TCM

European Traditional Medicine- European Ear Acupuncture

European Ear Acupuncture Usually associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ear acupuncture (or auricular acupuncture) has European roots as well. While the roots date back to antiquity, there is much interest in modern European ear acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body’s dysfunction through stimulation of definite points …

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Using Ear Seeds to Quit Smoking– Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Using Your Ears To Quit Smoking It is not uncommon to hear “Use your ears!” in the Perry household. However, it rarely has anything to do with acupuncture and never with ear seeds to quit smoking. This article from the Cleveland Clinic explores the use of acupressure ear seeds to quit smoking. If you are …

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Gua sha: Scraping of back is said to relieve pain and ease other medical problems

Gua Sha Scraping Bruises Gua Sha (“scraping bruises”) is an Asian folk remedy that is often used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Like any other therapy, this is not suited for everyone or every condition. But it does offer another option for healthcare consumers who want to build their own holistic health regimen. …

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Partners In Healing- Cancer survivor testifies to the ways of healing

Partners In Healing Mary Katzke’s film explores the healing power of integrative medicine.  We originally prepared a title with “integrative medicine” for this article. However, as we reflected on Mary’s story we realized she has the right title… Partners in Healing. This isn’t about any medicine really. It is very much about partnerships, respect, even …

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Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

Nondrug Pain Management The U.S. military and VA often lead the way for complementary therapies. The referenced article looks at nondrug pain management research for chronic pain. U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.Studies report nearly …

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Holistic health care shift underway

Holistic Health Care Shift There is a holistic health care shift underway that is disrupting conventional medical care. In the early 1900’s the leading causes of death were infectious diseases. In this century, the leading causes of death are non-infectious chronic diseases. These illnesses, like heart disease, are often the result of our hectic lifestyles. …

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The effects of holistic health group interventions

Holistic Health Group Interventions New research shows that culturally sensitive sessions of holistic health group interventions help mild cognitive impairment. Persons with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI) are at a higher risk of developing dementia than those without cognitive impairment. This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a holistic health group intervention, which is …

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