Category Archives: Chinese Medicine Theory

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 Varicose Veins

Acupuncture for Varicose Veins I have been asked several times if acupuncture can be used for varicose veins.  So, here I am, my first post for 2015! Varicose veins are defined as: (courtesy http://www.patient.co.uk/health/varicose-veins-leaflet) Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin – usually on […]

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Acupuncture Study on Heart Rate Variability Proves True Acupuncture Better Than Sham

Real Acupuncture Better Than Sham Longtime followers of my blog will note that I have one basic underlying theme covering a good portion of the posts. Namely, that scientific evidence shows the difference between needling in true acupuncture points as opposed to non acupuncture points; and that needling produces different effects than merely touching the […]

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Meridian Style Acupuncture for Headache Lecture Available on eLotus.org

As it turns out, my lecture on Elotus.org can be viewed for free online.  The title is “Meridian Approach for Treating Headaches  & Migraines”.  Just sign up for an account. Click the link: http://www.elotus.org/free-course/meridian-approach-treating-headaches-migraines Am hoping to work with them more in the future!

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Acupuncture For Sleep Deprivation

Spleen 6 Sanyinjiao Spleen 6 Sanyinjiao is traditionally known for genitourinary and menstrual disorders.  However, one of it’s less popular functions is to tonify the Blood.  This can be deduced from the fact that the point is a crossing point for three meridians related to organs traditionally associated with Blood: the Spleen, the Liver, and […]

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Dr. Tan-Gatue with a statue of Zhang Zhongjing, ancient Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture legend.

Ancient Chinese Medicine Books: Shang Han Lun

The Classics Series Continues I had previously written a brief article introducing the Huangdi Neijing last year.  (link)  As one may recall, this book is considered the basis for all theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  However, one may think of the Neijing as a foundation, upon which more expanded theories were built.  Also, the Neijing contains […]

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Li Dong Yuan and the Treatise of the Spleen and Stomach (Pi Wei Lun)

Different Strokes for Different Folks Many of those not familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine have the impression that Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are homogenous.  What this means is that instead of variety of hues making up a painting, it’s just one plain color.  They expect every practitioner to practice the same way, using the same […]

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