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

The Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Medicine Careers

Are you considering training for a job in massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care or a related field, but want to learn more? Holistic medicine careers have numerous benefits that make them attractive to those who are looking to start down a professional path or switch their focus mid-career. … 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

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of unknown cause that affects the body's muscles and connective tissues, causing pain and fatigue. Currently, the disorder affects as many as 5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It has been reported to be two times as prevalent in veterans. Find out how acupuncture for fibromyalgia, along with other holistic treatments, may help alleviate the symptoms of this disorder. … Read More

Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

Chinese medicine is a system of health care developed thousands of years ago. Western medicine, while quite ubiquitous in the United States, is a much more recent phenomenon. "The development of medicine in Western nations follows the way of hypothetical deduction and the Eastern approach uses the inductive method," writes Dr. Julia J. Tsuei for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. "The Western approach clearly divides the health from the disease, yet the Eastern approach considers health as a balanced state versus disease as an unbalanced state." Whether you are looking for alternative or complimentary treatments to those offered by mainstream medical providers or are considering a career in in holistic health, it helps to understand some of the differences in Chinese medicine vs Western medicine. To learn more about some attributes of each system, read on. … Read More

Can You Treat Thyroid Naturally?

Do you suffer from hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism or another ailment that affects the gland that regulates your body’s metabolism, growth, development and temperature? If so, you’re not alone. More than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association. That’s more than 12 percent of the U.S. population. Many people don’t even know they have thyroid problems. … Read More

Tui Na Massage for Sports Medicine

Tui na massage is a hands-on body treatment that brings the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into balance. Because it is so effective at manipulating the energy or life force of our bodies, athletes are embracing the power of tui na massage for sports medicine. … Read More

Treating Disease with Medical Massage

Posted May 03, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Alternative Medicine, Conventional Medicine, Massage

There’s no doubt that massage therapy can be just what the doctor ordered to relax and unwind. It can also be just what the doctor ordered to treat a variety of health issues. Treating disease with medical massage has appeared more and more in the mainstream as both health care providers and patients have discovered the benefits of this 4,000-year-old practice. … Read More

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