The Five Elements and Acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Chinese belief about the five elements and acupuncture in the realm of traditional medicine is based on ideas that unfortunately seem mystical to Western society. The five elements and acupuncture are based on the existence of qi, in Chinese medicine theory. Qi is the energy that we all have… Continue reading

Chinese Studies Show that TCM Treats Amenorrhea Better Than Western Medicine

If you are neither menopausal nor pregnant and have missed three periods in a row, you’re probably suffering from amenorrhea or an absence of menstruation and it would be wise to visit a health specialist for women or a doctor. If by the age of 16, a girl still hasn’t… Continue reading

Acupuncture Treatment for Weight Loss Can Resolve Your Weight Problem Permanently

At some point in our lives, some of us may have attempted to lose weight by trying every diet known to man, only to ultimately go back to or even increase our old obese weight. It seems most of us were not meant to be thin no matter how hard… Continue reading

Acupuncture Studies on Heart Disease Show Promising Results

Ischemic heart disease more commonly known as coronary heart disease arises when cholesterol accumulates in the coronary arteries and form atherosclerotic plaques. Eventually, this leads to the hardening and constricting of the coronary arteries that carry blood to the heart. The supply of oxygen to the heart muscle is lessened… Continue reading

The Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture for Patients with Shoulder Injury

Various types of shoulder injuries will require different forms of treatments. Surgery may be the best option for really serious injuries although for light to moderate cases, natural healing options may be the best approach for people who would want a safe and effective type of treatment for their shoulder… Continue reading

Relieving Anxiety Symptoms By Means of Acupuncture

An anxious person is one who feels worried, uneasy, or overwhelmed. In Western medicine, there are quite a few different names for this emotional condition and all have parallels to each other. The Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety are: • A feeling of not being able to breathe properly •… Continue reading

Chinese Medicine Can Treat Hyperlipidemia and Lower High Cholesterol Levels

Hyperlipidemia and high cholesterol are usually related to two things: genetics and dietary choices. Western medicine’s treatments for these conditions are mainly statin medications, which are not the only weapons you can use. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in combination with healthy dietary choices also work in helping lower cholesterol… Continue reading

The Various Types of Edema in Chinese Medicine and their Corresponding Treatments

Chinese medicine categorizes edema into various syndromes, depending on where and how it arises in the body. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), hand edema can be blamed on Heart Qi Deficiency while Kidney Deficiency causes ankle edema. An ancient Chinese healing procedure, acupuncture can treat a variety of illnesses, including… Continue reading

The Viral Defense Formula

Most of the classes of herbs that have heat clearing qualities also have powerful anti viral properties. There were obviously no microscopes during ancient times to discover germs and viruses and how they cause infections. However, there was an understanding of toxins in the blood and heat (Fever) even then…. Continue reading