The History of Ancient Chinese Medicine
Many people are looking for accurate acupuncture information, to understand how acupuncture works and learn more about the history of ancient Chinese Medicine.
Why is it so important to get accurate acupuncture information and facts?
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine can seem very foreign and difficult to understand for us Westerners. And there’s a lot of vague, strange, or just plain wrong information about ancient Chinese Medicine and how acupuncture works floating around out there.
Let me de-mystify it for you, just the same way I do in educating my patients every day.
Acupuncture is just one technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine which also includes Chinese Herbology, Chinese Massage (Tuina or Shiatsu), Exercise (Chi Gong, Tai Chi), Chinese Nutrition and Meditative techniques.
How Acupuncture Works
You may have heard some funny things about this form of medicine. Maybe it seems a little ‘out there’ to you. But there is actually an easily understood physiological basis to acupuncture theory.
One thing that the clinical studies reveal is that patients almost universally love acupuncture! Read about the benefits and why patients keep coming back.
Acupuncture therapy is one of the safest modalities there is. But there are still potential, though rare, side effects.
Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions about this effective therapeutic modality.
There are many issues that making doing research on this modality a challenge. We’ll help you sort out the good from the bad research.
Some fascinating charts that show how the ancient Chinese had mastered many aspects of anatomy and physiology thousands of years before the West caught on.
Acupuncture Meridians and Points
Here’s a quick review of the meridians and acupuncture points.
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