Tag Archives: Asian medicine

What is the purpose of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

November 30, 2012

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by David Lowenstein —  What is the original purpose of Oriental Medicine, which includes acupuncture, bodywork and herbal remedies? One of the oldest texts in Asian Medicine, the Shen Nong Ben Cao, describes the hierarchy of healing that interestingly mirrors the hierarchy of needs as proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, […]

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Anger and Asian Medicine

September 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  When an obstacle gets in the way of a goal, we feel frustration, then anger. In Asian medicine, anger is associated with the Wood process. The Wood organs are the liver and the gallbladder. Although often perceived as negative, anger can be a positive if it promotes a non-damaging action that […]

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Fibromyalgia and shiatsu

February 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  Asian medicine (which includes Asian Bodywork Therapy or ABT, Chinese herbology and acupuncture) is effective at treating conditions where emotional disturbance or stress is an underlying factor. This includes insomnia, anxiety and depression, muscular tension, headaches, digestive disturbances, menstrual dysfunction and low resistance to infection. Also included are multi-symptom illnesses such […]

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