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What is Cupping Therapy? 7 Things You Need To Know

It all started in 2016 when Michael Phelps took center stage with mysterious little circles on his back. Since then, it seems that everyone and their brother are singing the praises of cupping. Some thought that once the hoopla died down, cupping would fall off the radar and a new trendy alternative medicine treatment would take it place. However, cupping proved us wrong and isn't going anywhere soon. Even if you've heard of cupping, you might not know what it can really do. So, here's seven things you need to know when it comes to cupping therapy: What is Cupping Therapy? Although trendy, cupping is not new. Originating in China, cupping has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, its earliest use dates all...

Awakening Qi Immunity According To Ancient Practices

In this article, you'll learn and discover how to Awaken the Qi Immunity According To Ancient Practices. Awakening Qi Immunity Throughout the ages, Chinese culture has emphasized the importance of preventative measures to stimulate the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Chinese medicine boosts immunity to reduce the likelihood of disease or infection through awakening the flow of Qi, precious vital energy flowing throughout the body. When Qi is strong and balanced the capacity to prevent illness and maintain health is enhanced. Health maintenance through prevention methodologies has thus become deeply rooted within the Chinese healthcare system through Chinese herbs, acupuncture, dietary therapy and therapeutic exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong. Acupuncture Acupuncturists recommend preventative treatments at the change of seasons to maintain vibrant health and wellness. Numerous scientific studies...

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Food as Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Best Kept Secret

Daily food choices can make the difference between sickness and health. Much can be learned from the extensive body of Chinese medicine knowledge regarding the therapeutic nature of food. Largely based on the Law of the Five Elements and Yin Yang Theory, food is classified according to its energetic quality such as flavor, taste, color, thermal nature, and vital organ it nourishes. Customized dietary recommendations are made based on this knowledge according to presenting symptoms and constitution; providing super nutrition to help re-claim and maintain maximum health and balance in life. Cooking, baking and drying food preparation methods transforms a raw food that is classified as Yin (cold and wet) into a food that is more Yang (hot and dry). A fundamental Chinese dietary rule is to...

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

In this article, we'll go over cupping therapy and acupunture.  You'll learn and discover how they are 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....

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

How To Experience Joy In Daily Life Using Chinese Medicine

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. In this article, you'll learn and discover how to experience joy in daily life using Chinese Medicine. Chinese medicine Chinese medicine teaches that...

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. Moreover,...