Monthly Archives: October 2016

Acupuncture and Diarrhea: Factors and Prevention

The concepts of acute and chronic diarrhea in Chinese medicine are similar to acute and chronic enteritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastrointestinal dysfunctions in Western medicine. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acute diarrhea can be caused by these … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Constipation: Factors and Prevention

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), constipation can be caused by these factors: * Mental or emotional problems such as stress and anxiety; * Aging, or physical weakness due to overstrain; * Unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercises, or imbalanced diets; … Continue reading

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What is Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a preventive and therapeutic technique in Chinese medicine. It may also be beneficial for health promotion purposes. It is used to adjust the flow of qi and blood in local areas using a jar to attach to … Continue reading

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Prevention of Migraines and Headaches in Chinese Medicine

According to Chinese Medicine, migraines and headaches can be caused by these internal and external factors: * Exogenous pathogenic factors such as wind, including wind-cold, wind-heat, and wind-dampness; * Mental or emotional upsets such as stress, anxiety, depression, and anger … Continue reading

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What Are Auricular Acupuncture Points

Auricular acupuncture points are certain locations or areas on the ear that can be stimulated for certain effects such as relieving pain or inflammation. The stimulation can be from acupuncture needles or the pressure from certain seeds. The distribution of … Continue reading

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Preparation of Herbs

Crude herbs need to be prepared with certain procedures before they can be used.  Because herbs are natural products, they need to be cleaned and processed to be stored for a long term.  Some special processing methods are used to … Continue reading

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How to Use Herbs in Different Forms

Herbal compress: Applying a cloth that has been soaked in herbal solutions directly on the affected body area. Herbal decoctions: Using the bark, root, seed, or berry of a plant to make a tea through simmering for about 20-30 minutes.  … Continue reading

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Mind-Body Techniques and Weight Control

In today’s industrialized world, the problems of chronic stress and obesity are becoming more and more serious. In the meantime, mindfulness-based methods such as mindful eating are getting more and more popular in recent years. The practice of mind-body techniques … Continue reading

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