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Chinese Medical Theory and Diagnosis

An Explanation for How Acupuncture Works
An acupuncturist talks about his experiences and gives some explanation on how acupuncture works with horses, and based on some insights from feng shui, the ...

How to Boost Energy with Acupuncture in Winter
Recharge Your Battery this Winter with Acupuncture If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. "Lack of energy" is one of the top ...

The Chinese Heart
Are you ready to tap into the health secrets that have been curing people  for thousands of years? Those secrets are the ancient healing system that is ...

Diagnosis of the Tongue
Tongue diagnosis is an important part of the Chinese medical assessment. During an examination, the overall tongue coating, shape, and color is taken into account.The ...

Summertime! Chinese Medicine and the Summer Season
The season filled with abundant energy, long days and sunshine.  This is the most yang time of year.  Summer is about expansion, growth, activity and ...

The Spirit of Renewal: Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Spring: It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of ...

Chinese Medicine and Winter Season
The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges ...

The Definition of "Jing" - Essence
Essence is that which is bestowed by Nature. It is rooted in the beginningless, espied in the absolute, and becomes fragmented in the temporal." -- ...

Chemical Foundation of TCM Becomes Clearer
One of the greatest challenges to mainstream Western medicine's acceptance of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been the contrast between the ancient principles and language ...

I-Ching Acupuncture
Chinese Medicine has been practiced for thousand of years. As practitioners of acupuncture we are continually amazed by the effect that is achieved by needling ...

The Definition of "Jin Ye" - Precious Liquid
All living things are born from fluid … Water is the mother of the Three Sources of Heaven, Earth and Humans." -- Chang Ching-Yueh, The ...

Treating Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Over the last 10 years, in my practice I have specialized in TCM Ophthalmology.  I have made quite a few significant clinical observations through diagnostic ...

Autumn, Acupuncture and TCM
The weather is cool and crisp. The sun is beginning to set earlier. The leaves are turning vivid hues of red, orange, and yellow. Fall ...

Treating Macular Degneration with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Macular Degeneration (ARMD-Aged Related Macular Degeneration) is the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, a tiny yellowish area near the center of the ...

Chinese Medicine - Opinions of Interstitial Cystitis
ORIENTAL DIAGNOSIS OF IC IS DEFICIENT KIDNEY ENERGY IC symptoms include extreme pain in their pelvic area, frequency, low energy ...

The Definition of "Shen" - Root of the Spirit
Chinese Medicine considers Shen to be one of the "three treasures" that constitute life: Jing, the essence; Qi, the life force; and Shen, the spirit ...

Feng Shui for Health and Well Being
Qi (or Chi pronounced chee) is often referred to as "the breath of life."  It is our body's "life force" or "vital energy" traveling along ...

The Definition of "Qi"
Qi (pronounced "chee") can be defined as the "force" or "vital substance" that animates and controls the observable functions of living beings. The basic foundation ...

Yin-Yang Balance and Food Choice
Whether you turn to acupuncture or allopathic medicine for healing, choosing the right foods for your constitution will speed your progress. According to traditional Chinese ...

The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation
The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation Spring is ruled by the wood element, which is associated with the liver, an organ with an incredible capacity ...

REST, RESTORE, REVITALIZE: Winter and Chinese Medicine
The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges ...

Enjoy the Energy of Fall: Autumn and Traditional Chinese Medicine
quot;In ancient times those people who understood Tao (the way of self cultivation) patterned themselves upon the Yin and the Yang (the two principles in ...

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have a healing methodology called the 5 Phases (Elements). Summer is ruled by the Fire element and is expressed in ...

A Comparison of the Influence of Chinese and Western Philosophies on the Development of TCM and Western Medicine
Introduction Various cultures throughout history have sought to orient a life view to understand the relationships between birth, death, sickness and health. When civilised cultures ...