Great Research using Rat Model – Acupuncture Sciatic Nerve Neuroprotective Mechanism Found

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Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers conclude that acupuncture inhibits nerve cell death due to sciatic nerve impairment. A controlled laboratory investigation identified the neuroprotective role of two acupuncture techniques for impaired sciatic nerves. Shallow acupuncture and deep acupuncture at Huantiao (GB30) successfully promoted motor functional recovery, improved nerve conduction velocity, and boosted regeneration …

Oriental Medicine for Injury Rehab and Relief

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After sustaining an injury, the healing process goes through two stages. The first is called the acute stage and is characterized by redness, swelling, inflammation and pain. The second is the chronic stage in which a patient may experience pain only when overusing the injured body part. Noticeable signs of inflammation may be nonexistent or …

Releasing Stress for a Healthy New Year

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The start of the new year is a time of looking forward to the future, setting goals and putting in motion the steps necessary to achieve them. Moving directly from a busy season immediately to actively working towards achieving goals can create additional stress and pressure to do well. Unchecked stress is often the cause …

Tai Chi Chuan optimizes the functional organization of the intrinsic human brain architecture in older adults

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Tai chi chuan, a gentle form of martial arts combining deep, diaphragmatic breathing and flowing, dancelike poses, can be a remarkably potent workout for people of many ages. In various recent studies and reviews, tai chi has been found to improve practitioners’ balance, leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, pulse rate, muscular flexibility, immune system response, sleep …

The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation

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  Spring is ruled by the Wood element, which is associated with the liver, an organ with an incredible capacity for regeneration. When searching for the underlying cause of disease, practitioners of Chinese medicine often look first to the liver. The health of your liver reflects your overall health and well-being. The liver filters over …

The Addiction-Willpower Connection

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According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, emotions originate internally from different organs inside the body. Conditions and events in the external world may provoke specific reactions but, ultimately, each person is responsible for the emotion generated. Any addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, food, work, or other activity or substance, effectively blocks intelligence and suppresses healing …

The Three Practices of Acupuncture: Technique, Modality, Profession An excellent article by Canadian Dr Daniel Schulman, LAc

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  “The mid- level physician believes this knowledge to be something attainable. The lower physician believes this to be something easily acquired. It is the superior physician (alone) that understands the true difficulties of (its study).”                Lingshu, Chapter 11   Many different forms and versions of acupuncture are now available from many different healthcare providers. …

Devastating Injury Caused by Under-Trained Acupuncture Provider

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My heart goes out to Canadian Olympian Kim Ribble-Orr who recently suffered a collapsed lung and a subsequent crippling infection after undergoing acupuncture at the hands of an undertrained massage therapist. The National Post published an article chronicling the Judo competitor’s devastating experience, which illustrates the importance of visiting a licensed acupuncturist. After a 2006 car crash, Ribble-Orr suffered …

Keep your skin healthy with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be very effective at treating skin conditions. Treatments can provide quick relief for acute symptoms as well as significant and lasting relief from recurrent or chronic skin conditions. The skin reflects and reacts to imbalances within the body’s internal landscape and the effects of the environment. Internal disharmonies caused by …