Professional And Reliable Acupuncturist In Manila! Dr. Philip Tan-Gatue Is Proud To Offer The Most Remarkable Acupuncture Services

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Meet The Doctor

Dr. Philip is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and is Director of Acupuncture Services at The Medical City.

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Patient Feedback

Can acupuncture help with your problems? From shoulder pain, back pain, to other chronic problems, click to read what others have to say about acupuncture.

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Videos

Videos

Click here to see some videos featuring Dr. Tan-Gatue. From lecture excerpts to television appearances, you can check them out in this section.

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6th Annual Acupuncture Convention

Courtesy Trisha Sanijon: The Philippine Academy of Acupuncture, Inc. (PAAI) is inviting you to attend its 6th Annual Scientific Convention on November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at the Lung Center Auditorium, Quezon City with the theme “Building Capacities for Good Acupuncture Practice.” The convention will feature updates and guidelines on the certification and accreditation process for […]

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Acupuncture for Varicocele: A Case

Documenting the Varicocele A while back, I blogged about the use of acupuncture to reduce the size of gallstones in a patient. (link) Right now, we present another case with documentation.  I was approached by a patient some weeks ago with a diagnosis of varicoele.  Here is the first ultrasound. Acupuncture for varicocoele Four weeks […]

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Acupuncture Effects Not Just Psychological

Acupuncture Effects – just in your mind? One of the knocks against acupuncture is that it’s effect is merely “psychological”.  The patient thinks he or she will get benefits from it, and therefore gets some form of the placebo effect and receives some therapeutic benefit.  Previous blog entries of mine have enumerated various scientific journal […]

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Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases (link) defines Crohn’s as: Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation of the bowel. It most commonly affects the lower small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine (colon), but may involve any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends through the entire thickness of […]

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Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy: the De Qi Sensation

Bell’s Palsy Bell’s Palsy is named after Scottish physician and anatomist Charles Bell (1774-1842).  His work helps us understand what happens in Bell’s Palsy, or problems with the Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve VII) and it’s branches.  CN VII controls the muscles of facial expression, which is why a problem with it leads to dysfunction of […]

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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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Acupuncture for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient stops breathing while sleeping.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common kind of sleep apnea.  WebMD has the following explanation: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — also called obstructive sleep apnea syndrome — occurs when there are repeated episodes of complete or partial blockage of […]

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