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Category: Pain Relief

Acupuncture Offers Long Term Pain Relief For Migraine Sufferers

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows long term pain relief for migraine sufferers. This study had 249 participants who regularly suffered migraines without aura. They were divided into 3 groups: *true acupuncture *sham acupuncture and *a control group. The participants kept diaries to record how often they: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 12, 2017

Super Bowl Fans: 9 NFL Players Who Use Acupuncture

The 2017 Super Bowl has many fans celebrating “their” team winning, exciting plays, crazy new commercials and how much beer can be consumed on one Sunday afternoon. I admit, I don’t really get it, but the one thing about football that I do understand is that it is a very rough sport. And, I know: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 5, 2017

Cupping Was One of the Top Searches on WebMD for 2016

The round bruises on swimmer Michael Phelps at the Olympics sent searches for the term “cupping” up by 136% among consumers in 2016. The centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy is trendy among athletes for pain relief, muscle tension, improved flexibility and range of motion. Among the many benefits of cupping are increased blood flow, a speedier: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 12, 2016

Painful Intercourse May Be Due To Vulvodynia

Sexual intercourse is painful for some women, and one cause of the discomfort is due to a condition called Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh). You aren’t alone if you haven’t heard of it; many M.D.s and other healthcare providers have not heard of this condition, either. Also those who experience it often don’t know that acupuncture and Chinese: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 14, 2016

3 Great Reasons To Get Acupuncture NOW

The holidays are a perfect time to get acupuncture! Acupuncture: 1) Offers quick stress relief 2) Prevents and treats colds, sinusitis, allergies and the flu 3) Acupuncture is hugely effective for pain relief from many types of pains. To learn more about the many benefits of acupuncture watch this short video and don’t forget to: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 9, 2015

Lovely, Unique & Healthy Gift Ideas For You & Your Loved Ones

Blooming Teas – It’s beautiful, unique, tasty, healthy and great for parties. An Eye Pillow – I love these, and use one almost every night. It feels super relaxing and helps shut out any extra light. Teas From Traditional Medicinals – My favorite tea brand. One of the few that has good quality herbs. As: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2015

Ling Gu: An Amazing Acupuncture Point

Ling Gu This has been one of my most popular acupuncture posts since it came out two years ago. I’ve updated it to answer questions I’ve received from readers. Enjoy! Acupuncture treatments almost always use more than one acupoint, but today, I want to highlight one of my favorites. I use the point named Ling: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2015

Musings About Detachment, Health and Happiness

A few weeks ago I was sitting by a lake with one of my favorite cousins Jessica. Jessica has a very calm voice, often soothing in nature. I know that she has strong opinions and emotions (as most of us do, at least occasionally ;). I admire her skill at detachment, and do not be: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 27, 2015

Learn More About Moxabustion (Moxa)

Using Moxabustion (Moxa) is a common practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a treatment that you may find helpful. In Chicago, where I live with about 2.7 million other people, we get pretty cold in the winter. Our long, icy season provides the perfect opportunity to add a little moxa to my patients’ treatment plans.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2015

What is Cupping???

Let’s start with a quiz: A. Cupping is an exotic cooking term from Thailand. B. Cupping is men’s attempts to protect their private parts. C. Cupping is an ancient technique that involves using cups on the skin, creating suction to enhance circulation, relieve pain, and provide many other benefits. Correct answer: C (I really hope: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 18, 2015
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