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Archives: June 2013

Olympic Medalist Says 'Adventures in Chinese Medicine' is "Awesome"

  A few weeks ago I was truly thrilled and touched to see this photo of Olympic bronze medal winner Dee Dee Trotter with MY BOOK! DeeDee posted it to instagram and twitter and she sent me a kind message saying the book was “awesome”! I first wrote about DeeDee during the 2012 Olympics when: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 25, 2013

MRI Shows The Brain Responding To Acupuncture Points

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has proved beneficial in so many ways and, here is another. Researchers were able to watch the brain respond to real and sham acupuncture. Investigators compared two acupuncture points on the foot with a nearby sham acupuncture point and found that true acupuncture points consistently elicited specific brain responses that TCM: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 20, 2013

Acupuncture Proven Effective for Chronic Pain (Again)

Last year JAMA (Formerly the Archives of Internal Medicine) reported on a huge meta-analysis of acupuncture studies. This review was led by Andrew Vickers. Ph.D., a researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The researchers looked at data from 29 different randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for chronic pain (total of 17,922 patients): Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 17, 2013

10 Celebrity Acupuncture Fans

1) Jennifer Aniston – Has made many headlines, and a couple of them have involved Chinese Medicine. She is reportedly a fan of both acupuncture and cupping. 2) Matt Damon – A few years back, after Matt was spotted with ear needles, his rep admitted that, “Matt had a terrible spasm in his neck/back and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 14, 2013

Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs And Ancient Ideas For Today Is Available NOW!

I am very excited to officially announce that my book, Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas for Today is now available!!! I have worked long and hard on this book and am thrilled with the final product. Adventures in Chinese Medicine takes you through the essential ideas and describes the amazing techniques: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 12, 2013

Pedang The Tiger Is Reaping The Benefits Of Acupuncture

Wow, this article in the Huffington Post is exciting. I have read about acupuncture for a limping elephant, giraffes, horses, pythons and sea lions. Now I can add tigers to that list! In Israel, vets have used acupuncture on a 14-year-old Sumatran tiger named Pedang. The poor kitty has suffered from chronic ear infections and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 10, 2013

Saturday Appointments Available This Summer

This summer, I have some exciting plans that will take me out of the office on certain days, making my hours a bit different than usual. So, I am going to make appointments available on certain Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 1 PM.  I know that some of you have trouble getting in during the week so here’s your: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 6, 2013

Acupuncture Improves IVF Success

I recently read another endorsement for using acupuncture to treat fertility problems. The director, Lai Jung-nien, of the Chinese Medicine Division at Taipei City Hospital’s Yang-Ming branch reminded people that recent studies show acupuncture can improve circulation to the pelvic area and maintain a stable endometrial thickness, which can improve fertility. Also, acupuncture helps anxiety and, as we know, women who: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 4, 2013