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Acupuncture Holographic Mapping for Treating Body Pain

"Chinese medicine recognizes that the human body functions like a hologram because every microsystem found in different parts of the body contains the information needed to treat the whole body. In fact, studies... suggest that this information is stored in each and every part of the body." - Steve Phillips, LAc [wproto_divider style="gap"] Holographic Mapping in Auricular Acupuncture Seeing and treating the body as a hologram is one of my favorite things about acupuncture. There are a number of well-known microsystems that allow acupuncturists to treat the whole of the body through holographic mapping at the face, ear, hands, etc. Of these,…

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Look who’s talking about COPD and acupuncture in US News!

Photo: Amy Treasure Acupuncture for the Treatment of COPD What an honor for me to be interviewed by sports and health writer, Elaine K. Howley for the US News and World Report! It was a pleasure to be able to share some of Chinese medicine's strengths in treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in, "Can Acupuncture Help with COPD?" (published online 8/4/17). People are starting to realize they have more options I came into Chinese medicine because I had run out of options with Western medicine. 20 years later, I am practicing and teaching complementary and alternative medicine because I feel passionately about helping others see…

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Chinese Medicine Relieves Menstrual Cramps

Photo: Brooke Cagle What the Studies Show for Treating Menstrual Cramps Moxibustion A 2016 systemic review and meta-analysis ("Moxibustion for Primary Dysmenorrhea at Different Interventional Times") concluded "moxibustion leads to higher total effective rate [in treating menstrual cramps] and lower level of PGF2α in serum" as compared to nonmoxibustion treatment. While there was no difference in intervention time, the researchers suggest treating the condition 5 ± 2 days before menstruation can achieve good efficacy. Acupuncture A 2017 systemic review and meta-analysis ("Effects of acupoint-stimulation for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea compared with NSAIDs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 RCTs") concluded…

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