TCM

Science of Gua Sha

Scraping for an Answer While scraping might sound counter-intuitive as a way to deal with pain, there is growing use and evidence. The article by Arya Nielson, PhD shows new ways to think about the centuries-old remedy. Gua sha is a modality used across Asia both in the clinic and in the home and now …

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Pains and needles: brain scans point to hidden effects of acupuncture

Acupuncture Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease Neuroscientists have been studying how acupuncture affects the brain. It’s clear from many imaging studies that causing pain by inserting needles into the skin does influence brain activity, presumably by activating nerves close to …

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Integrative Medicine Courses Increase at Medical Schools

Integrative Medicine in Med School This article has an absolutely key learning for any form of medicine. Physicians need to become more familiar with integrative medicine. As the article says, “a person’s overall wellness cannot be measured simply by looking at the health of various organs.” Heffron, the former director of Brown’s medical school concentration in integrative …

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Many Parents Don’t Tell Doctor About ‘Complementary’ Therapy Use in Kids

Complementary Therapy Complementary therapy has been on the rise. While good overall, it is vital to keep physicians updated so they can help avoid problems like adverse interactions with medications or activities that might be contraindicated. Parents often try unconventional treatments — such as acupuncture and herbal products — when their kids are sick, but …

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Health on the High Seas – Mandara Spa on the NCL Breakaway – HealthPopuli.com

Holistic Health on High Seas A cruise ship that offers a buffet of holistic health options! “Health is very addictive,” Michaela Deeley told me. “The way you feel once you start to feel good… you don’t want to stop.” Michaela is the manager at the Mandara Spa on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, the Breakaway, …

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I Tried Gua Sha To Treat My Ankle Injury And This Is What Happened

A Need for Gua Sha? I cried as they carried me off the basketball court, blubbering about how this couldn’t be happening. I had a half marathon in 14 weeks, and a severe ankle injury was not in the plan.  After a month of pain and little-to-no progress, I was willing to do just about …

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Bloomfield woman overcomes chronic breast and back pain with acupuncture

Ellen Guenther first tried acupuncture seven years ago.  She needed help with chronic pain from severe tightening of her chest wall following mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Source: Bloomfield woman overcomes chronic breast and back pain with acupuncture Acupuncture for Chronic Pain According to the article, Chinese medicine describes acupuncture as a technique that restores the …

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