The vast amount of Chinese herbal knowledge available today has accumulated in writing for thousands of years. That means today’s herbalist draws on ancient Continue reading ARE ANCIENT HERBAL FORMULAS STILL VALID?
Acupuncture is one of three branches of traditional Chinese medicine. The other two are Herbal Medicine and the practice of a physical and mental discipline called Chi Gong. Continue reading WHAT ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE?
The first formal record of acupuncture was compiled in China between 300 B.C. and 100 B.C., but that compilation is so extensive and complete Continue reading HOW OLD IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Strange as it may seem, the surface of the ear i contains an invisible upside-down representation of a fetus Continue reading WHAT ARE EAR AND HAND ACUPUNCTURE?
Any form of therapy carries the potential of a positive psychosomatic (mindbody) response. Continue reading ARE ACUPUNCTURE’S RESULTS DUE TO HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION?
Acupuncture has become universally accepted. It’s being utilized in more and more hospitals, wellness centers, pain management centers, doctor’s offices Continue reading IS ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICED IN AMERICAN MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS?
Through the years the various Oriental nationalities and the various acupuncture schools in America have created some variations in diagnostic methods, selection of acupoints to be treated, Continue reading DO ALL ACUPUNCTURISTS WORK THE SAME WAY?
Yes. The government requires acupuncturists to follow very strict sterilization procedures. In addition, presterilized acupuncture needles are manufactured, packaged, and shipped in sterilized containers to ensure compliance with the law.
Because each patient’s health problems and response to treatment are unique, the number and frequency of treatments vary. Typically, the recommendation is two to four treatments per week for eight to sixteen treatments, Continue reading HOW MANY TREATMENTS AND HOW OFTEN?
Depending on the patient’s condition and the • treatment plan, each treatment averages thirty minutes.
Since the primary treatment goal is to unblock Chi and also achieve its equilibrium within and between the meridians, so the body can heal itself, the crux of the matter is this: where to access and stimulate the meridians in relation to a given health problem? Continue reading HOW TO KNOW WHICH ACUPOINTS TO TREAT?
From its ancient beginnings to this day, acupuncture diagnostic procedures center on finding blockages and imbalances of Chi. In examining meridians, today’s acupuncturist may utilize electronic evaluation called Ryodoraku, or other electronic means, but many utilize traditional diagnostic methods. Continue reading WHAT IS INVOLVED IN ACUPUNCTURE DIAGNOSIS?
The desired balance in the flow of Chi can be affected by any noxious substance, both external and internal, including poor nutrition, Continue reading HOW DOES THE FLOW OF CHI BECOME BLOCKED OR UNBALANCED?
While needle treatment is traditional, other effective means of bringing about the desired physiological response include acupressure (finger pressure), blunt probes, pressure massage, electronic stimulation, laser, heat, cold, ultrasound, moxibustion, herbal therapy, to name a few. Continue reading BESIDES NEEDLES, WHAT ARE OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS?
After the initial consultation and examination, the acupuncturist completes the diagnosis and begins carrying out the treatment plan. Continue reading WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT BLOCKED, UNBALANCED CHI?