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Acupuncture F.A.Q.

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the main tool of Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM). It is used to treat health on Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual and Sexual level – in other words, it can address any and improve all health issues. How does Acupuncture work? Ancient Chinese observed that all of our body functions, talents, abilities, senses, emotions...
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High price of slow progress

A recent article posted on Bloomberg News site reports that there may be a connection between Prostate Cancer and early balding. Specifically, Western Scientists report that balding at age 20 will double (statistical) risk of developing Prostate Cancer later in life. This sounds like it could become a very useful discovery, especially for man...
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Body Clock

Most of Eastern Philosophy and Medicine comes from observing Nature and the Universe. Ancient Chinese realized early that most things in Nature are cyclical and by observing the human body’s patterns, established that our own energy (Qi) also moves on daily and on annual cycles. If you often wake up in the middle of...
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Ways to select points in Five Element Acupuncture

In Five Element Acupuncture, we use four different ways to select points when treating any condition: 1. Locally – in the case of a sports injury, we can choose the area around the injury sight and treat it locally to encourage the body to send energy to that specific location. 2. Point – all of Acupuncture...
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Winter is the Best Time to Treat…

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each Element has a different season of the year associated with it. Organs that belong to each Element will respond best when treated during their season. As we said before, the Season of Winter corresponds to Water Element. Season Element Organs Spring Wood Gallbladder and Liver Summer Fire Small Intestine, Heart, Triple Heater and Pericardium Late Summer Earth Stomach and...
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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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The Five Element Theory (part 2)

Just like they affect everything in the Universe, Five Elements also determine how our bodies and minds work. According to the Five Element Theory, the Human body is a microcosm of Nature. It contains different networks for distributing Blood, Moisture and Qi and two groups of Organs are responsible for this: Yin (Solid) organs and...
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Acupuncture Theory

Acupuncture and The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a result of thousands of years of study and observation. Like Western Medicine, it is a product of many different schools of thought and many different influences, among others: Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian. In the West, our approach to life has been to conquer the Earth and...
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Why Acupuncture?

If you are here, it may already be clear to you why we should learn and / or practice Acupuncture. If its not clear yet, here are a few reasons: Acupuncture treats the whole body – not just the symptom. It will not just remove your migraine, it will also remove all of other symptoms...
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