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On Chinese Medicine: The Five Xíng

Stephan Beyer, Singing to the Plants Waking Times BACKGROUND European philosophy has long been dominated by questions of epistemology: what do we know? how do we know it? how can we justify our claims to knowledge? Chinese philosophy — perhaps because of its origins in practical political thought — has been dominated instead by questions

Has Science Finally Confirmed the Existence of Acupuncture Points, Validating Chinese Medicine?

Buck Rogers, Staff Waking Times The number of acupuncturists, Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) doctors, and complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) patients is growing in the United States, yet mainstream science, medicine and health insurance companies often disregard acupuncture as a legitimate medical treatment. However, it appears that science may finally be able to visually verify the

Acupuncture Used in Treating ADHD

Monica Robbins, Guest Waking Times The ability to focus and tune out distraction can be challenging for anyone. But for children and adults with ADHD, it is a daily, frustrating battle. Medication and behavioral therapy are traditional methods of treatment. Now, an alternative form of medicine with ancient roots is being used to ease the

Five Categories of Qi Gong Exercises

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, YMAA Waking Times It is very important to keep the qi or internal energy circulating smoothly in your body. Many different kinds of qigong exercises have been created to achieve this, but they can generally be categorized into five groups according to the main purpose of the training: 1. Maintaining Health The

8 Branches of the Tao Healing Arts

Jeff Nagel, MA, LAc, Guest Waking Times According to the ancient “Keepers of the Knowledge” from the Taoist Tradition, the evolutionary roots of Chinese Wholistic Medicine came into being at least 8,000 years ago through the first two of the 8 Branches of the Tao Healing Arts. Over the centuries the other 6 branches evolved

How to Improve Vision Naturally

Dr. Ben Kim, Guest Waking Times Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn’t have to decline over time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision. Utilization of a few acupressure points can also help your vision by encouraging

How Do the Chinese Treat Arthritis?

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, YMAA Waking Times The best way to treat arthritis is to prevent it from happening. However, if it has already occurred, then the appropriate course is to prevent it from getting any worse, and then to rebuild the strength of the joint so that it can resume functioning normally. Generally speaking, if

12 Health Tips Acupuncturists Wish Everyone Would Remember

Sara Calabro, AcuTake Waking Times Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs. They also offer advice—acupuncture-inspired tips that can help you feel healthier and happier. Some people heed this advice and others ignore it, often to the chagrin of acupuncturists. There are

The Therapy of Acupuncture – Needles, Moxibustion and Cupping

Dr. Aihan Kuhn, CMD, YMAA Waking Times Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It has become the biggest part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the United States in the years since 1972 when President Nixon visited China, at which time he saw amazing results for patients

Understanding Qigong and Tai Chi

Konstantin Eriksen, Guest Writer Waking Times  Tai chi qigong, and, in fact, all forms of chi kung (chi kung and qigong are the same thing), have deep roots in ancient Chinese philosophy. Their principles can be hard to understand for a lot of Westerners. In this article I’m going to give you a basic overview of

Study Involving 18,000 People Confirms Acupuncture for Pain a Truly Effective Solution

Lisa Garber Waking Times Researchers examined over two dozen studies and  determined that acupuncture effectively diminished chronic pain – news the  pharmaceutical industry does not want to hear. The studies involved nearly  18,000 patients with back, neck, and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, or chronic  headaches, and showed that acupuncture for pain could be a simple solution.

Medical Qi Gong: Acupuncture Without Needles?

Anthony Monteith, Contributing Writer Waking Times To the Chinese, disease begins with a disruption to the flow of ‘chi’ (energy). It is believed these imbalances and blockages in energy are the cause of illness. Qi Gong (qi = energy, gong = skill) is designed to make that flow return to normal, similar to acupuncture, but

Holistic Treatment for Depression Includes Acupuncture

Elizabeth Renter Waking Times A study released last week shows promising results for pregnant women suffering from depression. According to the research, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, acupuncture is effective in treating depression holistically in pregnant women. The information showing that holistic treatment for depression includes acupuncture comes at a time when growing research is questioning the safety of

The Body Clock

Milos Bang, Acupuncturist Waking Times  Most of Eastern Philosophy and Medicine comes from observing Nature and the Universe. Ancient Chinese realized early that most things in Nature are cyclical and by observing the human body’s patterns, established that our own energy (Qi) also moves on daily and on annual cycles. If you often wake up

How To Improve Your Posture in One Simple Step

This palms-up position may be familiar to committed meditators and yogis who practice shavasana, but it’s foreign to those of us who spend a lot of time at a computer, behind the wheel of a car, holding babies, making lattes, or doing pretty much anything else that requires constant hand use. Even when we’re not using our hands, it’s just habit to sit, walk or stand with our hands facing down or behind us.