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Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing / Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH The 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 thus described as a...

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss: 7 Ways to Lose Weight

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs to lose Weight: 7 Ways to Lose Weight

Weight for Chinese Medicine By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac & CH Chinese medicine can be of help to the millions of Americans struggling with their weight, due to how it identifies and rectifies the deeper underlying root causes of this important issue. Regardless of whether it is a matter of excessive or deficient weight, Chinese medicine works to bring the body back into balance. It establishes healing from “the inside out,” while forging a solid connection between the mind and body. As a holistic approach to weight management, Chinese medicine activates the energetics of the stomach, spleen, liver, kidney, heart, large intestine, and small intestine organ systems. It provides a multifaceted approach that addresses the body, mind, emotions, energetic and spiritual components of an individual....

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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...

What Is Cupping Therapy, and Why Does Michael Phelps Swear By It?

What Is Cupping Therapy, and Why Does Michael Phelps Swear By It?

BY PAIGE CARLOTTI Competing in the Olympics is definitely grueling, but it’s not the sports that are responsible for some of the bruises on several of the top athletes. For instance, swimmer Michael Phelps and gymnast Alex Naddour—among other competitors—have been seen with round, purple marks across their bodies. It’s called cupping therapy, and it’s a form of ancient Chinese medicine purported to treat athletic aches and other pains. But can a couple of cups on your skin really make a difference in what’s going on in your body? We take a look at what’s really behind this health trend. How Does Cupping Therapy Work? In cupping therapy, an acupuncturist soaks a cotton ball in alcohol and lights it on fire inside a glass cup. He or she removes the flame, and...