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TED RADIO HOUR: “We expect a lot of our doctors, but they don’t always have the best tools to treat us. TED speakers explore new ways to think about disease, diagnosis, and the delicate art of healing.” Listen to the podcast

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The Acupuncture Channel System (Part 2)

The earliest Chinese reference to channels is in the Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts, which are dated to the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty (475 BC-221 AD). The text presents 11 channels.

There are no acupuncture points listed in those channels. The treatment methods are moxibustion and bloodletting; since there were no points, there is no acupuncture.

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The mythology behind the Chinese zodiac

What’s your sign? In Western astrology, it’s a constellation determined by when your birthday falls in the calendar. But according to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. Watch the video…

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“The Acupuncture Channel System” by esteemed Emperor’s College faculty member, David Twicken.

The earliest Chinese reference to channels is in the Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts, which are dated to the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty (475 BC-221 AD). The text presents 11 channels. There are no acupuncture points listed in those channels. The treatment methods are moxibustion and bloodletting; since there were no points, there is no acupuncture.

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Can acupuncture ease baby colic?

The crying of babies with colic may be reduced if they are treated with acupuncture, according to research from Sweden which studied 147 babies aged two to eight weeks. Although the study findings were not statistically significant, Dr Mike Cummings, medical director...

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The Science Behind Tai Chi and Qi Gong

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH: In a recent NCCIH Integrative Medicine Research Lecture, Peter Wayne, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, spoke about the role of tai chi in preserving and rehabilitating some age- and chronic disease-related mental and physical decline.

Watch the video “Minding Your Balance With Tai Chi”

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Books Recovered

Herbs have been used to cure illnesses in China long before westernization spread all over the globe. A lot of written accounts were made to preserve the old ways of creating and administering medicine in the country. Over the years, some of these books got lost. Now, some traditional medicine books have been recovered overseas and

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Acupuncture is not just for humans

“We notice that if we miss a treatment, there’s a difference,” Kienle, a chemist who lives in Oakdale, said. “My husband was not a believer at first … and we missed an appointment, and he looked over and he said, ‘That was helping.’”

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Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

PAINWEEK 2016, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management: Presentation by Dr. Richard Harris--"What we found is that there are many areas of the brain where acupuncture needling changed the opioid receptor binding...

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Veterinary Acupuncture

From Living Well Magazine: The original animal that we know of that was treated with acupuncture in China was the horse. Today acupuncture is practiced on horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, ducks, various birds, and even exotic mammals.

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Managing Pain Without Opioids:

Why You Should Consider Acupuncture

The United States is currently experiencing an addiction epidemic on levels unseen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s, and opioids are at the center of this crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 2.5 million people across the country are currently addicted to heroin or opioid-based medications.

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Acupuncturists – SOC – 29-1291

Standard Occupational Code for Acupuncturists! “Earning a distinct Standard Occupational Code for Acupuncturists is a milestone moment for the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. This event positions acupuncturists for a number of new opportunities.”

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Recovery Techniques for Athletes

Wall Street Journal: How athletes recover from wear and tear on their bodies has become nearly as important as how they train. Jill Wosmek, head athletic trainer for the USA Women’s Volleyball Team, who is based in Anaheim, Calif., uses a variety of nontraditional techniques to help promote healing in her athletes’ bodies including acupuncture.

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Tongue Diagnosis

Chinese tongue diagnosis is an essential tool used by acupuncturists and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. Your tongue plays a unique role in understanding your body’s constitution; it is the only organ that is both interior and exterior.

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AMA Weighs in on Dry Needling

Lost in all the talk about the AMA deciding to weigh in on gun violence in the United States was their call for a standard of practice for dry needling. “For patients’ safety, practitioners should meet standards required for acupuncturists and physicians.”

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