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Auricular Acupuncture Benefits: Healthy Heart

If you are looking to improve your heart health, your ear might hold the answer. Auricular acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that involves stimulating external points on the ear — and a study shows the technique can improve heart health.  According to research conducted by a team based in China and Austria, auricular acupuncture increases heart rate variability (HRV). HRV indicates the body’s ability to regulate the time interval between heart beats and to control the heart beat rate. … Read More

Holistic Health Definition: The Essential Elements

Editor's Update-Dec 2017: We have an updated and in-depth blog series on Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine.    Holistic medicine is an ancient system of health care that dates back thousands of years ago, however the expression is of much more recent vintage. The word "holism" was coined by Jan Christiaan Smuts in 1926 to describe the concept that living beings are "greater than and different from the sum of their parts.” The word "holistic" wasn't widely used until the 1970s. … Read More

What Is Holistic Medicine?

Have you ever been in a conventional medical setting and got the feeling that you weren't being considered as a whole person? That your mental and spiritual needs weren't being factored into your health diagnosis and treatment? If so, you may have sought out or wondered about holistic medicine. … Read More

Tui Na Massage

Tui na is a type of massage therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture and herbalism in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. Tui na (pronounced "twee naw") translates into “pinch and pull,” according to the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing. … Read More

Looking for a Natural Treatment for PTSD? Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, holistic therapy for the management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It's a natural treatment that alleviates stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia and other common PTSD symptoms. Many sufferers of PTSD may opt for treatment like cognitive behavior therapy, pharmaceutical prescriptions or stress-reduction techniques. However, increasingly veterans are opting to augment traditional medical health treatments with alternative and holistic therapies like massage, yoga and acupuncture. … Read More

Differences in Diagnosis: Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

So many differences distinguish Chinese and Western medicine, from underlying philosophy to methods of treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of health care that dates back thousands of years, while Western medicine is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Find out how practitioners make a patient diagnosis in Chinese medicine vs Western medicine. … Read More

What to Expect in Acupuncture School

If you dream of pursuing an exciting and satisfying career in a medical or health field, you might want to consider the field of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. More and more health care consumers are turning to complimentary and alternative medical treatments as part of their health and wellness plans, making it a great time to get into the growing industry. … Read More

What Are Yin and Yang Correspondences?

To understand traditional Chinese medicine, it helps to learn more about some important underlying concepts, including Yin and Yang. These two elements define Yin-Yang Theory and have various properties that inform the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine and healing. Nothing in the universe can exist without these elements, which are opposite but also dependent on one another. But what are Yin and Yang exactly?  … Read More

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