INTEGRATIVE RESEARCH

Written by Dr. M. Ling, 25 February 2015  In my clinic I spend a fair amount of time guiding willing people to tune in to their feelings, bringing gentle awareness to what is not being felt, or avoided/resisted, and thus often contributing to illness or unwanted...

A 64 year-old Polish man came to my clinic across from Richmond Hospital in B.C., Canada in March 2013 for back pain located between his shoulder blades.  He described the pain as feeling sharp and fixed, “like being jabbed”. His work is very physical and involves...

Medical and Scientific Bases of Wet Cupping Therapy (Al-Hijamah): In Light of Modern Medicine and Prophetic Medicine by El Sayed et al. Published in Alternative and Integrative Medicine, 2013, Volume 2 Issue 5 ABSTRACT Wet cupping therapy (WCT) is a simple and economic treatment that still needs scientific interpretation. It...

Methods of Wet Cupping Therapy (Al-Hijamah): In Light of Modern Medicine and Prophetic Medicine  by El Sayed et al. Published in Alternative and Integrative Medicine, 2013, Volume 2 Issue 3 ABSTRACT Cupping therapy is a simple, effective and economic treatment. Cupping therapy is a formal treatment in Chinese hospitals and in...

Hypoglycemic herbs and their action mechanisms by HongXiang Hui, George Tang, and Vay LW Go Published in Chinese Medicine Journal (2009), accessed through BioMed Central Ltd. ABSTRACT Conventional drugs treat diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity, increasing insulin production and/or decreasing the amount of glucose in blood. Several herbal preparations...

A Perspective on the Effects and Benefits of the Ancient Art of Hijama (Cupping) Therapy by Dr. David Parker, ND Published in the International Cupping Society (ICS) Magazine, January 2010 As a naturopath, nutritionist and healer, I was intrigued to explore the scientific reasons why the ancient art...

Evaluation of wet-cupping therapy for persistent non-specific low back pain: a randomised, waiting-list controlled, open-label, parallel-group pilot trial by Jong-In Kim, et al Published in the Trials Journal (2011), accessed through BioMed Central Ltd. ABSTRACT Background: Persistent non-specific low back pain (PNSLBP) is one of the most frequently experienced types of back pain...

In the article on Acupuncture  - A Brief Introduction, we discussed the concept of invisible energy pathways, or meridians that run throughout the body in a closed circuit.   Powerful energy is transmitted through these meridians similarly as the energy that runs through electrical power lines. So...

Effectiveness of strengthened stimulation during acupuncture for the treatment of Bell palsy: a randomized controlled trial by Xu Sha-Bei et al. Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), February 25, 2013 ABSTRACT Background: The traditional Chinese theory of acupuncture emphasizes that the intensity of acupuncture must reach a threshold...