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Archives: February 2012

New Study Looks at How Acupuncture Helps Menstruation and PCOS

For many women who suffer with menstrual problems and/or PCOS, you may have already discovered the benefits of acupuncture. But, why does acupuncture work? Now, a new study has found that acupuncture normalizes estrogen activity, decreases androgens, and influences changes in the hypothalamus region of the brain.  To read more about this study click here.

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 27, 2012

For Geeks (and others) with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Last month, I posted (with affection) information that I thought would be especially helpful to Computer geeks with carpal tunnel.  Today, I have a study about acupuncture that you will like even better. This published study used randomized controls – an experimental design that you math and science types appreciate.  The acupuncture treatment group  received: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 22, 2012

PGA Golfers Use Acupuncture Too

In real estate, it is “location, location, location.”  In professional services, including acupuncture, it is “recommendation, recommendation, recommendation.” Here is a short article that explains how U.S. and European PGA golfers became aware of and experienced the benefits of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture through their Asian colleagues. Read the story here.

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 20, 2012

The Military Is a Fan of Acupuncture

I’ve written other posts about the military turning to acupuncture for treatment of our servicemen and women. Now NPR has come out with an important story praising acupuncture and quoting some very pleased doctors and patients.  This type of story pleases me terrifically, not only because I love hearing applause for acupuncture, but because I: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 17, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor's Love Nest

My mother sent me this email from Puerto Vallarta  and I thought it would make a  mildly strange, hopefully amusing, post Valentine’s Day post.  It doesn’t really work for Valentine’s Day.From Mom -> I went into Old Puerto Vallarta this week and wandered through the shops selling silver, sarongs, and embroidered clothes. It got repetitive: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 15, 2012

What is Qi ?

Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) is one of the most basic concepts in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) but also one of the hardest to define. Other names for it are ‘ki’ in Japan and in India, yogis call it ‘prana’. It was known in ancient Egypt as ‘ka’, and in ancient Greece as ‘pneuma.’ What we can: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 11, 2012

Acupuncture Pre & Post Surgery Instead of Painkillers

Here is an interesting example of a patients medical need producing innovative results!  In Florida, at Jupiter Medical Center, acupuncture physician Dr. Ken Grey, A.P., D.O.M. performed acupuncture on the patient who wanted the alternative treatment because she was allergic to most pain medications. Grey performed acupuncture prior to surgery, at the beginning of the: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 9, 2012

Be Careful Which Seeds You Nurture

“Don’t water your weeds.” ~ Harvey MacKay.

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 6, 2012

5 Health Tips for Winter

Living in harmony with the seasons is an ancient Chinese belief.  We’ve been lucky so far with the winter weather in Chicago but it remains cold and dark. Winter urges us to slow down. This is a natural time of year to replenish energy and conserve strength. In Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 3, 2012