Posts Tagged ‘ Traditional Chinese Medicine ’

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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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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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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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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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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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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