Traditional Chinese Medicine

Brain MRI Shows Acupuncture Relieves Migraines

Medical technical assistant preparing scan of patient's head with MRI. (Ikonoklast_Fotografie/iStock)
Medical technical assistant preparing scan of patient's head with MRI. (Ikonoklast_Fotografie/iStock)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals that acupuncture prevents and relieves migraines by restoring normal brain functions. MRI results demonstrate that acupuncture decreases the frequency and...

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    3 Reasons Why You Should Try Cupping

    Let’s start with a quiz: A. Cupping is an exotic cooking term from Thailand.B. Cupping is men’s attempts to protect their private parts.C. Cupping is an ancient technique... Read more

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    7 Things That Affect Your Weight According to Chinese Medicine

    Where has my waist gone? I zip up my jeans and where I used to have nice curves, I now have something akin to a... Read more

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    Acupuncture Can Reduce Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

    Acupuncture is a wonderful complementary therapy for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer, both during treatment and after. A diagnosis of breast cancer turns your world... Read more

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    All About the Schizandra Berry – a Famous Chinese Medicinal

    Schizandra berry has been a famous adaptogenic herb used for centuries in Chinese Medicine.  Adaptogenic herbs do exactly what the name implies.  They help the... Read more

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    Summer Health and Chinese Medicine

    Summer has arrived! Here in the north country the warmth and light make me want to dance in the streets, linger in outdoor cafes, and... Read more

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    Vulvodynia, Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine

    Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh) is a chronic pain condition of the external female genitalia. Many people do not know about this condition unless they, or a loved... Read more

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    Ginkgo: Ancient Tree of Longevity

    Few plants have as fascinating or as long a history as the ginkgo tree. Ginkgo is old. Really old. It comes from the time of... Read more

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    Acupuncture Point Sensitivity Linked to Menstrual Pain

    Tenderness at acupuncture point SP6 (Sanyinjiao) is linked to incidences of menstrual cramping with pain. Tenderness at this lower leg acupuncture point has been associated... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: Your Tongue Is a Map of Your Organs

    In my book ‘Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas For Today’ I wrote about the unique use of tongue diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Here is a... Read more

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    What Chinese Medicine Says About Alcohol

    I have had a number of memorable drinks in my life—a vodka gimlet sipped while gazing at the waters of Crater Lake in Oregon. Some... Read more

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    For Faster Healing Use Heat, Not Ice

    Ice it. Your trainer, coach, doctor, or chiropractor may offer such advice for a sprain or injury with bruising and inflammation. After all, ice is... Read more

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    Acupuncture Alleviates Parkinson’s Disease

    Acupuncture relieves Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Researchers document the ability of acupuncture to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, hot flashes and abnormal sweating in a clinical case... Read more

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    Chinese Remedies for Hay Fever

    Most of us welcome spring flowers. But for about 50 million Americans, the appearance of buds and blooms means hay fever symptoms: sinus congestion, headaches,... Read more

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    Cinnamon Is for Circulation in Chinese Medicine

    Cinnamon, “gui zhi,” is one of the oldest spices around, and it is mentioned frequently in the Bible as an ingredient for making holy anointing... Read more

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    Acupuncture & Herbs Raise IVF Live Birth Rate

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) live birth success rates may increase with traditional Chinese medicine adjuvant care, including both acupuncture and herbal medicine. In this retrospective... Read more

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    Acupuncture Offers Allergy Relief

    Allergies are a common problem with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to severe, life-threatening reactions. According to WebMD, 55 percent of the U.S. population... Read more

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