Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is all about balance–energy balance, in particular. And whether you visit a Western or an Eastern practitioner for fatigue, you’re likely to get the same advice: Incorporate more balance into your life. TCM will provide you with various tools for achieving balance. If you experience fatigue with no known medical reason, you might want to consider trying some TCM approaches that address the root causes of this pernicious condition, not just the symptoms. Continue reading “5 Ways to Treat Fatigue with Traditional Chinese Medicine”
Yogis, writers, tailors, hair cutters, software engineers, carpenters, baristas… For many of these people, wrist pain is the bane of their existence. Ask, and most will tell you they have carpal tunnel. Continue reading “Acupuncture and Carpal Tunnel”
Bipolar patients struggle with a lifelong disorder that causes unpredictable manic and depressive episodes from day to day. An estimated 1.9 million Americans suffer from this illness, and their families, jobs, and relationships are often disrupted by the persistence of extreme ups and downs. Continue reading “Treating Bipolar Disorder with Acupuncture”
Have you seen Iron Man 3? At the end, there’s a scene when main character Tony Stark is undergoing surgery. If you look closely, you can see acupuncture needles in his chest.
Many sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) seek relief from acupuncture. While some medical practitioners use IBS as a “one size fits all” diagnosis, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach IBS on an individual, symptom-by-symptom basis. Continue reading “Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Traditional Chinese Medicine”
Can Acupuncture help stimulate natural labor? This is a newer application of Acupuncture for the Western World and is beginning to gain some recognition, but it is not new in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Continue reading “Acupuncture to Promote Labor Progression”
Since the late nineties, there has been evidence to suggest that your breech baby can be turned to its optimal position for birth using moxibustion, a Chinese medicine technique.It’s done by using moxibustion to warm the acupuncture point at the end of your little toe, the last point on your Bladder meridian!
Acupuncture has been popular since ancient times for a reason: It makes people feel better. What’s more, in recent years, patients undergoing the procedure to treat health concerns have often noticed that their looks have benefited, too—leading to a rise in “acupuncture facials” that combine whole-body rebalancing with targeted needle stimulation (and, sometimes, spa-like add-ons) for glowing skin.