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Archives: July 2011

Acupuncture Increases Blood Flow to the Brain

Acupuncture increases blood flow to the brain without raising arterial blood pressure or pulse rate. A new study, recently published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine  reports that  using acupuncture to increase blood flow to the brain has good implications for the treatment of  dizziness, hypertension, hypotension, deficient memory, ear ringing (tinnitus), headaches,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 31, 2011

Yale Study: Acupuncture Reduced Hot Flashes By 30%

A Yale University/University of Pittsburg study of women with hot flashes brought on by conventional breast cancer treatment reveals that women who received acupuncture had a 30% reduction in hot flashes. You can read more about the randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial  by clicking here.

Posted By: tcm007 on July 29, 2011

Acupuncture Could Help If There Was An Alien Invasion ;)

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I am a Star Trek fan. As a matter of fact, I am a fan of good science fiction wherever I find it. Recently I have been watching the show, Falling Skies. In this morbid fictional reality, Earth has been dominated for some time by Aliens called: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 27, 2011

How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treats Autoimmune Disorders

By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOMFrom:  Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters tissues. There are more than eighty serious chronic illnesses in this category including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Addison’s disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 25, 2011

Acupuncture Works For Stress Relief

Let me introduce you to a great blogger who writes very helpful posts. Lynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and author. I have followed many of her posts on Acupuncture Health Insights. I am in strong agreement with many of her explanations and ways of thinking about Chinese Medicine.  This particular post – Why Acupuncture: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 22, 2011

Cupping Keeps Dancers Dancing

As many of you know, cupping is an effective treatment commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping involves placing sterile cups (they often look like a glass jelly jar) on the appropriate areas of your skin and suctioning out the air to create a vacuum. The underlying tissue becomes raised, or sucked, partway into the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 20, 2011

Hey Honey

When bees feast on flowers, the process of making honey begins. The flower nectar mixes with enzymes in the bees’ saliva and turns it into honey. Then, the bees carry the honey back to the hive where they deposit it into the cells of the hive’s walls.  Honey has many health benefits, especially if it: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 13, 2011

Navy Needles

Stress disorders (some are very severe) are exploding in our servicemen and women.  Away from home in totally unfamiliar situations for long stretches, exposed to deadly situations, and confused by unknown cultures, women and men who serve in the armed forces are predictably likely candidates for psychological problems.  Unfortunately, the is still a stigma in: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 11, 2011