Traditional Chinese Medicine

Most recent Traditional Chinese Medicine blogs and columns

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    Finding a Qualified Acupuncturist

    In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the body’s electromagnetic field is seen to flow through channels called meridians, which correspond with a pattern of points on... Read more

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    Acupuncture Placebo Sham Revealed

    New studies demonstrate that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of headaches, migraines, arthritis, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain. In a meta-analysis of... Read more

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    Adaptation, Spring, and the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine

    Living in harmony with the seasons is one key component to health in Chinese Medicine. Our world is forever changing and, to be at our... Read more

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    Acupuncture Points Gettin’ Real

      News update: New CT scan technology reveals acupuncture points. Click the following to read the story: Acupuncture Point Discovery. Researchers have discovered how to... Read more

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    Acupuncture Helps Relieve Headache and Back Pain, Study Shows

    By David Gutierrez, contributing writer to Natural News Acupuncture outperformed both placebo and conventional pain therapies – including pharmaceutical drugs – in a new study... Read more

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    ‘True Feeling’ Through Needles

    The word “acupuncture” evokes images of thin, tiny needles pricked onto the skin for treatment, but Dr. Shengxiong Jing has mastered many types of needle... Read more

  • The seeds, leaves, branches, bark, roots, and pits of apricots are used in traditional Chinese medicine. (Valentyn Volkov/

    Ancient Stories: Healing Apricots

    During China’s Three Kingdoms period (220–280 B.C.), there was a renowned physician of traditional Chinese medicine named Dong Feng. Often when people sought him out... Read more

  • Mr. Li Qing Yun (1677–1933) died at the age of 256 years old. He had 24 wives, and lived through nine emperors in the Qing Dynasty. (Public Domain)

    Lessons About Longevity From a 256-Year-Old

    According to legend, Mr. Li Qing Yun (1677–1933) was a Chinese medicine physician, herbal expert, qigong master, and tactical consultant. He was said to have... Read more

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    Ancient Chinese Lifestyle for Longevity

    The ancient Chinese believed that many diseases were caused by eating too frequently, omnivorously, and excessively. Their approach to eating was to reduce the desire... Read more

  • Symptoms tell us the body is out of balance. Before you try to stop them, see if you can understand their underlying cause. (IA_64/

    Listen to the Messengers, Don’t Shoot Them

    Nancy (a pseudonym) is a 30-year-old woman who has had pain in her lower abdomen for three months. It gets worse after she eats something... Read more

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    Can Licorice and Coconut Oil Prevent Cavities?

    I love that so much dental research in recent years has concentrated on less evasive, more preventative dental care. Since the early years of pulling... Read more

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    What Your Face Reveals About You

    We know that genetics and diet affect our facial structure, that people who laugh a lot develop laugh lines, and that those who are depressed... Read more

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    Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies (Part 2)

    Many people expect they will have seasonal allergies for the rest of their lives and nothing can be done about this. Since seasonal allergies don’t... Read more

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    Ancient Wisdom for Healthy Sleep (Part 2)

    Classical Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has been passed down for thousands of years and offers practical information about sleep health. Sleep... Read more

  • Orange leaf is used in Chinese herbal medicine to cleanse the liver. (sripfoto/

    Ethics and Orange-Leaf Water

    In ancient China, the renowned masters of traditional Chinese medicine were known for cultivating ethical behavior. They often avoided material gain and wealth, and pledged... Read more

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    The Energetics of Foods for Health and Healing

    As we explore the relationship between food and health, it is important to remember that in addition to what we eat, the appreciation and joy... Read more

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    Winter Care

    The crisp cold of winter brings the delight of holiday cheer as well as seasonal aches and sniffles. Bodily issues like muscle spasms, allergies, PMS,... Read more

  • Ginseng and Ancient Chinese Medicine

    The patient of an old Chinese medicine doctor once told him that ancient Chinese medicine couldn’t keep up with modern herbal remedies. Some modern remedies... Read more

  • Changes in temperature, especially as the temperature falls, can trigger allergies.  (Hongqi Zhang/

    Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

    Sniffle, sniffle, blink, wipe, and cough…where are the tissues?! “Hmm…well I don’t have a fever or feel in pain, so I guess I will head... Read more

  • Acupuncture and other Chinese medicine therapies can offer effective, soothing treatments for abdominal pain. (XiXinXing/

    The Stress Connection: Abdominal Pain

    Are you one of the many people who are living with abdominal pain? You may experience it as a sharp pain, a dull ache, or... Read more

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