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December 2012 – Water Rat Part I

Solar Fortnight: Great Snow – 7th December 2012 02:32am   Hour Day Month Year Metal Water Water Water 辛 壬 壬 壬 丑 寅 子 辰 Ox Tiger Rat Dragon   December 2012 has been talked about for many years due to it being the end of the Mayan’s 13-Baktun cycle. This Chinese Solar Fortnight […]

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Acupuncture for Natural IVF Fertility & Support

Based on over 2500 years of use, acupuncture was developed in response to the theory that there are special meridian points on the body. These points are connected to the internal organs and vital energy or ‘qi’ flows along the meridian lines. According to this theory, issues are caused by interrupted energy flow and inserting […]

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Acupuncture Anaesthesia

Introduction to Acupuncture Anaesthesia

by William C. Lowe This is only a very small publication from 1973, but it’s a very useful and well put together little book. The first few pages cover the basics of acupuncture and needle techniques, and also the basics of treatment. As we get further into the book the subject of acupuncture anaesthesia is […]

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Neural Responses

Acupuncture Activates Neural Responses in Parkinson’s

New research shows that in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and in PD animal models, acupuncture treatment on GB34 (Yanglingguan) leads to significant improvements. These studies used fuctional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) to test the neural responses of 12 patients with PD and 12 healthy participants before and after acupuncture stimulation at GB34. Patients with […]

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Chronic Pain Acupuncture

Proof That Acupuncture Works for Chronic Pain

In what may be the most significant research to emerge in the last five years, an international collaboration, involving some of the UK’s top acupuncture researchers, has provided definitive evidence that acupuncture is effective for chronic pain. 17,922 patients were evaluated across twenty-nine studies identified for inclusion. The effects of acupuncture were tested in clinical […]

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Healing with Pressure Point Therapy

Healing with Pressure Point Therapy

by Jack Forem, Steve Shimer L.Ac A practical guide that shows readers how to treat over 100 common ailments using a variety of effective, natural therapies. It covers acupressure, reflexology, shiatsu, marma therapy, acu-yoga, trigger-point therapy, massage and pressure point therapy. This book has a wide appeal, so is a great one to have on […]

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Autumn

Get Ready for Autumn

In Chinese medicine, autumn is governed by the Metal Element. As the nights start to cool and the energy shifts, it’s a great time to visit your acupuncturist for a balancing treatment to help you ride through the changes more easily. Metal is associated with the Lung, so practitioners tend to see a rise in […]

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Differential Autonomic Response to Acupuncture at Wood and Metal Acupoints

As acupuncturists, we know that haphazard needling isn’t as effective as using actual acupuncture points. Still, it’s great to see a recent study showing the different effects on the nervous system following acupuncture at Wood and Metal points. The four acupoints used were: the Wood Tonification Point (Zhongchong, PC9 – Rushing into the Middle), Wood […]

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