TCM

Weight loss: Plant-based drug ‘switches off’ hunger

Ancient Herb Switches Off Hunger This is an example where something good, recognizing a herbal benefit, may well go bad. Researchers have found that the thunder god vine (or Tripterygium wilfordii) contains a compound, celastrol, that can suppress appetite. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used this plant for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Our …

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Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy Pain

Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy Pain For those who are pregnant or may become pregnant, proper acupuncture relieves pregnancy pain. There is a methodology for selecting which acupuncture points in which combination can benefit a patient. This new study from New Zealand does a nice job highlighting the clinical efficacy. Acupuncture and cupping are safe and effective …

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The health professionals embracing complementary medicine

Health Professionals Embracing Complementary Medicine This article looks at integration of practices like herbs and acupuncture into conventional medical care through the eyes of health professionals embracing complementary medicine. One line in particular, from Niamh Boden, exemplifies the necessary change in healthcare mentality:  “It wasn’t about taking this herb to fix A or this herb …

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7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Acupuncture Changes Your Brain We often think of human health as disparate organs and other body parts. While Traditional Chinese Medicine does discuss similar items they are not the same. In fact, acupuncture changes your brain in ways that Traditional Chinese Medicine never even tried to express… because it is a system of medicine that …

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South Knoxville Vet Offers Complementary Pet Care

Complementary Pet Care Like many allopathic physicians, conventional veterinarians are also integrating complementary pet care approaches into their practices. Dr. Cheryl Cross Holistic Veterinary Care offers laser therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation, herbal medicine and more in an extremely welcoming practice. Her positivity toward both the pet and the owner bring hope to those who often have very …

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Lifestyle and Complementary Therapies Tackle Health Problems

Lifestyle and Complementary Therapies Tackle Health Problems Super Bowl LII is just a few days away and New England Patriot’s QB will again take snaps at this grand event. Brady, 42, released his TB12 healthy lifestyle book in 2017.  Brady has also taken the spotlight for his high performance lifestyle. However, Brady is not the …

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9 Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Benefits of Cupping Therapy When discussing benefits we must be careful not to separate a therapy like Cupping from a medical system like Traditional Chinese Medicine. There may well be benefits of cupping therapy (like breaking up Qi stagnation) that do not fit with another system. That said, the article’s author gives a quick overview …

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What Is Cupping? Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

What Is Cupping? Cupping has been around for millennia in the Middle East and Asia. However, Western nations have only begun to embrace cupping. So what is cupping and why does it work? Explanations range from massaging sore muscles to flow of Qi. Here are some highlights from an article from the University of Minnesota’s University …

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Most Popular Alternative Healing Therapies

Popular Alternative Healing Therapies Trying to stay healthy has been with us since the dawn of Humanity. Many popular alternative healing therapies have been around for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine like acupuncture and herbs started over 2,500 years ago. Ayurvedic Medicine started over 3,000 years ago in India. We exist at a great …

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