Chinese Herbal Medicine Vs. Western Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine Vs. Western Medicine

Those of us who have lived our entire lives in a Western nation are pretty familiar with Western medicine. Western medicine is a relatively new phenomenon that is based on the idea of hypothetical deduction. Whereas, traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern medicine practices follow the inductive method. One of the biggest differences between the ... Read More
 
FAQs About Acupuncture

FAQs About Acupuncture

The practice of acupuncture has been around for centuries, stemming from traditional Chinese medicine practices. It has evolved from the idea of qi, also known as energy. Qi is the persistent exploration of the parallels between the rhythmic movements of nature and how similar states (in and out of balance) are manifested in all aspects ... Read More
 
Acupuncture and Sports Medicine

Acupuncture and Sports Medicine

Chinese medicine encompasses a vast array of practices, including acupuncture. While it is known that acupuncture has been found to be beneficial for a variety of treatments, what about sports medicine? When used with sports medicine, acupuncture is a synergistic blend of both ancient wisdom and methods that are commonly found within Traditional Chinese Medicine. ... Read More
 
5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Workout

5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Workout

Whether you are hitting the local gym, running a marathon, or participating on a sports team, your body is exposed to muscle and joint stress, fatigue, and even injury. Thankfully, there are treatments available that do not require pain medication to treat pain as a result of living an active lifestyle. These treatments include massage ... Read More
 
6 Common Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

6 Common Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Within the realm of traditional Chinese medicine, commonly referred to as TCM, there are various methods and practices that practitioners use for treatment. These various methods are used to assist patients and individuals to achieve and maintain health. This can include receiving treatment for chronic pain, stress, diet, yin and yang imbalance and so much ... Read More
 
3 Health Benefits of Regular Qigong Practice

3 Health Benefits of Regular Qigong Practice

Individuals who participate in regular Qigong practice can tell you that there are numerous benefits that come from regular practice. Those who are unfamiliar with Qigong are also not going to be familiar with the health benefits. Below we discuss a few of the health benefits that are a result of Qigong, and how to ... Read More
 
The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Daily Meditation

The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Daily Meditation

Those who have been practicing meditation as a part of their daily Chinese medicine ritual, are already aware of the various health benefits that come along with the practice. Aside from the known benefits of reducing stress, fostering clearing thinking and increasing the capacity for empathy and compassion, there are additional health benefits. These benefits ... Read More
 
What is Qigong?

What is Qigong?

Qigong has been described as a mind-body-spirit practice that works to improve an individuals mental and physical health. This is accomplished through posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are thousands of different styles that focus on Qi “subtle breath” or “vital energy” and Gong “skill cultivated through steady practice” that can ... Read More
 
Acupuncture: An Introduction

Acupuncture: An Introduction

Chances are you’ve heard of acupuncture therapy, but how much do you actually know about what is involved? How about how effective it is? Are there any safety concerns? Don’t worry, we are here to answer all your questions, and provide you an introductory overview of the amazing world of acupuncture! What is acupuncture? Acupuncture ... Read More
 
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Originating in China, Chinese Medicine, or more commonly known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient practice and belief that parts of the human body are interrelated and connected to the environment around them. One of the main aspects of TCM practitioners that sets them apart from modern day medicine practitioners, is that TCM ... Read More