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Archives: April 2013

Chicago Bulls: Home-Court Advantage Now in Hand - Acupuncture!

Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah is plagued by the painful condition of plantar fasciitis and, among other treatments, he is receiving acupuncture.  Plantar fasciitis is often a chronic problem caused by an inflammation of the layer of tissue that supports the arch of the foot. The Chicago Tribune article said, “Noah spent the Bulls’ day: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 30, 2013

The Celebrity Family That Has Cupping Together...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin showed off his cupping marks this week when he worked out in London. It was hot in Primrose Hill so the singer removed his shirt to reveal Gwyenth’s influence – the remains of round marks indicating a cupping treatment. I’ve said that it is good for stress –: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 29, 2013

Excerpt From Adventures in Chinese Medicine - A Fellow Acupuncturist Shares Her Tui Na Experience

I have benefited from tui na and consider it a valuable tool. However I am not a gifted tui na practitioner so I refer to others if a condition requires tui na or if patient is interested in trying this type of massage. With that in mind, I am including the experience of Diane Lowry,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 24, 2013

Jennifer Aniston Steps Out With Cupping Marks

Jennifer Aniston received a great deal of publicity yesterday – no, not for divorcing Brad Pitt or marrying Justin. More unusual, the star was photographed with ‘circles on her back’. These circles, unknown to some in the US, are marks left from cupping an ancient technique of Chinese Medicine. Cupping involves having glass or plastic: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 18, 2013

Acupuncture Clobbers Clomid

In 2012, a new Chinese study reported that acupuncture was more effective than Clomifene (better known as Clomid) for the treatment of infertility. It was a small study, using 65 women who were infertile because of problems with ovulation. They were divided into two  groups. One group received acupuncture treatment and the other group took: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 15, 2013

Excerpt From Adventures in Chinese Medicine - Philosophical Differences Between Western and Eastern Medicine

As we move through the various practices of Chinese Medicine, you may be struck, as I was, by noticeable differences from the more familiar, conventional Western practices. One very important distinction between Eastern and Western medicine is that they come from very different philosophical roots. Western medicine depends heavily on science, with its ideological roots: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 12, 2013

I Just Got The Proof For My Book Adventures in Chinese Medicine !!

I just received the proof, it looks great and I am super excited! I hope to have it available on amazon in the next 1-2 weeks.

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 9, 2013

PCOS Symptoms Controlled By Acupuncture

PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome,  is a common female endocrine disorder that often results in irregular menstruation and fertility difficulties due to the lack of regular ovulation. Recently, researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology in Sweden published the results of a new study in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism. Their: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 7, 2013

Excerpt From Adventures in Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture: Understanding An Invisible Process

  Acupuncture is both an art and a science. Previously, I described it as inserting fine needles into specific points along meridians in order to assist the free flow of qi. I know that this isn’t an easy idea for those of us used to Western ‘science’. I have a wonderful analogy, borrowed from Dr.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 1, 2013