In the early 1970’s American newspaper reporters covering President Richard Nixon’s visit to China wrote about a “miraculous” healing art virtually unknown in the United States. Continue reading WHAT BROUGHT ACUPUNCTURE TO THE UNITED STATES?
Category Archives: ACUTOUCH
WHAT ARE YIN AND YANG?
The give-and-take of yin and yang in the human body is a concept foreign to Western experience, but is a cornerstone of Oriental acupuncture thought. Continue reading WHAT ARE YIN AND YANG?
WHAT IS CHI GONG?
Chi Gong is a time-honored exercise method of addressing many health issues while enhancing one’s physical and mental vitality. Through a process centered on pleasant, Continue reading WHAT IS CHI GONG?
ARE ANCIENT HERBAL FORMULAS STILL VALID?
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?
WHAT ARE OTHER ASPECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE?
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?
HOW OLD IS ACUPUNCTURE?
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?
WHAT ARE EAR AND HAND 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?
ARE ACUPUNCTURE’S RESULTS DUE TO HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION?
Any form of therapy carries the potential of a positive psychosomatic (mindbody) response. Continue reading ARE ACUPUNCTURE’S RESULTS DUE TO HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION?
IS ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICED IN AMERICAN MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS?
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?
DO ALL ACUPUNCTURISTS WORK THE SAME WAY?
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?
ARE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES STERILE AND SAFE?
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.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS AND HOW OFTEN?
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?
HOW LONG DO TREATMENTS TAKE?
Depending on the patient’s condition and the • treatment plan, each treatment averages thirty minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FLOW OF CHI BECOMES BLOCKED?
Chi is meant to flow freely throughout the meridian network carrying its balanced vital force to all the body’s parts, organs, and systems, Continue reading WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FLOW OF CHI BECOMES BLOCKED?
What Should I do for my treatment?
Before your treatment, please consider the following: Continue reading What Should I do for my treatment?