to the world outside your body. So where you can use herbs and acupuncture for your body's energy flow, you can use feng shui in your home and work spaces to enhance your health. Sound good? Of course it does! Feng shui has become more and more popular as people find ways
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How Acupuncture Works

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You may have heard that acupuncture is great for relieving stress, pain, sleep issues, digestive disorders, breathing problems, headaches, fertility concerns, and so on... but do you know how it actually does all these things? Well, the answer is both complicated and simple. Confused yet? Keep reading. Remember that acupuncture (a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine, aka TCM) is not based on scientific, but rather clinical evidence. That is to say, 5000 years ago when people first started figuring out
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5 Ways Your Spleen is Different in Chinese Medicine

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If you know much about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), you probably know that acupuncture and TCM practitioners view your internal organs in a much different way than your science-based conventional medicine does.  While both frameworks of medicine are important to our health care, TCM is unique in that it views your body as a direct reflection of the world and the universe around it, and vice versa.  That is to say that everything that exists within the world and the
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A Good Massage – from a TCM Perspective

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="136"] Chair Massage at Yellow Gazebo[/caption] Although acupuncture is my specialty and not massage, I've been lucky enough to have had some great training in massage, and I've worked with massage therapists for several years. I'd like this blog to talk about what I think a good massage should be, according to what I've learned in school and in practice. Just to give you some background, I am an acupuncturist trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and
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