Tag Archives: Oriental 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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Cosmetic acupuncture: A great alternative

September 23, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Cosmetic acupuncture is an area of Oriental medicine that reduces wrinkles; rejuvenates the skin; reduces cellulite, acne, varicose veins and scar inflammation; and augments and enhances the breasts. This specialty area of acupuncture is non-radical, has no side-effects and is a safe procedure that leaves patients feeling healthier and looking […]

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Nourishing health by harmonizing yin and yang

September 8, 2012

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by Don Matesz —  Have you noticed that we can divide every aspect of experience into simple opposites: hot/cold, inside/outside, male/female, dry/wet, rough/smooth, peak/valley and so on? These represent the complementary, ever-present forces of yin and yang. Oriental medicine identifies yin-yang imbalances, and uses modalities like nutrition, herbal medicine and acupuncture to harmonize these forces. […]

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Cosmetic acupuncture versus surgical face lifts

August 8, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  In today’s culture of nips, tucks and Botox injections, acupuncture offers a safer alternative. While not a replacement for cosmetic surgery, acupuncture facial rejuvenation is an excellent and reasonable therapy. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery; it is safe and painless; and there are no side-effects or risk […]

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Acupuncture and urinary tract infections

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Y. Frank Aoi —  Someone asked me recently how well acupuncture works to treat urinary tract infections (UTI). This is an excellent question, since an acupuncture needle cannot kill bacteria directly. So does acupuncture really work for certain diseases? Before learning the answer to this question, you must not think in terms of […]

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Pediatric Oriental medicine and acupuncture

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Oriental medicine and acupuncture are among the CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies most frequently recommended by internists and family physicians and are currently practiced in more than 140 U.S. hospitals. An examination of 43 pain clinics in North American children’s hospitals revealed that approximately one-third offered acupuncture services. Most […]

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