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Sickness and the Balance of Yin and Yang

One of the key concepts of traditional acupuncture theory is of the balance of yin and yang in the body. Yin and yang seems like one of those strange esoteric expressions not out of place in a 1970's cheese-ball Chinese kung fu movie. But it is at its very heart a very simple expression of the balance of energy in the universe and within ourselves. An understanding of which can deepen the Chinese medicine practitioner's understanding of disharmony in the body. We are probably familiar with the yin yang symbol. The classical yin yang diagram is of a circle made up of black and white with two dots within each part. The symbol is found on the South Korean flag and occasionally turns up tattooed on someone's arm and sometimes their butt. The black represents yin. The white represents yang. Within yin, there is an element of yang and within yang there is an element of yin. Yin and yang may be described as complementary opposites that comprise everything in the universe and the…

Download Now The The World Health Organization Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023

The World Health Organization Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 was developed and published in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). The strategy targets to help Member States in developing proactive policies and implementing action plans which will increase the role traditional and complementary medicine plays in keeping populations healthy.

Addressing the challenges, dealing with the needs recognized by various countries and building on the work done under The World Health Organization traditional medicine strategy: 2002–2005, the updated strategy for the period 2014–2023 gets more attention than its predecessor to prioritizing health services and systems, including traditional and complementary medicine products, practices and practitioners.

It was published in 6 different languages. It was published in Arabic, English, Spanish, Chines, Russian and French.

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Acupuncture and cupping therapy Meridians Chart

Practitioners of the old Chinese art of acupuncture and also cupping therapy depend on the acupuncture points chart to balance  energy in the human body meridians and improve wellness.

This kind of graph of the human body meridians is usually present on the wall of most of alternative medicine doctor’s clinics. It describes several points on the human body exactly where the body’s energy, also called (qi), frequently accumulates. In reality, there are more than 2,000 points which carryout energy all over the body system parts!

Due to the fact regarding their direct relationship to the flow of energy in the human body, the acupuncture and cupping therapy  points represented on the acupuncture points chart help to regulate body system performance, mood, mental and spiritual health. You may possibly see} it unexpected that acupuncture and also cupping therapy has been used for more than two thousands years to treat head pain, skin problems, digestive system symptoms, along with bronchial…

Everything You Need to Know: How to Become an Acupuncturist and/or Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD)

Everything You Need to Know: How to Become an Acupuncturist and/or Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD)
By What has brought you to the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OM)? Was it an experience you had? Or, maybe you are researching new alternative medicine. Whatever the answer may be, it is noticeable that the public is becoming more aware of the effectiveness of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and other holistic alternative medical practices. The limitations of Western Medicine has led to the awareness of alternative medicine such as OM and Acupuncture. Over 2,500 years old (much older than Western Medicine), Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese or Oriental Medicine (TCM or OCM) continues to gain public acceptance in the United States making it a fast growing professional field.
The journal, "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine," reported that more people are trying acupuncture treatment. The National H…

Cosmetic Acupuncture - A Look Into Timeless Beauty!

Cosmetic Acupuncture - A Look Into Timeless Beauty!
By More and more women in the US are finding out firsthand the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture for enhancing their faces and breasts!
That's right - acupuncture treatments can also enhance your breast size and shape!
More on that topic later.
Today, largely due to the internet, cosmetic acupuncture has caught the attention of women of all ages looking for new approaches to natural beauty. It's holistic approach appeals in particular to women who want to enhance their natural features and at the same time reduce the signs of aging without using chemicals or surgery.
Although cosmetic acupuncture is often referred to as an acupuncture face-lift, it has little in common with its surgical counterpart. The focus is to improve the flow of fluids, nutrients, and oxygen to the tissues of the face and breasts through the action of vasodilation (widening of blood vessels). As the blood…

Diabetes and Acupuncture: 2 Case Studies

Diabetes and Acupuncture: 2 Case Studies
By Case #1
A 59 year-old man had been suffering from diabetes for the previous 11 years. He was diagnosed with borderline high blood pressure 2 months ago. The diabetes presented with excessive thirst, with dry mouth and tongue. The patient also complained of frequent urination, including at least two times during the night, when he was woken by the urge. He also had dry and cracked lips, and apparently had suffered from constipation since his teenage years. Blood pressure was reported as 140/85.
His general health was good, although he was prone to getting a cold or flu every three months. His tongue was red, with a dry-yellow coating. His pulse was very full and rapid.
Diagnosis: Lung and Stomach Heat. It was believed that Stomach Heat had reached his Lungs, depleting Lung Yin and Lung Qi as well.
Treatment Principle: Clear Heat from his Stomach organ system, and also nourish Yin and Lung…

Case Study: Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain

Case Study: Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain
A 35 year-old man presented with low-back pain that he had been experiencing for only two days. He claimed that the pain came from lifting a heavy object, and that he had achieved the same type of injury a few other instances in the past 10 years. His pain was quite severe, and he was having a great deal of trouble moving. He had some trouble breathing deeply, and needed some help onto the treatment table on the first visit. The pain was worse on his left side, and seemed to radiate into his left hip, but not down his leg. He had not had an MRI, but had had x-rays after his last injury two years ago and his doctor had said it looked like there was some disc herniation around L4 or L5. He was advised to seek out an MRI and agreed that he would ask his doctor for the test to be performed.
His other symptoms included general fatigue, with some weight gain in the last few years. The weight ga…

Effective Back Pain Relief Using Cupping Massage

Effective Back Pain Relief Using Cupping MassageBy
I was introduced to cupping four years ago while being treated for an auto collision injury. It is a traditional treatment, which uses the application of suction cups to the body. My chiropractor had just hired a massage therapist who was very interested in naturopathic medicine and holistic healing. With three children under the age of five, and having sustained other injuries as well, I was suffering from excruciating back pain and was eager to find something that provided immediate relief. It only took one treatment to get me hooked. I was on the prowl to find my own cup set, so my partner could help treat me at home.
Cupping is considered to be part of the study of acupuncture, but it can be used alone (no needles involved), or in conjunction to acupuncture treatments. The cups can be left in one spot, or you can have someone slide the cup(s) along your back. I use a combination of the two me…

How to Balance Your Body

How to Balance Your Body
By Just this morning I had a lady come into my office who was suffering from symptoms connected to her menopause. She said, "I can't sleep, I wake up every few hours and I am burned up, I sweat so much I feel like I am sleeping in a sauna bath and it's been going on for months.
We went over her medical history and she reported that she has a cold right now, but doesn't want to take any medicine, no matter if it's natural or not.
She reported having a chronic back problem and doesn't want address it either.
She also said that she is gaining weight and is really depressed about that but not willing to change her diet.
She said, "I drink coffee all day and I am not willing to change my coffee drink habits at all! I love my coffee, and will drink 6 to 7 cups a day.
It sounds to me that she loves her habits much more than her sleep, her health, or the way she looks. There is a mental emotional imb…

What to Eat and How to Eat According to TCM and Acupuncture

What to Eat and How to Eat According to TCM and AcupunctureBy
In this article I will avoid the obvious. I won't discuss how eating too many sweets or salty foods is bad for you, or how eating late at night only accelerates weight gain and irregularity. As well as that of the above habits can lead to heart attack, diabetes, weight gain, stroke, hypertension, etc. When it comes to the practice of both modern western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the two are also clearly in accordance with these guidelines of nutrition.
In ancient TCM manuscripts, nutrition is often discussed. Things such as irregularity in one's diet and over consumption of fatty, greasy foods can lead to symptoms such as carbuncles, damage to the digestive system, etc.
What I do want to discuss is how to eat and what to eat in from the perspective of TCM. There's a common expression in China saying 'Four legs is better than two legs, and two legs …

Acupuncture and Sleep

Acupuncture and Sleep
People ask me frequently if acupuncture can help with their sleeping issues and insomnia. I always respond with some hesitation. It's not because I am unsure that the acupuncture will help, but because it seems as though people have a hard time believing it will. It is completely understandable why people would be having a hard time believe it. I mean how could poking someone with needles improve their sleep!?
Well, as a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has been practicing for sometime now, the effects of acupuncture on sleeping patterns still manages to astonish me. For example, I had a 44 year old patient come in a few weeks ago with the main complaint of insomnia. She explained that ever since her mid twenties she has not been able to sleep well, and the issue progressively has gotten worse. She has been referring to red wine and sleep medication when the issue gets intolerable, but explained th…
Dr Tamer Has Finally Published Cupping Therapy Encyclopedia (New Book)

Author Dr Tamer Shaban has written "Cupping Therapy Encyclopedia" book which is the third version of the complete guide to cupping therapy book and published it on, the online marketplace for books.

Dr Tamer describes the history, methods and techniques of cupping therapy and provides practical guidelines for cupping therapy home use and professional practice. He provides a new classification of cupping therapy types and uses a new classification of cupping therapy points.

Dr Tamer includes new scientific researches and clinical examples. He says: “This updated book is my new gift for complementary and alternative medicine therapists, medical physicians, medical students, healthcare professionals and people interested in self-care and treatment. Thanks to all my readers.”

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Cupping Therapy Encyclopedia describes the history, methods and techniques of cupping therapy and provides practical…