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Loosen Up

It is normal for us to feel tension in our bodies now and then, but when the tension does not go away, it can affect our quality of life. It can give us chronic pain that makes it difficult to sleep, exercise, or makes us cranky. It is important to understand how this tension occurs […]

Ancient and Modern Therapies to Relieve Pain

This past off season, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees both traveled to Germany to receive a new injection therapy called Orthokine. During a treatment session, the patient is injected with components of their own blood along with other factors. This results in a reduction of […]

Loosen Up

It is normal for us to feel tension in our bodies now and then, but when the tension does not seem to ever go away, it can affect our quality of life. It can give us chronic pain that makes it difficult to sleep, exercise, or just maintain our patience with people we meet. It […]

Acupuncture Helps Chronic Chest Pain

According to a recent article  in Cardiology Journal, approximately 6.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from symptomatic cardiac disease—usually involving fatigue and chest pain. For most of these Americans, drug therapy or surgical procedures like cardiac bypass or angioplasty will cure their suffering. However, about 5 to 15 percent of cases cannot be helped […]

Restoring the Tendons

Tendons are cords of fibrous tissue  that connect muscles to bones in the proximity of joints. When your muscles contract, it is the tendon that transmits the force. In the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the tendons empower one to utilize one’s will to direct the exertion of muscular strength. They    are crucial to […]

Natural Headache Remedies Without Side Effects

At this time of year when allergies wreak havoc on your sinuses, headaches are common. Luckily, Chinese medicine has an arsenal of natural remedies to help soothe your aching head. Your Body Is Telling You Something According to Chinese medicine, pain is your body’s signal that there is a blockage of energy and blood. Your […]

Studies show Acupuncture Effective for Headache Relief

Headaches are a major problem for millions of Americans. Studies have reported that almost four in every ten people in the US suffers from regular tension headaches, and more than one in ten suffers from regular migraines. Relief options generally involve medications, which have unwanted side-effects and limited effectiveness. Two review studies offer hope of […]

Tai Chi Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August, Fibromyalgia patients have a new hope: Tai Chi. In the clinical study performed at Tufts University in Boston, MA, researchers randomly divided a group of 66 patients into two even groups of 33. The control group received 60 minutes of stretching […]

Acupuncture, Herbs, Tuina Help Heal Painful Injuries

If you have ever sprained a joint or tweaked a muscle, then you have likely been frustrated by conventional medicine’s lack of useful tools for healing your injury. Ice, compression, elevation and drugs only get you so far. They dull the pain, but do little to return you to your pre-injury state. Sports medicine is […]

Chinese Medicine Targets Energy Blockage for Pain Relief

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), nothing in the human body functions indepen- dently. Pain is the body’s warning alarm that tells you something is wrong. If you ignore your body’s alarm, like ignoring a fire alarm in your house, severe problems can occur. Human body functions are dependent on the life force energy or […]