Friday, January 31, 2014

How Obamacare Affects Acupuncture

Uncovering the mysteries of Chinese Medicine

Say “Chinese Medicine” and most people will think of 

acupuncture and boiling up strange smelling herbs. And 

while herbs and needles play a big part in treatments, 

there’s so much more to Chinese Medicine according to 

Somerset acupuncturist and herbalist Martin John.Read more

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat Cancer? The Research Says Yes

CANCER ETIOLOGY CHINESE MEDICINE

Cancer development theory in Chinese medicine is complimentary to that of conventional
medicine in many ways; there is agreement in the belief that genetics and environment toxins
all contribute and predispose t
o cancer development. However, Chinese medicine regards
cancer, as the end result of multiple long
-
term, chronic body imbalances from both external
and internal causes not a single end
-
stage event. These imbalances can result from genetic
abnormalities or
weakness (poor Kidney
jing
), invasion by external pathogenic factors,
exposure to environmental toxins, chemicals, drugs, chronic infections or inflammation, internal
pathogenic factors (multiple organ dysfunction) and psychological stress. In brief, tumor
s are
considered to develop from a deficiency of Qi. Qi deficiency eventually leads to deficiency and
stagnation of Qi and Blood and the development of Damp, Phlegm and Toxic Heat. Eventua
lly
there is an “entanglement”
of Qi, Blood, Damp
-
Phlegm and Toxic H
eat (can be exogenous or
generated endogenously), that forms a mass or tumor. These elements are present in variable
degrees depending on the individual animal. All cancer patients are considered to have
abnormal circulation patterns and “sticky blood” (bl
ood stagnation or stasis) to some degree.
Because of the multi
-
factorial nature of cancer development, Chinese medicine holds that
there can be no single cure for cancer for these reasons. Cancer or tumors are considered the
end stage of chronic and comple
x disease processes and require strong material treatment
and so the treatment of cancer requires the use herbal medicine; a strong material treatment.
Acupuncture (an energetic treatment) and food therapy are typically used in the treatment of
cancer, but
in general they are not strong enough to effectively resolve or manage cancer
when used alone. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation

New CT scans reveal acupuncture points

State of the art 3D imaging technology has proven that acupuncture points exist according to a recent study published by the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena. 
The CT scanners revealed that "Acupuncture points have a higher density of micro-vessels and contain a large amount of involuted microvascular structures. The non-acupuncture points did not exhibit these properties."
Another study saw researchers use an amperometric oxygen microsensor to detect partial oxygen pressure variations at different locations on the anterior aspect of the wrist. It showed a direct correlation of increased oxygen pressure with known and commonly used acupuncture points.
This is only confirming what acupuncturists have known for centuries but it is one step further to proving that the concept of qi or energy flowing through the body is not hocum. Acupuncturists have always thought that acupuncture points are simply areas where the qi pools and at this point an acupuncturist would use the conductive nature of the needles to manipulate that persons qi. This research shows this to be correct and is a huge finding for researchers and the acupuncture community

Monday, January 13, 2014

Breast cancer and Acupuncture 2014

Do allergies have your sinuses all stuffed up? Acupuncture can help, and here are some points you can press on to help open and drain them

A few key points to relieve sinus congestion and pain



What Does Acupuncture Feel Like

One of the biggest misconception about acupuncture has to do with the word "needle". Most folks think it's going to hurt, and in reality, most people hardly feel it if they feel anything it's usually not pain, but a variety of other sensations.