The TCM Model of the Human Body

Posted August 14, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

In the first article of the series, we discussed how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was a form of holistic medicine, since it focused on healing the physical and non-physical aspects of the human condition. In the second article, we discussed how the different doctrines of Taoism set the intellectual foundation for TCM. In this article, we will discuss how these ideas form the TCM view of the human body. … Read More

Taoism: The Intellectual Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted August 09, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

In the previous article, we discussed the key differences between Western and Eastern Medicine. Western medicine takes a reductionist approach to the body, while Eastern Medicine takes a holistic approach. The reductionist approach in Western medicine is rooted in Enlightenment philosophy, while the holistic approach in Oriental Medicine is based on the Ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism. In order to properly understand Eastern Medicine, it is necessary to understand Taoism. … Read More

Western and Eastern Medicine: A Tale of Two Doctors

Posted August 07, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under oriental medicine, western medicine

Editor's Note: The following is a fictional story and is not meant to portray any actual people nor to give medical advice.  Dolores is a 34-year old married mother in Miami with 3 children. Recently, she lost her job and is stressed about her family being able to pay bills. She needs a new job, but knows she lacks the skills that will make her competitive in the job market. She’s not sleeping well and begins having arguments with her husband, which only makes her feel worse. She has also been overeating and spends a large part of her day on social media, instead of actively looking for a new job. Eventually, she just spends as much time in bed as possible. Dolores’ husband definitely notices the mood change and suggests that she should go see a doctor. Dolores knows she has the option of seeing either Dr. West or Dr. East. The two doctors are smart people, but have different approaches to treatment: … Read More

Acupuncture for Digestive Problems

Acupuncture for digestive problems is safe and effective way to naturally treat many acute and chronic conditions of this important body system. If you've tried conventional medicine to keep digestive problems in check without success, consider acupuncture, which is a holistic health treatment without side effects.  … Read More

Increasing Demand for Acupuncture in America

Posted July 14, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture, News & Events

Holistic medicine treatments are on the rise in the United States and that includes the use of acupuncture. More and more Americans are looking for approaches that treat the whole person instead of just physical symptoms. According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that looked at a five-year period, acupuncture is one of the treatments that is on the rise.  … Read More

Chinese Herbs for Memory

Memory loss can occur for a variety of reasons. A large percentage of adults experience memory loss due to stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and insufficient sleep. Short-term and long-term memory loss may also be caused by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or neurodegenerative illness. Viral infections and medications might be behind your forgetfulness as well. Fortunately, holistic medicine offers natural methods of treating memory loss.  … Read More

Treatment of Mood Swings With Acupuncture

Mood swings may have several causes that include chemical and hormonal imbalance, stress, PMS, medication usage, and diet. Various types of physical illness can also cause mood highs and lows. Acupuncture has been shown to stabilize mood by treating hormone imbalance symptoms. … Read More

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

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