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 when there’s lack of Qi energy (electricity), or there
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 to generate de qi, which is necessary
Osteoarthritis and Chinese Medicine: An Overview of Theories and Evidence by Bin Hua and Kylie O’Brien Published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, October 2010, No. 94 ABSTRACT Osteoarthritis (OA) has been treated with Chinese medicine (CM) for hundreds of years, albeit under the auspices of other clinical descriptors understood within the field of CM. This
Modern Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Diabetes Mellitus (Part Two) by Clinton J. Choate Published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, No. 59, January 1999 There are two words in the Chinese language for diabetes: the traditional medical name ‘xiao-ke’ which means “wasting and thirsting”, and the modern term ‘tang-niao-bing’ which means “sugar urine illness”.
The Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease by Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine by Yu-fang Xue Published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine October 2003, No. 73 Parkinson’s disease is the most common central nervous system disorder. It is an idiopathic, slowly progressive degeneration of automatic and gross motor function. Parkinson’s disease is characterised by impaired movement, muscular rigidity, resting tremor,
Clinical Observations of 98 Cases of Wind-stroke Hemiplegia Treated with a Combination of Great Needling, Network Vessel Puncturing & Cupping abstracted & translated by Honora Lee Wolfe, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac. FNAAOM (USA) Great needling (ju zhen) is one of the “nine needling methods” from the Ling Shu (Spiritual Axis). It consists of needling deeply points
Study: Acupuncture May Change the Way the Brain Perceives Pain by Alice Park, December 6, 2010 Published in TIME.com The idea of pricking your body with needles in order to relieve pain seems nothing if not counterintuitive, but thousands of acupuncture patients swear the treatments are effective in addressing pain of all kinds. But how