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How kidney yin deficiency raised empty heat? Regards  Debashis (India)

Hello I am getting some sessions from an acupuncturist and the point of concern is the pin between the soft tissue of the index finger knuckle and the middle finger knuckle on right hand.  It's looking bluish in that area and more painful to acupuncture since the tissue is growing inflamed and toug…

My school and textbook didn't explain why there's another # in parentheses on the Bladder Meridian points, such as: B 47 (42) B 51 (46) B 53 (48) etc. What's that about?


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"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 deficiency.  In this case a deficiency of yin - the cooling aspect of the body.  This is…

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 is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  The process of acupunctur…

Sorry forgot to ask.  If these effects are triggered by specific points, how long do you think they will last?  Weeks? months? Until this numb needle point gets feeling again?


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by Abby Stewart, LMT, MLD/C Long covid syndrome shares many striking similarities with chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalitis), including fatigue, unrestful sleep, post-exertional malaise, brain fog, headache, and nonspecific pain. In fact, up to 75% of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) cases …

“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 found on our bloodletting section.  But suffice i…

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 be both expensive and psychologically defeating.  The overall et…


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Thanks for sharing! 

Dr. Klinghardt has a manual technique to clear lymph from head and neck:    

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 injury). In the case of carpal tunnel you are cons…


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Bridgeport U, School of Naturopathic Medicine (1997-2022) provideed valuable experiences for me and student interns where we had prepared in a 4 year rigourous and thorough training for being a naturopathic physician.  My studies and training led me to be experts in patient-centered care focus…

submitted by "Nat MedDoc CJZ" on 10-23-2022, Student from 2001 to 2005

At the time it was TAI, Traditional Acupuncture Institute and it was AWESOME. A 5 element school. 

submitted by "allybower19" on 08-31-2022, Student from 1990 to 1992

I attended before the merger with MCPHS - when the school was still in Watertown, MA.  I chose the school largely for the comprehensive Japanese Acupuncture program.  All things considered it was a great experience.  As it is a larger school, the practice clinic options were plentifu…

submitted by "ChadD" on 05-03-2022, Student from 2000 to 2004


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"tracy" is an acupuncturist from United States of America. With schooling from the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS. They joined us in 2023.

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"Blucrozz" is an acupuncturist from United States of America. With schooling from the National University of Health Sciences. They joined us in 2022.

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"alohajules" is an acupuncturist With schooling from the National University of Natural Medicine. They are associated with the Hawaii Acupuncture Association. They joined us in 2022.


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