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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400Acupressure is a historic Chinese medicine that involves utilizing manual pressure of the fingers throughout areas of the body. This energy, referred to by the Chinese as the "qi or chi" may become blocked, leading to numerous health problems. It is a treatment that seeks to relieve these problems by means of touch. This holistic treatment method works in two ways.
Sat, 07 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400The eyes are a person's window to the world, or so they say, as it allows us to see what the world has to offer but once a person loses his vision, it changes everything. Glaucoma is one of the dreaded diseases that can cause blindness. It is an ailment that has somehow put out the light of some people. Although, there are certain drug-based medications that can treat eye problems such chronic condition such as eye drops or any of the invasive laser and surgical surgeries to correct the problem, nowadays more and more patients have tried complementary medicines such as the ancient traditional Chinese medicine to go with their regular treatments.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500The acupuncture treatment method from the traditional Chinese medicine, is a part of the natural methods, because is not using foreign substances for the body to cover symptoms or to eliminate external pathogenic factors. It is based on modifying body reactivity and on strengthening the resistance to environmental factors leading to healing.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500Persons suffering from epilepsy are usually treated with antiepileptic drugs, however it has been observed that patients taking antiepileptic drugs continue to suffer from seizures and worst, the drugs have many negative side effects that only make the patients suffer more. Thus, more and more epileptic patients have resorted to alternative therapies hoping to find a cure to their conditions, and acupuncture was one of the traditional medicines that those patients have found relief from.
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400When I attended acupuncture school starting in 1982 I was taught to insert needles into appropriate acupuncture points and leave them in place for up to 20 minutes. Then turn the patient over and put needles in their back, if needed, for another block of time. This method produced positive results for many forms of internal medical imbalances and sometimes worked well for pain. Why does microcurrent electro-acupuncture work faster and better in many cases? The reason is that electronic acupuncture-type stimulation can do many things needles or standard electric or laser stimulation cannot do.
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Spring time for most people is a welcome transition from the chilly weather and when it comes, most people would enjoy the season to the fullest by doing everything they can under the sun such as taking a long walk while enjoying the warmth of the sunshine. However, as many would cherish the warmth of spring, others worry about the allergies that the same season entails.
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Insomnia is a common medical sleeping disorder that has already affected over 64 million Americans and millions of other people worldwide. Based on a 2007 report from the United States Department of Health Services, it contained that more than one-third of adults have insomnia, of which 41 per cent are women.
Tue, 11 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Each of our senses is equally important to help us exist and get through our daily lives. Just imagine if one of your basic senses is not functioning, how do you think will this affect your life? One may seem insignificant but talking about senses, it is a different story.
Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Do you suffer from frequent neck pain? If so then you should consider getting acupuncture treatments to help alleviate your pain. This article discusses how acupuncture can be used to relieve neck pain.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Acupuncture is practiced by most Chinese to relieve pain for therapeutic purposes. It uses filiform needles that will be inserted in various points of the body. It was proven that this form of treatment can relieve the feeling of pain. A person who is suffering from sciatica usually feels pain going down his or her legs. This is usually caused by the irritation of main nerve in our legs called the sciatic nerve. In usual cases there will numbness and pinching sensation that can be felt in the buttocks and upper thighs. In some more severe cases there are patients who feel pain from their buttocks going down to the back of their legs.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500According to some recently released health reports, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can bring relief to the itching which is endured by most patients suffering from atopic eczema. Researchers have recently examined the short term effects of acupuncture on itching and skin inflammation on thirty patients suffering from atopic eczema.
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The lifesaving treatments for breast cancer often come at a cost. Most women experience night sweats, fatigue, and hot flashes. However there is new research that suggests that acupuncture may be more effective than antidepressants at helping to ease some of these side effects. This study compared the effectiveness of drug therapy to acupuncture. It was determined that acupuncture was just as effective as drug therapy while having no side effects.
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Ever been pricked by this tiny metallic thing called needles? They are the ones used by our grandmothers for stitching or sewing. But more often than not, this pointed little thing is usually used in hospitals in almost everything; such as getting blood samples, injecting liquid medications and so on. It is that thing that most of us are so afraid to even look at. Although, a lot of people fear them, needles should be considered beneficial --- but only if used for the right manner and purpose.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500For Mrs. Cooper, life in sunny California in her modest home has become a tug-of-war of aches and pains for this housewife of forty. A mother of five and at the same time managing a home business, she found it very challenging to keep a home and manage a business at the same time while suffering from lower back pains and migraine headaches. She tried using the traditional medicines prescribed by her doctor but it seems that these only provided temporary relief. One day, her cousin Meredith recommended that she try other alternative medicines to cure her ailments.
Wed, 08 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and has a rich, colorful history. I began my journey from a career in engineering to a career in acupuncture by asking the simple question, "How does acupuncture work?" When I first explored that question many years ago, I had no idea that I was setting in motion a series of events that would lead me down a path of growth and self-discovery, and change my life so significantly.
Mon, 02 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500Osteoarthritis is a very common health issue, especially for those who are above middle age. It is the gradual breaking down of the joints. As you can imagine, osteoarthritis can be rather painful for the patient. Here is how osteoarthritis arises. Between all our joints, there is a layer of membrane, known as cartilage. When we are young, the cartilage helps facilitate movement by acting as a lubricating membrane. The cartilage helps to prevent the bones from rubbing against each other when there is movement.
Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500As an acupuncturist, I see a lot of patients who are interested in learning what action to take in order to become healthier. They ask questions about why their elbow hurts, why their digestion is sluggish, or why they suffer from chronic headaches. They want to know which specific steps they need to take in order to become healthier, and they are often surprised by my answer.
Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500More and more women had been giving up on contemporary medicine to recover from abnormal breast symptoms. Women are now turning on ancient Chinese practices that have been proven over time and by science. One practice is called acupuncture, which gives women the chance to stay away from breast ailments. This practice or medication is proven to improve one's breast health.
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Many couples today are dealing with the anxiety and frustration of infertility. Infertility can have a variety of causes but there are also a variety of treatment options available. Today, modern medical treatment techniques for infertility are routinely combined with the ancient art of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to improve rates of pregnancy and live birth, offering infertile couples a time-tested approach to increasing their chance of getting pregnant.
Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Why is health such a vague and elusive goal for so many of us? In today's high-tech world, we long for the next miracle medical breakthrough that will enable us to achieve health. However, we already have some tools available which can allow us to reach this destination, namely our awareness and perception. The ancient art of acupuncture can help us cultivate these tools and become healthier.
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Physical pain is incredibly common in our society, although its presentation can vary dramatically from one person to the next. There are many different approaches to relieving pain, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Increasingly however, people are considering more natural approaches to pain relief. Acupuncture is one such option which can be helpful for a variety of painful conditions.
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Auriculotherapy, also known as auricular therapy or ear acupuncture, is a technique which had its origin in Lyon, France. Auricular therapy incorporates the fundamentals of modern medical science based on neurophysiology and neurology, and concepts of traditional acupuncture. Auricular therapy is based on the idea that the entire body is represented on the auricle - meaning the outer portion of the ear and so the entire body can be effectively treated by applying stimulation on the surface of the ear.
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Acupuncture is a traditional method of treatment for relieving pain by means of inserting fine, hair-thin needles to special points in the human body. The extent to which pain is relieved depends on the exact points at which the needles are inserted, and also depend on the physical conditions of the patient. The treatment is based on the assumption that our body health is controlled by special patterns of energy flow and the disruption of this flow is the cause for many diseases.
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Are you facing problems in getting pregnant and have lost faith in all the infertility treatments ranging from the most scientific ones to homeopathic and herbal therapies to treat infertility? Certainly, you, like many other couples must have tried and tested different methods that assure quick and uncomplicated cures to the problem of infertility.
Sun, 25 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400Acupuncture is a relatively painless, natural technique. It consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of sterile, disposable, small, hair-width needles placed at precise strategic points on the body.