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Chinese Medicine for Bladder Health

Chinese medicine has been an effective treatment for urinary symptoms such as frequency or lack of bladder control (incontinence) for thousands of years. Urinary incontinence is diagnosed as stress incontinence, which occurs during exertion or sneezing and is attributed to weak pelvic floor muscles. Or, as urge incontinence, which involves contraction of the pelvic floor muscles that puts pressure on the bladder. It is not uncommon for an individual to have a combination of both. These conditions have the potential to significantly impair quality of life. This includes dealing with its associated social stigma, which comes with embarrassment and lack of confidence. It involves overthinking and worry about finding a bathroom at a moment’s notice, especially when out and about. Moreover, it can lead to lack...

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How Acupuncture is Natural Pain Reliever

If you are finding it tough to combat health problems or get pain relief using traditional medications, or suffer from side effects after taking these medications, an alternative, safe and effective solution lies in acupuncture that triggers your body’s natural ability to heal. Using fine, disposable, sterile needles that are inserted into particular points on the body (called acupoints), acupuncture boosts immunity and blood circulation, relaxes the muscles, flushes out toxins and inflammation, stops the pain, frees nerve entrapment, calms the mind and improves your overall health. How does acupuncture work According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi (pronounced Chee) or energy flows throughout the body along specific pathways (meridians). Disruption of this flow of energy leads to illness, pain and impaired body functions. Acupuncture therapy uses an...

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Cupping Therapy vs. Acupuncture: How Are They Similar and Different?

The Philosophy Behind Cupping Therapy and Acupuncture Both cupping therapy and acupuncture have their origins in ancient China. Surprisingly, acupuncture was developed around 8,000 years ago and has its foundations in Dadaist theisms. Cupping therapy, on the other hand, came to be used around 3,000 years ago. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the philosophy that the body has natural energy flowing through it. The meridians that run through the body are the channels that direct the free flow of the energy. As long as this energy, also called, “qi” or “chi” keeps moving, you feel healthy. But, illnesses and injuries can create obstructions in the flow. As a result, you feel ill, mentally and physically. How Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy Work Acupuncture and cupping therapy work to...