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From Chaos to Calm

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From Chaos to Calm

With the election over and the holidays fast approaching, it may be wise to revisit some of the principles of stoicism which I have spoken on before in a podcast.

Podcast – First Podcast! Training of Acupuncturists and a Discussion About Fatigue.

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As this is the first podcast, I would like to spend some time addressing some questions and clearing up some misconceptions people might have about acupuncture. The first question people seem to have is: what can an acupuncturist do? Many people think that acupuncturists just stick needles into someone to help with pain and that’s it. And that acupuncture works by this strange thing called “qi” which sounds like the Force in Star Wars. Well, acupuncture does work on pain and there are several explanations of qi that are rather wild, but there is more to it than that.

Revision of the Meridians of the Dorsal Aspect of the Body

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In his article “Chinese Medicine Demystified1” Chris Kresser explained that the meridians of Chinese Medicine were an invention of Georges Soulie de Morant who translated the Huang Di Nei Jing into French. The meridians came about when de Morant studied Chinese anatomical diagrams that featured the acupuncture points, then drew

Spleen Qigong Part 1

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As stated in the article ‘Five Organ Qigong’ there are various Qigong exercises for different organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  This series of article will explain further exercises that one can perform to assist the Spleen. Explanation of the Spleen: The spleen is seen as important in the processes

Hypothyroidism

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What is it?: Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4).  The release of T4 is regulated by the hypothalamus which releases the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) to release T4.  T4 is then converted by the liver into triiodothyronine (T3)

Cupping

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At the request of one of my colleagues I have written the following article to explain cupping. Cupping What is it: Cupping is an ancient form of pain management treatment that has been around for at least 1,700 years. It was first documented in Ge Hong’s book, A Handbook of

Muscle Cramps and Muscle Twitches

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What is it?: Muscle cramping is a generally benign condition where one experiences a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle, or muscle group, which may temporarily paralyze a limb. One may experience sudden, sharp pain, often in the legs, or find a hard lump of muscle tissue that is visible

TCM Pregnancy, short

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Your Pregnancy With Traditional Chinese Medicine Having a baby is a wonderful experience! You can feel this new life growing inside of you, connecting with you in a way nothing else ever could. Having a baby is also a turbulent time! You worry about how the child will turn out,

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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What is it?: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a condition that has been categorized as a type of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) but is in fact a distinct condition. (M.E.), as defined by Dr. A. Melvin Ramsey is “A syndrome initiated by a virus infection, commonly in the form of a

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