Author Archives: Philip Nino Tan-Gatue

Chronic Kidney Disease: Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture Helps Renal Function in Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Kidney Disease is a dreaded condition where the patient’s kidneys are no longer functioning as they should.  Given that the kidneys are needed to filter the blood of waste, form urine, help form blood, and regulate electrolyte metabolism, among others, we see how important they are.  In fact, in Chinese Medicine […]

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Fire Needle Technique: Acupuncture Archives Episode 3

Fire Needle Technique Fire Needle technique is a special technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture where the needle is first heated by direct exposure to flame before it is inserted into the patient.  This is different from warm needle technique because in warm needle the practitioner put some moxa on the handle and lights […]

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Acupuncture for Shabu?

Acupuncture for Shabu? A while back, I had written a blog entry about how acupuncture can help with reducing relapses in recovering cocaine addicts. (link)  In the Philippines, however, methamphetamines are a bigger problem.  Locally known as “shabu”, it is indeed a social and medical scourge.  Acupuncture for shabu is this a very interesting proposition. […]

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Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Meta Analysis

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not just “feeling tired”.  WebMD (link) defines it as: “..a condition that makes you feel so tired that you can’t do all of your normal, daily activities. There are other symptoms too, but being very tired is the main one.” “..Your tiredness is real. It’s not […]

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Acupuncture Helps Cocaine Addicts?

Here in the Philippines, there is currently a huge focus on the government’s so-called “war on drugs”.  One aspect where acupuncture can help is rehabilitation.  Here is a study that gives us hope. Acupuncture helps Cocaine Addicts? The name of the study we are presenting in this blog entry is: Acupuncture reduces relapse to cocaine-seeking […]

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