Chinese Traditional Medicine

Chinese Traditional Medicine

Use of Chinese traditional medicine is useful when combined with conventional therapies to treat addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma; and to assist in stroke rehabilitation.

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    Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that enlightens and empowers by harnessing energy or Chi and directing it around the outer environment in order to positively impact any individual's inner one. Feng Shui is a dedicated way of learning how to live in harmony and balance within one's environment.

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    Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance its effect. Also known as "spooning" or "coining" to English speakers and "tribo-effleurage" to the French and Kerokan to the Japanese, gua sha literally means "scrape away heat." It is performed by applying pressurized strokes to the back using a specialized scraping instrument. Gua Sha is used for many ailments from muscle aches to fevers to digestive and gynecological issues.
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    The word for Chinese medicine in Chinese is "Zhong Yi." Although we usually translate it as "Chinese Medicine," it literally means "Medicine of the Center" since its main goal is to bring balance and homeostasis back to a patient's health. Chinese medicine is a complete approach to health care that has a 3,000 year old pedigree and covers a wide range of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicines, manual therapies and joint manipulation, dietary counseling, and exercise therapy. In the US Chinese medicine is mainly practiced by licensed acupuncturists, although some physicians may also use some Chinese medical therapies.

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    Both acupuncture and acupressure can be powerful tools for treating illness. However, there has been much more research on the use of acupuncture in treating disease, mainly because acupuncture is used in settings such as clinics and hospitals. Acupuncture should only be performed by a licensed health care provider, although acupressure is safe and easy enough to be used by just about anyone as a home therapy. The best option for patients is to find an acupuncturist who can teach you to do acupressure as a home therapy in conjunction to acupuncture.

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    How are acupuncture and acupressure different?

    Acupuncture involves the insertion of a needle to stimulate a point, while acupressure can be performed with your fingertips, making it easy to do anytime. Watch acupuncturist Janet Tsai explain the difference between acupuncture and acupressure.

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    What Are Corydalis Supplements?
    Corydalis is a natural painkiller that people have been taking for centuries to relieve pain. Watch Dr. Oz and oriental medicine expert Daniel Hsu, LAC, describe how corydalis supplements are a non-addictive solution to chronic pain.
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    If I take corydalis supplements, how much should I take?
    Corydalis can be taken in granular form or pill form, but the dosage should be 3-9 grams per day, maximum. In this video, oriental medicine expert Daniel Hsu, DAOM, explains why he thinks the granular form is an ideal way to take this herb. 
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    What is Qi gong?

    Qigong is a series of exercises that uses the body's natural energy to promote healing and restore balance; breathe, movement and sound are all key elements. Watch as Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong expert Sifu Karl Romain describes this practice. 

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    Does Qi gong help relieve stress?
    Qigong helps to relieve stress by teaching us how to breathe properly, and utilizing techniques that relax the nerves and soothe the body. In this video, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong Expert Sifu Karl Romain describes the healthy benefits of Qigong. 
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    What does Qi gong help treat?

    Qigong helps treat a wide variety of illnesses from diabetes to sleep disorders; the breathing involved in the exercises helps to reduce stress and clear the mind. Watch Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong expert Sifu Karl Romain explain the health benefits.