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My Favorite Acupuncture Books

My Favorite Acupuncture Books

Here is the list of my top 4 Acupuncture Books. All are available online and many bookstores carry those titles as well. Traditional Acupuncture, the Law of the Five Elements by Dianne Connelly. Written in 1975 and updated in 1994, this is still the best book on (Traditional) Five Element Acupuncture. Dianne covers all the...
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Everything is Everything

We are one. All created by other humans, given birth by a mother. We all need food to grow, air to breathe, shelter to survive. We grow unstoppably, seek love and connection. We have to share our lives and experiences with others as we age and gain wisdom. Eventually, we die. No human can...
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Welcome to the Season of Water

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each of the Five Elements has a Season of the year associated with it. Wood has Spring, Fire – Summer, Earth – Late (Indian) Summer, Metal has Autumn and Water completes the cycle with  December, January and February. Winter months are meant for rest, recuperation, stillness and contemplation. Just like...
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Why practice Acupuncture?

To practice Acupuncture is to commit to a calling of the highest order. In my opinion, there is no other career / profession that makes more sense in this world. This is  a “bold statement” so please let me explain what I mean. I believe that we come to this world in order to learn...
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Diagnosis in Acupuncture

When considering Acupuncture, it is important to understand how the Diagnosis and Treatment differ from the Western Medicine model. The fundamental difference between Acupuncture and Western Medicine lies in the way we diagnose patients. In the Western model, most of the time, patient is referred to a specialist – a Doctor who focuses on specific...
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CF Theory

So far we’ve covered the theories of Qi, Yin-Yang and Five Elements. To use those theories in real life, we need another piece of the puzzle, the CF theory. CF stands for “Constitutional Factor”. It is one of the Five Elements and each person has a CF. In Acupuncture, we call CF our “greatest strength...
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I am a runner

One of the best ways to quickly improve your health and to keep your body and Immune System in top shape is to exercise regularly. The aim is to improve your metabolism by increasing your body’s circulation of blood and Qi. Exercising will also strengthen your heart and lungs, cause sweat to eliminate toxins...
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Lifestyle

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are meant to be used for elimination of disease and for life-long maintenance of health. The obvious benefits of staying healthy and performing to the best of our abilities are even more pronounced in this day and age of emerging new weather patterns, high stress workplaces and declining...
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Choosing the Practitioner

In just 40 years, Acupuncture has grown to a global alternative for medical treatment. There is hardly a town anymore that doesn’t have an Acupuncturist so it is easy to find one and start getting your “body-mind-soul” healthier. The best way to choose a practitioner is to meet them first. Every Acupuncturist is different...
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Acupuncture Treatment

Every Acupuncture treatment has two parts: the diagnosis and the needling. The Acupuncture Practitioner will observe, ask, listen and feel in order to create an accurate picture of Patient’s health. Regardless if it is the first meeting between the Patient and the Practitioner, every treatment will start with a conversation about what is happening...
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