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"ChadD" is an acupuncturist from United States of America. With schooling from the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS. They joined us in 2021.

30 Most Recent Blog Posts by "ChadD"

Simple Qigong Exercise Found To Improve Sleep and Mood In Postmenopausal Women (10/2022)

Sleep issues, depression and anxiety are commonly experienced by the roughly 1 billion women around the world who are currently in their postmenopausal years. And while sleep issues are a growing problem in the general population they are particularly heightened...

Exploring The “How” Of The Protective Effects Electro-Acupuncture Offers To Diabetic Kidney Disease (9/2022)

Publishing in the journal “Zhen Ci Yan Jiu” (“Acupuncture Research”), a team of researchers recently explored the clinical mechanisms behind a simple combination of acupuncture points aiding a complex disease process. Their paper is titled “Protective effect and mechanism of...

Electro-Acupuncture May Aid Substances To Cross Blood-Brain Barrier (5/2022)

The blood-brain barrier is a defense mechanism in our body to protect our brain. It works to protect us from harmful substances, while allowing substances required by the brain such as water and oxygen. There are a range of potential...

Xiao Yao Wan Becomes A Legally Registered TCM Formula in the European Union - But TCM Regulations Vary (4/2022)

EU member states arguably have better healthcare systems, cost controls and outcomes over countries such as the United States (general source). Along those lines, the EU has made tremendous strides in broad ranges of consumer and data protections and workers...

Meta-Analysis Finds “Navel Therapy” Effective For Menstrual Pain (4/2022)

Primary dysmenorrhea, pain associated with menstruation, affects many women during their reproductive years. Prevalence estimates range from around 40% to upwards of 90%, so it can be easily stated as common. For around 10-20% of women the menstrual pain can...

Visualization Meditation - A Tibetan Technique From Kalu Rinpoche (3/2022)

There are numerous meditation and mindfulness based techniques and approaches. Some are more tied to certain religious/spiritual traditions such as Vipassana, TM, and Metta Meditation, others are from modern therapeutic approaches such as the many variations of mindfulness techniques and...

“Hemp Seed Formula” Found Beneficial for Constipation in Cancer Patients (3/2022)

Chinese Medicine provides for a broad range of potential applications within the realm of cancer, both in conjunction with western approaches or entirely on its own. In cases, Chinese Medicine can be a good balancing point to western medicine, so...

“Restrain the Liver” Herbal Formula Helpful In Children With Tourette’s Syndrome (3/2022)

Yi Gan Wan is one of any number of formulas with potential usages for anxiety and related symptomology. Yi Gan Wan was originally designed for children (with issues such as fright, insomnia, anxiety, etc.), and now in modern times is...

Anxiety Improved By Acupuncture And Electroacupuncture - With or Without Pharmaceuticals (2/2022)

Globally, mental disorders, notably anxiety and depression, are a massive problem with hundreds of millions of people suffering, many with little or no access to treatment. The situation appears to be worsened by all of the experiences and changes related...

Diabetes, Brain Health, and the role of Astragalus (2/2022)

Diabetes Global Outlook Over 450 million people in the world (over 6% of the global population) are affected by type 2 diabetes. It is the 9th leading cause of mortality (up from the 18th leading cause in 1990 (source). The...

Acupuncture For Female Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Helps Avoid Endometriosis (12/2021)

Rheumatoid Arthritis alone can be an incredibly difficult condition to live with. Unfortunately the underlying processes contributing to RA and the systemic effects of having RA may also lead to the development of a host of other conditions and issues....

Tai Chi Instruction Videos - Yang Style 12 Large Frame (1/2022)

The following set of videos (which will be updated weekly until we finish) covers a Yang Style Tai Chi Form known as the 12 Movement Large Frame Form. It is very good for improving broader waist movements and power delivery...

Tai Chi Instruction Videos - Yang Style 42 Big Circle Form (1/2022)

We haven't been able to have our regular Tai Chi classes in person due to the covid-19 pandemic. To aid my students as well as others, I've been putting together a series of instructional videos that are broken out in...

Basic Mineral and Vitamin Supplements Could Limit Covid-19 Progression (Study) (2/2022)

At this point there is a lot of unknowns about the proper direction treatment should head in covid-19 patients. A couple months ago I wrote in "Chinese Medicine Lifestyle And Herbal Approaches To The Coronavirus" about general TCM approaches that...

Chinese Medicine Lifestyle And Herbal Approaches To The Coronavirus (12/2021)

The coronavirus is currently appearing in the US and has spread well throughout large parts of the world. As time has passed since the first cases in China, we are starting to see the viability and effectiveness of a variety...

Study Explores Anti-Asthmatic Effects Of Moxibustion (12/2021)

Moxibustion, or "moxa", is a widely utlizied adjunctive technique in Chinese Medicine. It involves the burning of an herb, ai ye ("mugwort") on or near the skin at certain points or above certain areas based on symptoms. A general introduction...

The Inner Workings of Herb-Partitioned Moxibustion For Crohn's Disease (12/2021)

Crohn's disease is one of a number of inflammatory bowel diseases. Generally symptoms involve inflammation modulated abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss and malnutrition. The prevalence of the condition is higher in smokers and in those who overuse NSAID's and/or antibiotics,...

Tai Chi Found To Slow Early Parkinson's Progression Delaying Need For Levodopa (12/2021)

There are nearly endless volumes of Tai Chi research and the health benefits that arise from the practice of it. Some studies are exclusive to understanding the mechanisms of Tai Chi and others attempt to see the differences between it...

Study Finds Red Yeast Rice Lowers Risk Of Developing Diabetes (12/2021)

Red yeast rice, known as "hong qu" in Chinese Medicine, is a very commonly used herb to aid in lowering cholesterol levels. Besides cholesterol levels, studies on hong qu are seeing a range of positive effects on inflammation/autoimmune activity, diabetes,...

Bloodletting Found Effective For Migraines - no not "that" bloodletting... (12/2021)

People suffering with migraines may do just about anything to be rid of them. What about bloodletting? While bloodletting sounds straight out of the middle ages, it is actually a fairly mild technique used within acupuncture for a range of...

Lack Of Sunlight May Promote Development Of Metabolic Syndrome (12/2021)

Metabolic syndrome is a multivariate set of issues where health problems such as hypertension, fluctuating blood sugars, obesity, cholesterol levels and other markers lead towards a range of the more commonly experienced chronic problems such as diabetes, heart disease and...

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Formula Shown To Prevent Post-Menopause Atherosclerosis (12/2021)

While far from a universal application, the Chinese Herbal Formula liu wei di huang wan plays an important role for aiding a range of pre and post menopausal issues in many patients. Estrogen deficiency, post-menopause, forms the backgroup of most...

Simple Combination of 3 Acupuncture Points Suppresses Systemic Inflammation and Reduces Oxidative Stress (12/2021)

Our body needs to keep a strong balance between helpful antioxidants, such as those found in plant based whole foods diets, and free radicals which have far more potential for damage. The body experiences "oxidative stress" when the balance of...

Common Chinese Herbal Formula Effective Against Post-Op Delirium (12/2021)

Post surgical delirium is more common than people may realize. According to this study it may affect up to 37-46% of the general surgical population. While symptoms may vary they generally involve changes in their ability to focus, changes in...

Ren Shen Yang Rong Wan Found Effective for Post Cancer Fatigue (12/2021)

The process of treating cancer can leave the patient exhausted on nearly every possible level. Even when treatments are effective, the patient may be left with considerable fatigue for months to years after remission. While there are a host of...

The Biochemistry Of How Moxibustion Aids Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS) (12/2021)

While IBS is often related to a relatively long pattern of poor dietary and lifestyle choices, there are cases where it seems to "come on" quite sudden. What is known as post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome or "PI-IBS" is the diagnosis...

Simple Dietary Switch for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Proves Helpful (Study) (12/2021)

Within Chinese and Western Medicine there are a near infinite number of dietary reocmmendations. Some of these recommendations have strong research backed correlations with improvements in various health factors, and some don't. Within Chinese Medicine is can get even more...

Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy - Initial Results Vary with Age, BMI and Pain Levels (12/2021)

The effectiveness of acupuncture in the resolution of Bell's Palsy, regardless of stage, is well accepted. There is, however, quite a range in responses and some complexity in treating cases that have become chronic when compared with more acute presentations....

Tailored Tai Chi Training Outperformed Traditional Training in Balance and Muscle Strength Measures (12/2021)

Tai chi is an effective form of exercise for overall health with volumes of studies in support of a range of benefits from avoiding falls to cardiovascular and immune health (see our section here). The training, however, can be difficult,...

Eight Brocades Qigong Eases Cancer Related Fatigue (12/2021)

The internal arts of qigong, tai chi, and meditation, among others, have been shown through numerous studies to offer the practitioner a range of health benefits. The majority of these benefits are related to cutting stress hormones and the destructive...

1 Most Recent Blog Comment by "ChadD"

Treatment of Leukemia with Tong Ren Therapy (9/2022)

I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but there is much that can be done in both western and eastern terms. Generally, from the tong ren therapy perspective, you should attend weekly the classes available for free at tong ren...

30 Most Recent Public Forum Posts by "ChadD"

Five Element Acupuncture (12/2021)

We don’t allow for individual referrals on our forums - to avoid them becoming a marketing platform. The style of acupuncture you were referring to is “five element acupuncture”. So a google search of “five element acupuncture [mytown]” should turn...

Use our search tool for previous discussions (12/2021)

https://community.yinyanghouse.com/search?q=pulmonary%20fibrosis

SunTen? (12/2021)

If you purchased from us, then, yes it is. If you purchased from someone else you would have to ask them. SunTen has been updating their packaging over the last year or so to meet some different international standards, so...

Austin (12/2021)

Hello Mary, We don’t allow posts on our forum asking for practitioner referrals as, historically, it was abused and lead to lots of spam from other practitioners, etc. That said, Austin has an enormous number of practitioners as well as...

Electroacupuncture Or Moxibustion Promote Sciatic Nerve Regeneration (Back Pain Study) (12/2021)

Lower back pain is very commonly treated with acupuncture and generally does extremely well. Of the multitudes who seek out acupuncture for back pain, many have sciatic nerve pain which can be quite debilitating. Often either through injury or direct...

Store (12/2021)

Everything we have available for sale is on our store site store.yinyanghouse.com. We do not sell any individual herbs, only formulas.

Acupuncture Shown To Be More Cost Effective, and Effective Overall, than NSAIDS for Chronic Low Back Pain (12/2021)

Chronic low back pain is an increasing problem that is adding a substantial cost to our overall health care system and lowering the overall quality of life in individuals who are suffering from it ( 1 ). While there are...

Parkinson's Disease Yields To Basic Moxibustion Treatment (Study) (12/2021)

7-10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson’s Disease with men being 1.5 times more likely to develop the condition than women. This is more than all of the people with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral...

Study Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Tinnitus (12/2021)

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing and/or sounds in the ear. The severity can range from mildly annoying to disabling. It affects over 340 million people worldwide and appears to be increasing for a not entirely clear set of reasons....

Spinal Treatments (12/2021)

We don’t allow advertising practitioners through our forums, so posts likes yours generally get removed. If you can narrow your needs down from “China” to a specific city, however, we might be able to offer some recommendations. Generally speaking spinal...

Yue Ju Wan Herbal Formula Shows Rapid Antidepressant Effect (Study) (12/2021)

In recent years modern western medicine has found more and more relationships between our digestive systems and our mental health. While it was understood long before we could explain it in biochemical terms, Chinese Medicine has long known that these...

Multiple Myeloma Maintained with Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment Alone (Case Study) (12/2021)

Multiple Myeloma (MM, Kahler’s Disease, or Plasma Cell Myeloma) is a cancer of the white blood cells. With this condition a persons body produces too many abnormal cells in the bone marrow which effectively causes the blood to thicken and...

Consults (12/2021)

I would suggest you use google to find acupuncturists in your area to consult with. We do not allow practitioners to post their practice addresses, etc. on our site.

TCM Doctor (12/2021)

If you are looking for a tcm doctor in your area, we suggest you use google, the phone book and word of mouth in your area. This is a global website, so asking without even referencing where you are is...

Acupuncture Effective for Fibromyalgia - Pain Modulators Improved For Months Following Treatments (12/2021)

Acupuncture has been shown both clinically and in plentiful research studies to be helpful for a range of pain conditions, psychological conditions as well as autoimmune conditions. Fibromyalgia is quite commonly treated and generally does quite well in large part...

Acupuncture Effective for Chemo Fatigue - 10 Trials With 1327 Patients (12/2021)

Researchers from China recently conducted a meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled clinical trials involving 1327 patients and concluded that “acupuncture is effective for CRF [chemotherapy related fatigue] management and should be recommended as a beneficial alternative therapy for CRF patients,...

Acupuncture Provides Neuroprotective Effects Against Vascular Dementia (12/2021)

Rates of vascular dementia double in the US every 5.3 years, Alzheimer’s rates double every 4.3 and they can co-exist later in life ( 1 ). While Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia are different conditions they share many of the same...

Single Acupuncture Point Found To Suppress Methamphetamine Usage (12/2021)

Roughly 1.2 million people in the US have used methamphetamine in the last year. It is the second most commonly used drug in the world with roughly .4% of the worlds population having used it. It is an extremely complex...

Account termination (12/2021)

https://community.yinyanghouse.com/t/side-effects-from-scalp-acupuncture/5452/7 Please do not spam our site for SEO reasons. It wastes our time and diminishes you as a practitioner.

Acupuncture Helpful for Maternal Separation Anxiety (12/2021)

Maternal separation anxiety involves a mother experiencing emotions of worry, sadness and/or guilt during temporary separations from their child. No study has shown precise numbers but it seems to be a somewhat common phenomena, if not under diagnosed, which according...

Need Focus and Impulse Control? - Practice Tai Chi (12/2021)

Without getting into an incredibly detailed discussion of your brain and nervous system, you have two modes of being; your sympathetic (“fight or flight”) mode and your parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) mode. Technically you need both, but many of our...

Awakening a Child From a Vegetative State with Xing Nao Kai Qiao Acupuncture (12/2021)

Persistent vegetative states (or “unresponsive wakefulness syndrome”) arise following brain damage leaving the patients in a state of partial arousal. While potential outcomes will vary depending on the causal factors, after 3-6 months chances for a complete recovery are considered...

Acupuncture for Insomnia - Mechanisms Explored (12/2021)

A range of research puts chronic insomnia rates around 30% and those with at least one bad night per week much higher, around 65%. Now the one off night of sleeplessness is probably just annoying and part of life. We...

Acupuncture Resolves Menstrual Cramps Regardless of Treatment Frequency and Technique (12/2021)

Acupuncture is used successfully to resolve a wide range of women’s health issues. Menstrual issues such as dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) are among those issues that are treated frequently and tend to do quite well with proper treatment. While a bit...

Abdominal Acupuncture for Neck Pain - Zhiyun Bo Techniques (Study) (12/2021)

Neck pain, statistically speaking, will be experienced by nearly 50% of the global population in their adult lifetime. It can be a very painful condition, which due to how we use our necks for day to day life, can limit...

Houston (12/2021)

Pilonidal syst treatment Questions Just wanted to thank you for your assists with this. My son has been in a wheel chair for 11 years and have not straightened his legs since then. He weights 180 to 200 pounds and...

So cal (12/2021)

For practitioners in your area we recommend Google or the practitioner finder.

Account temporarily banned (12/2021)

Hello Kim, I wanted to let you know that we have removed your previous two posts and temporarily banned your account from our site. The reasoning is that while you are free to post your opinions, your post was ultimately...

Coffee, Tea, and Acupuncture for Pain - They May Not Mix (12/2021)

Acupuncture is widely used for any number of health issues. Chronic pain, of any nature, is one of the most common reasons for visiting an acupuncturist. The effectiveness of acupuncture on pain generally has been shown clinically as well as…...

Successful Long Term Treatment of HIV/AIDS with Only Chinese Herbal Medicine (12/2021)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and a host of other techniques. The majority of TCM has numerous studies and thousands of years of clinical information showing positive effects on immunity and inflammation among many other issues.…...

30 Most Recent Public Forum Comments by "ChadD"

Honeysuckle ok to take with antibiotics? (9/2022)

The short answer would be to not take anything while you are taking the antibiotics (they would likely disrupt assimilation anyhow), then when you have time receive proper consultation. If it wasn't for the cancer aspect you could likely take...

Points protocol formulation and needling technique - needle, active needle, tonify, or pacify?? Cupping? (9/2022)

You were right - to quote you, the answer is "there is no set rule, it depends on the point and the patient." Even further, it also depends on the system/sub-system you are using. In some systems those concepts are...

Dyslexia (9/2022)

On your own, unfortunately, without consistent professional guidance making very positive changes will be difficult at best. There are a host of approaches that can help your daughter - but each one needs to be professionally guided over time (and...

Tongue diagnosis (9/2022)

I would just keep up with your acupuncturist, they are certainly on track and your diagnosis seems pretty straightforward. That said, clearning dampness/phlegm can take some time and often involves considerable dietary and lifestyle changes. You will likely be with...

bradykinesia (7/2022)

I answered a similar question before which you can read here - my comment there gets into some details and generalized possibilities. Long story short, there is much that can be done within Chinese Medicine for you, but you need...

Origin of "Ion Pumping Cord" term (7/2022)

I can see how I could make the intro page a bit clearer for those not familiar with Dr. Manaka's work. The ion pumping cord is not another name for the extraordinary vessels. It is a specific tool - a...

Herbs and point used to treat migraine (7/2022)

So similar answer to one of your other questions - the idea of "migraine" in pure TCM terms is functionally invalid. You rarely, if ever, try to design a treatment to a western condition - rather you find their diagnosis...

chronic high tension in muscles along the SI meridian; what herbs/diet could soothe (6/2022)

Ideally, you should consult directly with an acupuncturist who also practices Chinese herbal medicine. They can work with you over a period of months or longer to tailor treatments and self-help routines to help alleviate these issues. In my opinion,...

Skin does not heal properly after covid contracted/vaccinated? Is it common? (6/2022)

There is still much we don't know about covid in western and Chinese Medicine terms, so generalized answers will be limited. As usual, the best answer is to see a practitioner locally and get treatment tailored to you as an...

Билко (6/2022)

In general Chinese Medicine does not treat conditions or symptoms but focuses treatment in terms of Chinese Medicine diagnoses. Accordingly, Parkinson's has a number of underlying factors which need to be accounted for before treatment is attempted in Chinese Medicine...

Dangerous Herbal Mixing (4/2022)

We don't have a simple list but most of the information is within the herbal section.  Part of the reason a simple list isn't presented is that many of the toxicities can be mitigated or outright eliminated by either preparation...

Retinal Detachment, kindly ask for help... (4/2022)

While acupuncture and possibly Chinese herbal medicine as well can be helpful in conditions such as optic nerve atrophy (related study), glaucoma, among others, your case is complicated.  Properly applied acupuncture may be helpful in reducing the possiblity of retinal detachment,...

What Pathogen or Pattern Causes for Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma (4/2022)

So generally with questions of this nature, and certainly with any complicated condition(s), you have to really treat what you see.  So you start by throwing out completely any western ideas of what is happening, you look at the person...

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS! (3/2022)

What points are correct for you are impossible to say without a consultation (see "Treating the cause vs. the symptoms" for more on that).  For general information I would start with our "acupuncture for allergies" section. For your other burning...

Question about information on Su Wen and Ling Shu (3/2022)

The following blog post have some valid chapter references for you: https://drphilgarrison.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/favorite-formulas-for-the-common-cold-part-2-gui-zhi-tang/    

Acne and Feels heat in abdomen and sometimes cooling. (2/2022)

I think you may need to re-evalute your time frame for resolution - it's only been a few days since you last posted.  Acupuncture, particularly when done as a self-treatment unguided form of acupressure, can take time to rectify the...

Burning post acupuncture treatment? (2/2022)

First, I'm sorry to hear of your experience, particularly when you are going in already for anxiety this is not a great 2nd experience.  Injuries from acupuncture are extremely rare and the few things that do happen will generally self-resolve...

Acne and Feels heat in abdomen and sometimes cooling. (2/2022)

As discussed in your previous post there are a few ways to feel "heat" and they have different approaches.  Essentially there is "true heat" - which can then be heat or "fire" and be stagnant or moving or rising, etc....

Acne and Excess heat on right side of abdomen (2/2022)

As I stated it is nearly impossible to do a comprehensive diagnosis within a public forum.  There are just too many variables.  I offered kidney yin deficiency simply because it is a possible match (and a common imbalance) with regard...

Acne and Excess heat on right side of abdomen (2/2022)

Applied by a practitioner you would undergo a very detailed medical history and a whole slew of diagnostic tests that would help the practitioner to derive a working diagnosis.  And this diagnosis is what would be targeted initially by treatment....

Neuropathy due to chemorherapy (2/2022)

Regular acupuncture can be extremely useful for chemotherapy induced neuropathy.  But as you already seem to be aware it requires frequent treatments - often weekly for months or longer. From a self-treatment perspective, there is very little, in my opinion,...

Seeking another opinion on new formulation (2/2022)

Herbs can be quite the moving target.  The best way to address this is to communicate directly with your practitioner and they can adjust the formulas as they see fit.  This is a normal part of the process. I've had...

Thick phlegm tongue (1/2022)

It can be quite slow in general terms.  The most important thing is that you are feeling generally well and that you are seeing improvement with your dietary changes and herbal approaches.  As phlegm is an indicator of diet, intestinal...

Feeling Pain in the base of my right hand middle finger (1/2022)

That could arise from any number of causes from local joint issues (arthritis, etc.) to carpal tunnel or structural/nerve issues arising from a local area, farther up the arm, or even the neck.  The best way to tackle something like...

Tongue Diagonosis (10/2021)

From the tongue description alone, no. Generally, however, without heavy fatigue and coldness, people are going to lean towards more spleen qi deficiency than kidney yang deficiency.

energy for the Source points (10/2021)

Not entirely sure what you are asking but it seems like you are mixing some concepts from energywork related sources with Chinese Medicine theory and there is often little to no overlap. You may also be asking about entry/exit points...

Upper abdominal pain (10/2021)

This is a good set of interwoven issues that requires seeing a practitioner and working with them for at least 3 months. Between acupuncture and herbal approaches a practitioner should be able to help you but treatment needs to be...

How to understand yin and yang (9/2021)

I’m not entirely sure where you are reading about the idea of yin excess? Regardless, there are many theories and views and one is certainly that there is no such thing as yin excess - dampness, yes, but yin in...

Pain in stomach (9/2021)

You should consult directly with a practitioner in your area to sort this out. There are far too many variables when you have random supplements and a history of western medicine usage in the mix. That said, in very general...

Tongue -teeth mark on tounge (9/2021)

There is no way to tell the presence of cancer from a single diagnostic tool in Chinese Medicine. Teethmarks are extremely common on people due to fast paced lifestyles, poor diets and other factors.

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