Chinese Traditional Medicine
- Q How are acupuncture and acupressure different?
Chris Kilham, Alternative & Complementary MedicineAcupuncture utilizes slender needles to syimulate various key points on the body. Acupressure is non-invasive, and uses only fingertip pressure. Full Answer
- Q Does Qi gong help treat fibromyalgia?
Celeste Cooper, RheumatologyYes, Qi gong can help with fibromyalgia pain, particularly if one has comorbid myofascial pain syndrome characterized by knotted up pieces of muscle fiber that shorten, weaken, cause dysfunction, and pain in a specific referral pattern. Many times... Full Answer
- Q What illnesses can Chinese medicine and acupuncture treat?
Dr. Daniel Hsu, Alternative & Complementary MedicineThe following are some of the more common conditions treatable by Chinese medicine and acupuncture, as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO): Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold, acute tonsillitis... Full Answer
- Q What is Gua Sha therapy?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyGua sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that has been used to treat everything from fevers to digestive problems to back pain. This treatment dates back 700 years and works by creating a vacuum that helps remove the body’s toxic... Full Answer
- Q What is Chinese meridian theory?
In traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are channels that form a network in the body, through which qi (vital energy) flows. Blocked qi causes pain or illness. The flow of qi is restored by using pressure, needles, suction, or heat at hundreds of... Full Answer
- Q Which techniques are used by Chinese medicine practitioners?
Deborah Davis, Obstetrics & GynecologyAcupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As a part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. Full Answer
- Q What are meridians?
Master Stephen Co, Alternative & Complementary MedicineMeridians are the body’s energy channels. Certain Indian esoteric systems, such as Ayurveda and yoga, refer to these energy channels as nadis. Although meridians carry the body’s prana, they are not the same as our nervous system, nor do they... Full Answer