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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"

Will A Robot Be Your Next Acupuncturist? Artificial Intelligence in TCM (10/2023)

The short answer is no..., but, the longer answer is maybe... and soon. There are a host of opportunities in the field of Chinese Medicine for the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Robots delivering acupuncture (which is happening)...

Sometimes Simple Is Better - Randomized Study Finds Acupressure Improves Cognition (3/2023)

Chinese Medicine, which encompasses acupuncture, is a broad and complex system of medicine. At face value this is neither a good or a bad thing, but the complexity of the diagnostic systems and treatment methods can limit broad usage due...

Jing-Well Acupuncture Point Bloodletting Potentially Mediates Covid Induced Cardiac Issues (12/2022)

“No not that bloodletting” is a phrase I use within many articles that discuss this commonly used acupuncture technique. The technique involves pricking an acupuncture point to draw out a few drops of blood. A moderately detailed discussion can be...

Auricular Acupuncture with TCM Formula Nearly Doubled IVF Conception Rates (10/2022)

Repeated embryo implantation failure (RIF) is “one of the most difficult challenges in the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF)” ( 1 ). A patient is generally considered to have RIF after 3 or more failed embryo transfers. This can...

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...

5 Most Recent Blog Comments by "ChadD"

What is Cupping...? and other techniques "acupuncturists" use (8/2023)

There are entire books on the range of uses for cupping, along with when it shouldn't be used, etc. So providing all of that in a single comment would be difficult. Most of the general rules can be found in...

Warm Acupuncture Found Beneficial for Chronic Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients (8/2023)

It depends. Generally speaking in areas with disrupted circulation (heavy bruising, open sores, edema, etc.) you want to avoid the area as there is a (albeit small in most cases) risk of infection. In this particular study they needled only...

Stroke Rehabilitation with Acupuncture, Tuina, and Tong Ren Therapy (4/2023)

You are very welcome, glad you are finding the information helpful for your family. اهلا وسهلا بك ، سعيد لأنك وجدت المقالة مفيدة

Acupuncture Outperforms Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (12/2022)

Generally speaking, you do not treat "carpal tunnel syndrome" within Chinese Medicine. Instead you are focusing on the causal factors. These will have a stronger influence on overall treatment design even in the cases of direct trauma (ie a known...

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"

Ashi points (1/2024)

This research article titled, "The return of the “Ashi Point” from its journey East and its modern theoretical reconstruction", gets into some of the historical details. The term was generally thought to have first been used in the Tang Dynasty...

lower bak pain (1/2024)

Happy new year to you as well! General starting points are described on our acupuncture for back pain protocols section. What you are alluding to is treatment for issues caused by dampness, but I would caution that you need to...

aku-silk ?? (12/2023)

I'm not sure about acu-silk in particular but that is an offshoot of the theories within meridian color therapy. There is at least a book or two regarding that topic. While I'm not aware of any published research with acu...

damaged intestinal lining (11/2023)

Treatments in Chinese Medicine are not based on linear concepts of "damage" or other defined guesses of attributes. Treatments are based on what the body is telling you and the practitioner in TCM terms. Antibiotics are tough on the system,...

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang question (10/2023)

In general terms you don't avoid an herbal formula (or individual herb) because it is "too cooling", "too moving", etc. you choose an herbal formula that is exactly what your diagnosis in TCM terms dictate at a given point in...

Hypothyroid, fatigue (9/2023)

Your son will get the best responses from treatment by working directly with an acupuncturist who also practices Chinese Medicine. The herbs you chose for him seem to be mostly unrelated, in my mind at least, to the issues you...

Using tmc together (9/2023)

It's very possible - trying to decipher things from just forum posts is difficult at best. I hope you get a good practitioner and I'm sure they can help you. That said, my caution from my clinical experiences remains, the...

Using tmc together (9/2023)

You should definitely find a Chinese Medicine practitioner in your area if possible and work with them over a few months at least. Additionally, you should have a general physical, bloodwork, and perhaps an ekg by a western doctor just...

Using tmc together (9/2023)

The best person to ask is the herbalist who originally prescribed wu zi yang rong wan for you. In general, any formula/herb can be used with any others with few execeptions, but the main driving force needs to be the...

Looking for advice (9/2023)

My first thought is that, if possible, you should find a different practitioner. Personally, I find a combination of acupuncture and herbs (if necessary) more effective for most things than just herbs alone and this is certainly true for fertility...

Pain in T6. (9/2023)

There is so much more information that anyone would have to know to even begin to offer help. I would strongly suggest you find an acupuncturist in your area and work with them for at least 3 months. The fear...

No sugar Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (9/2023)

If you have significant concerns, you should always work directly with an herbalist who knows you and your medical history well. That said, Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa is generally used for acute situations for very short periods of time....

Acupuncture or TCM Herbal treatment for bronchiectasis..? (8/2023)

Our "treatment options for bronchiectasis" page will have some of the commonly associated patterns from a Chinese Medicine perspective along with potential treatments/herbal formulas. What is right for you, however, will require consulting directly with a practitioner and likely seeing...

Liver qi stagnation (8/2023)

Again a physical organ issue does not necessarily apply to the associated organ term in Chinese Medcine nomenclature. An example of common patterns and potential treatment points for gallstones, can be found on our "acupuncture for gallstones" page.

Liver qi stagnation (8/2023)

To start acupressure is fairly limited and can never be relied upon as a singular treatment option. Diet and lifestyle are far more important and then of course things like full acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine and western medicine testing and...

Liver qi stagnation (8/2023)

To offer any guidance we would need to know quite a bit more information. First, are you using the point within an acupuncture or acupressure treatment? What are you basing the diagnosis of liver qi stagnation on? And by "not...

Some disharmonies has been removed (8/2023)

If I'm understanding correctly, I think you are talking about our TCM patterns section. None of those have changed in quite a while, but it is far from a complete list. What is listed there are the patterns that are...

Common patterns that cause stuttering (6/2023)

Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have shown some effect with stuttering, but as I indicate above proper recommendations will require seeing a qualified acupuncturist to get a diagnosis in Chinese Medicine terms. In Chinese Medicine (and to some degree...

Neuropathy after acupuncture? (5/2023)

As discussed in the original post that you commented on, long-lasting complications from acupuncture are rare. Which isn't to say that they don't happen, just that anything negative happening is infrequent and anything negative that does happen is relatively rare...

Foot Pain (4/2023)

Am I correct in assuming that by "practitioner of TCM" you mean you are an herbalist? I ask, only to try to figure out what type of advice to offer you. Are you looking for an acupuncture protocol?, acupressure? and/or...

Edema (3/2023)

Most things are taken into context of the entire person as well as the general etiology and progression of the symptoms. In very general terms, yin edema is slow onset, long duration symptoms, yang edema is quick onset which may,...

Safety of Long term use of TCM Herbs (3/2023)

This is, of course, a question best asked to your practitioner as they are most familiar. I would say, particularly at higher dosages, you may just need to increase your water intake. Lots of herbs, even as teas, can ultimately...

Kidney yin deficiency (1/2023)

"Empty heat" is a term used to describe the concept of "kidney yin deficiency" - so they are both saying the same thing somewhat. Empty heat is the idea of signs of heat, such as nightsweats, but coming from a...

Inflammation after acupuncture (1/2023)

First, in general terms the fact that you do not appear to be comfortable discussing your symptoms and reactions with your current practitioner is alone enough of a reason to go to a different practitioner if you have options. There...

Inflammation after acupuncture (1/2023)

Generally speaking this is a question for your current practitioner. It is extremely unlikely to cause any type of permanent damage by repeatedly needling a point (correctly, of course). That said, except in rare cases and temporary at that, you...

What is 2nd # for UB points? (1/2023)

It is from an older numbering scheme, it is briefly described at the bottom of our bladder meridian in the "student/usage information" section at the bottom: "There is an older numbering system for many of the Bladder Meridian points. To...

Suggestions (11/2022)

Hello "DLynn", You would ideally consult directly with a practitioner in your area. Dryness is generally a sign of "blood" and/or "yin" deficiency in Chinese Medicine terms. This may arise from diet, internal issues (health issues), external factors (environment, medications,...

5 Elements chart? (10/2022)

I'm not entirely sure what you are looking for, I guess I would start with our five element section and then start at the front page of our acupuncture points database. To go deeper into general TCM theories, start at...

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...

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