Alternative Health News
Enhance Healing With Therapeutic Endings
To support your clients' healing process from chronic somatic difficulties, you may want to consider therapeutic endings, which can assist the human nervous system in updating and recalibrating itself across its vast lattice of neurovascular relationships.
Crow Like the Rooster
As we welcome in the Year of the Rooster, we look at some of its major characteristics: confidence and communication, which suits the image we have of the Rooster...strutting in the farmyard, crowing to the others that it's time to wake up.
The Acupuncture Channel System (Part 1)
The earliest Chinese reference to channels is in the Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts,1 which are dated to the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty (475 BC-221 AD). The text presents 11 channels. There are no acupuncture points listed in those channels.
This is an excerpt from a heartfelt thank-you note that I received from a recent student at the end of her first month in massage school. I was touched by her words and felt happy and grateful for the acknowledgement of my work and efforts.
Prepare for the End, From the Beginning: Wealth Building and Retirement with the Tao
Yin and yang flow into and out from one another continually. Beginnings become endings and endings become beginnings again. Wholeness and cycles are the nature of Tao.
The winter season is upon us and offers unique challenges for the clinician and patient alike. To effectively navigate through the winter season there are two main TCM medicinals, Huang Qi and Gan Jiang, to consider, as well as two important formulas which feature these two TCM treasures.
Qigong for Substance Abuse
It is commonly believed that substance abuse, in addition to harming one’s physiological state, hurts the spirit. There is also a belief that one’s spirit does not weaken due to substance abuse, but rather, the person finds solace in addiction due to an already weak spirit.
Scar Reduction With Acupuncture & Microneedling (Part 2)
Protocols & treatment Timing
Acupuncture Points: Broadening Our Scope and Diagnostic Work
As every practitioner knows, the correct diagnosis is everything. Most healing disciplines rely on the use of symptomatology for their treatment implementation. Beyond symptomatology, we have clinical tests to provide more objective findings.
A Conversation With Dr. Betty Edmond
This month's column is an exclusive interview with Betty Edmond MD, newly elected CEO/President of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas.
Plan for Today: Workout Habits for Success
Your clock hits 5 a.m. and the alarm goes off. "Ugh", you think, as your hand slams down on the snooze button. "Just five more minutes," you say to yourself.
An Inside Look at the Cruciate Ligaments
The knee is the largest joint in the human body, but also a common location for injury; usually due to ligament damage. The reason for this is that the lower extremity skeletal structure is inherently unstable.
Before You Open That Bottle: An Essential Oil Cautionary
Even with the increase in the popularity of essential oils and their use in both professional and private settings, there are still misunderstandings about what essential oils are and how to use them safely.
How to Read and Evaluate Case Reports
A case report, the most basic form of practice-based research, is a detailed account of the history, presenting symptoms, assessment, observations, treatment and follow-up of an individual client or patient, discussed in the context of prior and potential future research.
Five Branches University Has First Hospital TCM Residency
Established in 1984, Five Branches University (FBU) has campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, Calif., which serve the communities of Santa Cruz, the Monterey Bay, and Silicon Valley.
Palpation Skills in Clinical Practice?
Have you ever thought about the process involved in the way experts make instant decisions as they work?
Supplement Your Income by Selling Products
With only so many hours in a day, there is a cap on the revenue a massage therapist can generate by way of appointments. Once your appointment book is filled, you can't really add more without burning yourself out.
Flirting With Alternative Therapies
There are about as many adjunct therapies being marketed to acupuncturists as there are acupuncturists. While some may remain purist in their application of traditional Chinese medicine, others choose to explore new horizons of treatment.