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Acupuncture and lung health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and lung health

October 10, 2017

Acupuncture and lung health: A study published by the Natural Health Research Institute suggests acupuncture can improve the breathing ability of COPD patients. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive disease that gradually decreases lung function. The patients in this study received daily acupuncture treatments for twelve weeks using the same points on each…

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Building protective qi

Building Protective Qi with Acupuncture

October 1, 2017

Building Protective Qi with TCM Everybody gets sick at some point in their life. For some, it’s just a quick weekend thing.  For others, it can last for several days and even weeks. Why do some people always get sick whenever there is a bug going around and others don’t? It all comes down to…

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nourishing the heart through food

Nourishing the heart through food

June 26, 2017

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the heart, the lungs, the liver.…

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Acupuncture for weight loss

Research Update: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

June 12, 2017

Acupuncture for Weight Loss An article published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, substantiates the usage of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal formulations can help in the treatment of obesity and weight loss. The article reviewed four clinical studies and 16 animal studies on the effects of traditional Chinese medicine for treating obesity.…

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Acupuncture and liver health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Liver Health

May 30, 2017

Acupuncture and Liver Health The College of Oriental Medicine at Daejeon University conducted and published a study that shows acupuncture can reduce liver toxicity, while protecting the liver and its functions. While this study was conducted on laboratory rats, the information collected shows great promise as to how it can be used in humans. The…

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is more than just needles

May 1, 2017

Acupuncture: There is a point to that! Acupuncture is more than just needles. Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of all, the practice of Chinese…

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Acupuncture and Spring

How does Chinese medicine view spring?

April 7, 2017

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Spring Spring is generally regarded as a happy season, especially for those that live in areas where winter is cold and dark. Spring brings with it longer days, more sunshine, the rebirth of plants and more activity. But for many, the months of spring can also bring irritability, anxiety, sinus issues,…

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Tips to keep your heart in balance with acupuncture

Tips to help your heart stay in balance

February 1, 2017

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore these tips to help your heart stay in balance. The heart season is summer, and heart is…

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Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

January 27, 2017

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine teaches us to live in…

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Sleep and qi clock

Exploring the 24 Hour Qi Clock

November 2, 2016

Most people are familiar with the terms diurnal and nocturnal. Diurnal means active during the daytime, while nocturnal means active during the nighttime. Together the two make up a 24-hour cycle known as a day. But, in traditional Chinese medicine, this 24-hour cycle is viewed as much more than just a day in the life.…

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