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There are literally volumes of studies regarding Tai Chi and the health benefits it offers.  So many, in fact, that it is somewhat tiring (but inspiring!) reading through them continually.  I've written previously on some of the basic health benefits of tai chi, and many other articles on health b…

Chinese Medicine, both acupuncture and herbal medicine, is used for a wide range of vision issues as well as metabolic/endocrine issues such as diabetes. Commonly treated vision issues range from more mild conditions such as night blindness and range up through potentially complicated issues such …

For men comes one of the more directly named syndromes in western medicine, PADAM (or partial androgen deficiency of the aging male). Also known as "male menopause", PADAM is an indicator for an important set of issues which may arise as men age. Generally involving low testosterone (also mentione…

A question very often asked of acupuncturists is, "How Does Acupuncture Work?".  The truthful answer is that outside of our own theoretical framework (which is 1000's of years strong - explored in "What Does Acupuncture Treat?"), we don't really know how it works in western terms. What we are comi…

Publishing in the aging cell journal, a group of researcher from various institutions in Shanghai recently conducted a study looking at the affects of the Chinese herb Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome, Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii). This particular herb is found in many Chinese herbal formulas are is …

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the legs and feet.  Acupressure points on the legs and feet are used for a very wide range of conditions including digestive problems, stress and anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, headaches, PMS, and more.  For acupressure points on othe…

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…

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the head, scalp and shoulder areas.  Head and scalp points are helpful for a range of conditions from headaches and dizziness to excessive thinking and insomnia. The shoulder points aid shoulder pain but help other issues as well.  For…

If you are interested in general information about acupuncture, styles of treatment and reasons for seeing an acupuncturist, the following information may be helpful. Why should I see an Acupuncturist? What styles of Acupuncture are practiced? What conditions can Acupuncture treat? What will my f…

Chinese researchers publishing in the "Lipids in health and disease" journal conducted a study exploring the effects of Fructus Schisandra Chinensis (Wu Wei Zi, in TCM Herbology) on lipid metabolism and glucose levels using a mice model. Within Chinese Medicine herbs are most often used in carefull…

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 (…

Before we get into details the crux of this article can be summed up in one statement...  Chinese Medicine treats patterns of illness that can contain any number of symptoms/western conditions whereas generally western medicine is symptomatic/condition based.  This is an important distinction to ha…

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…

Researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery within the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran recently conducted a study observing the effects of Tai Chi on the quality of sleep within a geriatric population.  Knowing that insomnia and poor sleep are very common among older adults,…

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