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Archives: June 2009

Studies Show Acupuncture is Effective

I have recently found that the is a great resource for articles on alternative medicine. Here is another favorable article about acupuncture By Jeanne Grunert of The Norfolk Alternative Medicine Examiner The Effectiveness of Acupuncture “With acupuncture’s growing acceptance in Western medicine, the body of research support its use has also grown. Although the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 29, 2009

10 Practical, Easy, Activities to Balance Your Qi

1. Breath through your nose. Yes, the beginning can be that simple! Breathing through your nose increases your intake of nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide causes your blood vessels to relax and to widen, thereby opening up your arteries. This decreases your blood pressure, allows better blood flow to your heart and other important organs. To: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 26, 2009

Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth

From Acufinder.comBy: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life. Many women report feeling healthier than they have ever felt before; however, the physical growth of the baby and changes in hormone levels can bring about pain, discomfort and a variety of health problems. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can provide: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 25, 2009

Scientific Validation of Acupuncture

This informative article is from The Examiner.comScientific validation of acupuncture – the science of alternative medicine part IV By Tracey Planinz Orlando Alternative Medicine Examiner This week’s series has explored the science behind several alternative therapies, including herbs and homeopathy. Today’s focus is acupuncture. Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine from China dating: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 23, 2009


Strawberries are at their peak now and will remain so through July. In addition to being an appealing valentine-shaped fruit that you can eat fresh or in pies and desserts, strawberries are good for you in special ways. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) terms, strawberries are cooling in nature which make them the perfect summer: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 22, 2009

The Law of Least Effort

“Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.” Deepak Chopra

Posted By: tcm007 on June 20, 2009

Acupuncture and Marathon Runners

An article about acupuncture appeared just before the 40,000 runners took off in the Flora London Marathon. The author noted that serious runners “leave no stone unturned in their quest for speed, and the latest trend is acupuncture to ease weary limbs, niggling injuries and post-race fatigue. “ Runners use acupuncture because it is believed: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 18, 2009

Pet Owners Turning To Acupuncture

Here is an excerpt from yet another article talking about the increasing popularity of acupuncture for pets and their owners. from The Philadelphia Inqurier By Lori Aratani THE WASHINGTON POST Although some in the veterinary profession are skeptical, Americans’ growing fascination with alternative medicine is influencing the kind of care their pets get. Veterinarians once: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 17, 2009

Acupuncture May Enhance Nitric Oxide Levels

A few days ago I posted Nitric Oxide and Your Health. I talked about the important role Nitric Oxide plays in cardiovascular health. This past May a new study came out indicating that acupuncture may enhance the levels of Nitric Oxide in the body. Check it out… A study done at UCLA Medical Center in: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 16, 2009

Acupuncture Helps Pregnancy Symptoms

This post is from Acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of indigestion in pregnancy, new research suggests. A small study involving 36 women found “significant improvements” among those treated with acupuncture. Digestive disorders are one of the most frequent complaints in pregnancy, with 45% to 80% of women reporting things like heartburn, pain or: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 14, 2009
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