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Acupuncture Cures Sleep Apnea

Acupuncture Cures Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that can seriously impact your health and quality of life given the fact you need peaceful sleep. Acupuncture for sleep apnea is one treatment.Acupuncture and Sleep Apne...

Chinese Medicine: A Foundation for Health

Chinese Medicine: A Foundation for Health

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, Dipl., L.Ac. & CH Chinese medicine is an ancient system of medical wisdom and clinical tradition developed approximately 4,000 years ago to restore health and wellbeing. Over 15 million Americans have turned to it as a form of alternative/complementary medicine. Its main premise is that illness arises when the cyclical flow of qi becomes unbalanced, blocked, or depleted. Within this paradigm, quality of health depends on how and where this energy flows. Its primary goal is to adjust and balance the energetic system to establish and maintain a free flow of qi (vital energy) throughout the body, thus working to address physical symptoms. This state of free flowing energy promotes blood flow, which transports nourishment to the vital organs, glands, and tissues....

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Cupping Therapy – Is it Safe?

[embed]https://youtu.be/U6r5MHKFZKE[/embed] How It Works According to Jennifer Dubowsky, a licensed acupuncturist and cupping practitioner, the purpose of cupping is “to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove heat and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.” (11)Cupping involves the use of cups applied to a patient’s back in a series of positions in order to produce suction. The vacuum effect targets areas of skin and deep tissue within the back, which is beneficial for dulling pain, breaking up deep scar tissue, and relaxing tender muscles or connective tissue. In this way, cupping is almost like the opposite of getting a massage since instead of applying pressure to swollen areas, it draws pressure out. For this reason, cupping is often done in patients who experience chronic lower...

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CH According to Five Element Theory, joy is the positive emotion of the heart, whereas sadness or lack of joy is negative. Experiencing joy in daily life is nourishing to the heart as well as a state of being that is highly desirable on many levels. Such joy is exemplified by a forward-arched chest, spring in one’s step, and ease with laughter combined with kind, loving interaction with self and others. Its attainment is derived through establishing balanced energy within the heart organ system, the cornerstone of Chinese medicine treatments directed toward heart health and emotional balance. Chinese medicine Chinese medicine teaches that the heart stores the Shen, also known as spirit. Shen health leads to clear consciousness, intention,...

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies  Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CHThe predominant Chinese medicine view of disease is that illness is caused by an imbalance in the flow of qi, also known as vital energy. Allergies stem from the same, yet specifically involving a qi blockage of the nose and sinuses and referred to as bi yuan, which translates as “nose pool.” Allergies are said to occur when wei qi (defensive Qi) is weak and not able to protect the body from invasion of the external pernicious factor of the “evil wind.” Instead, wind enters the upper body bringing dampness in the form of a runny nose and congestion, and heat symptoms in the form of itchy eyes. Chinese Medicine diagnosis for allergies is...

Acupuncture: A Safe, Non-Drug Approach to Low Back Pain

Acupuncture: A Safe, Non-Drug Approach to Low Back Pain

By Bill Reddy, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. Americans suffering from low back pain can rejoice.  A recent guideline published by The American College of Physicians (ACP) for the treatment of low back pain, named acupuncture as a first line non-pharmacologic approach.  The guideline points out that most American adults have experienced low back pain, with an estimated loss of over $100 billion in 2006. A 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that over 20% of American adults have experienced back pain in the past 3 months lasting greater than one day.  Both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) also recommend non-pharmacologic approaches as first line pain management tools in their guidelines for the treatment of pain.The ACP guidelines based their...