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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 psychological and physical health issues co…

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. HIV/AIDS is by a…

Approximately 1 out of every 15 Americans are likely to have sleep apnea.  This amounts to roughly 14 million Americans.  In western countries generally, rates are approximately 2% of women and 4% of men ( 1 ).  Other Asian countries do not have well researched statistics, although what is availab…

Chinese Medicine is used for a wide range of cardiovascular issues including hypertension, high cholesterol and others that are increasingly common in modern times.  Cardiac fibrosis, about which we will discuss today, is an abnormal thickening of the heart valves.  Cardiac fibrosis can be both a …

Acupuncture and associated techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, electroacupuncture and tuina medical massage is often used for a range of pain related conditions.  While clinically results have been easy to observe for generations, the understanding of the underlying mechanisms for how it help…

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the arms and hands.  Acupressure on the arm and hand points aids a number of conditions including headaches, nausea, breathing problems, sinus issues, stress, anxiety and more.  For acupressure points on other parts of the body, or for…

The calf muscle is a common site of injury for many athletes particularly as well as for the general public. These injuries can be very slow to heal and creates problems for continuing activity. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage) are all used for a range of spo…

The information below pertains to the Tong Ren Therapy system developed by Tom Tam, a prominent Boston area acupuncturist and healer. The system is used within our "Guinea Pig" Healing Classes which are now located in many parts of the world. Tong Ren Therapy has proven helpful in a wide range of c…

Acupuncture is used for a broad range of psychological conditions including anxiety, depression and insomnia.  All of these are commonly treated with acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicines within Chinese Medicine clinics worldwide.  Insomnia is a very common reason for visting an acupuncturist…

Similar to large numbers of people being told they have low vitamin D in recent years, there appears to be a similar increase in men being told that they have low testosterone.  For better or worse many cultures, ours included, often seem more concerned with finding a way to increase testosterone (…

The acupuncture point, LV 3, is a widely used point for a number of conditions in the human body.  The effects of that point when combined with others within a proper treatment aids conditions as varied as insomnia, anxiety, menstrual issues, digestive issues, and eye swelling among many others.  L…

Acupuncture is often used to treat a wide range of digestive, abdominal and intestinal complaints.  A sub-technique of Chinese Medicine is moxibustion which is often used in conjunction with acupuncture and/or as a home treatment (see "What Is Moxibustion?" for more info).  Clinical results indicat…

Similar to other western conditions, Chinese Medicine does not use western terminology such as a “cold” or the “flu” in formulating proper treatments.  Colds and flus are merely western names which describe an array of symptoms with some common underlying factors and symptoms.  Chinese Medicine, on…

To continue our foray into a better understanding of Chinese Medicine and its usefulness within our lives, this article will explore the five element system - or the "system of correspondences." This article is in many ways a proper follow up to our recent discussions of each of the main organ sys…

Researchers from the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Hubei University of Chinese Medicine in Wuhan China recently conducted an animal acupuncture study to better understand how acupuncture aids diabetes.  As we have seen through clinical usage and other studies acupuncture appears to…

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