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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 conditions. Our theory site has a general introduction to b…

Through a variety of data samples it is estimated that approximately 30% of the global adult population experiences some aspect of insomnia on a frequent basis (1 ). Long term consequences of sleep issues have a broad array of affects. Some of these are related to reduced reaction time; automobile …

Statistically there is one person every 3 seconds, somewhere in the world, that develops dementia. There are currently around 50 million people world-wide which are in various stages of memory impairment and this number is currently expected to double every 20 years. There are, of course, a host of…

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 wear and tear there is physical damage to the…

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 Sclerosis combined.  The symptoms are brought …

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 relationships exist and treated these conditio…

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 low and genera…

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 social and physical activities for approximately 25% or so of sufferers. Wit…

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very commonly treated condition within Chinese Medicine. It along with a host of other digestive issues tend to respond quite well to acupuncture, herbal medicine, and as this study indicates techniques such as moxibustion. As IBS can be quite debilitating and…

Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal, and food therapy, can help with several aspects that are important to successful weight loss.  Acupuncture will not melt off fat and in many cases will have little to no effect if other factors, particularly stress and diet, are not also addressed. …

There are many diagnostic signs that are explored within Chinese Medicine when forming a diagnosis and treatment plan.  Two of the most important are pulse diagnosis and tongue diagnosis.  With tongue diagnosis we are looking at changes that your body describes by altering the body color, coating …

There are literally volumes of acupuncture studies.  Many use fairly standard research procedures including trying to have a reasonable number of men and women in studies where this is possible.  While the vast majority of those studies look at the general overall outcome, which is largely of prim…

According to the World Health Organization the global rates of diabetes have risen in the last 30 years by approximately 300 million cases.  Currently there are over 400 million cases of type II diabetes globally.  People who are clinically obese, a strong contributing factor to type II diabetes, …

Chinese Medicine offers a number of options to help alleviate depression.  There are studies and clinical evidence showing both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are often helpful when used appropriately.  From a Chinese Medicine perspective there are many underlying diagnoses (i.e. sets of …

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…

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