Acupuncture and PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acupuncture Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also known as PTSD is a mental disorder that is triggered by a traumatic situation that makes a person fear for their safety with feelings such as helplessness and horror. The traumatic experiences of war, as an example, makes it difficult for some soldiers returning […]

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Yin Yang Theory and Heat Therapy

Natural Health Tips – Yin Yang Theory and Heat Therapy HEALING PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Yin Yang theory is one of many ancient fundamental principles that guides the healing practice of acupuncture. Yin Yang theory is a way to categorize opposites and encourage balance. The Yin Yang symbol, often seen as half […]

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Wei Qi / Guardian Qi and Your Skin

Natural Health Tips – Guardian Qi and Your Skin HEALING PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Under the ancient medical practice of Acupuncture, the Lung system dominates the skin and Wei Qi or Guardian Qi. Wei Qi can be thought of as a shield of energy that runs along the body surface. This protective […]

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Digestion and Cold

Natural Health Tips – Digestion and Cold HEALING PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE A natural health tip when it comes to eating is to never take cold foods or drinks. Cold cools down the digestive fires and depletes the body energy. Ice drinks are often considered a major cause of weak digestion which […]

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Body-Mind-Breath in Tai Chi / Qi Gong

Natural Health Tips – Body, Mind and Breath HEALING PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE The mind, body and breath work together synergistically. Whenever one is disturbed the others react. Practicing to maintain a good posture, a calm mind and a deep breath provides a healthy dose of preventative medicine. In times of stress, […]

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The Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation is an important indicator regarding feminine health. Under oriental medical guidelines good health can be compared with a smooth flowing circulation within the body in reference to the many bodily functions. Diet, mental-emotional aspects, bowel habits, posture, breathing, environmental conditions, lifestyle, and cardio output are some of the many aspects that rely on smooth […]

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Women’s Health – The Menstrual Cycle

Observing good patterns in sleep, diet and exercise encourages good health. Being aware of irregular patterns associated with the menstrual cycle can also help women identify imbalances and take preventative measures. The Uterine Cycle (Menstrual Cycle) has three phases: Menstrual Phase, Proliferation Phase, and Secretory Phase. The Menstrual Phase (commonly called the period) begins on […]

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Web Links on Alternative Medicine

LINKS OF INTERESTS Evidence-Based Medical Protocols Research on the Health Benefits of Tai Chi New Study – Chi Kung improves students’ health and overall behavior FSA’s & HSA’s can save you money on acupuncture Links on the Flu & Vaccines Now Offering Tai Chi Classes in Coventry & East Greenwich Check out the new Classes […]

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Is acupuncture safe? A systematic review of case reports.

Article: Is Acupuncture Safe? Is acupuncture safe? A systematic review of case reports. Lao L, Hamilton GR, Fu J, Berman BM. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Complementary Medicine Program, Baltimore, USA. OBJECTIVE: The greater acceptance of acupuncture by healthcare professionals and the public has increased the importance of addressing public concern about its safety. […]

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