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The Five Essential Substances in Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy

Wood, fire, earth, metal, water — you are no doubt familiar with these elements in a variety of contexts. But did you know that these five substances together make up the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine? Understanding this ancient health tradition requires knowledge of how these five essential substances underpin everything from the universe to the human body. … Read More

What is Qi (Chi) Energy?

Posted September 22, 2016 by Dr. Chuanxin Wang - OM Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Acupuncture

Update-Dec 2017:  A new, more in-depth article on Qi (chi) has been published. Click here to view it. You may have heard the words "qi" or chi" with regard to acupuncture and alternative medicine. But do you even know how to pronounce it, let alone understand the concept? If you've ever wondered: "What is (qi) chi energy?" then read on. Understanding this important concept will help you better comprehend how Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture work. … Read More

Shiatsu Certification at Acupuncture & Massage College

Are you wondering what kind of massage therapy program will allow you to change careers quickly but also give you an edge in the professional marketplace? You can complete a degree in the field of massage therapy with a Shiatsu certification in just over eight months at Acupuncture & Massage College. AMC’s Massage Therapy program is specifically designed for students seeking a career in the field of bodywork. The program takes 720 hours and 8 and a half months to complete, with 164 hours of supervised clinical practice included. … Read More

What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical health care system comprised of a range of traditional therapies including, but not limited to: Acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition, tui na massage and exercises (tai chi and qigong). … Read More

Common Points Found on the Meridian Chart | AM College-Miami, FL

Posted August 11, 2016 by Dr. Chuanxin Wang - OM Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Acupuncture

Update 2017: Due to the popularity of this article, we have published an in-depth article about acupuncture points/meridians. Enjoy! To understand the basics of acupuncture, it helps to familiarize yourself with the acupuncture points chart. The number of acupuncture points was originally established to correspond to the number of days in the year: 365. These points were mapped to 14 major channel lines, one channel for each of the 12 inner organs, one channel along the spine (called the governing vessel), and another along the midline of the abdomen (called the conception vessel). … Read More

What Is Acupuncture?

Editor's note: Updated 8/3/2017 for clarity of content. Acupuncture treatments and their ability to maintain well-being and health have a basis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a wide-set of related medical practices that originated in China almost 2,000 years ago. By 111AD, TheYellow Emperor's Inner Canon, had already become an authoritative text in Chinese medicine, as it explained why people get sick and how to remedy it. According to the Canon, people get sick when Yin-Yang become unbalanced and that balancing it can be done through acupuncture.  While these concepts may seem foreign to Western readers, the Canon explains this by establishing a view of the body. … Read More

Looking for Acne Treatment for Teens? Try Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acne is caused by imbalanced energies and toxins in the body, which build up over time. … Read More

Healthy Aging Calls for Combining Multiple Healthy Lifestyle Choices

While a number of studies have shown associations between individual lifestyle factors and a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers, few studies have investigated how a combination of lifestyle factors might influence mortality. … Read More

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