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Articles | Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture Practice

This page is a brief overview of what to expect from an acupuncture treatment.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Acupuncture re-directs the Qi. It can re-arrange a person's metabolism and get their organ systems operating more smoothly. But there is no nourishment in an acupuncture needle. If a person is deficient, they need to re-build their tissues with herbs.

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Cupping and Guasha

These two techniques, Cupping and Guasha, are closely related and highly effective. They form part of the "folk medicine" of the Orient and deserve a worthy place in the tool kit of any Oriental Medicine practitioner or bodyworker. They achieve clinical results that are otherwise very labour intensive to attain.

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Essential Acupoints for the Bodyworker

This is a set of charts and lists of essential acupuncture points for the student.

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Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The ancient system of Chinese Medicine is a truly Wholistic medical system: it does not distinguish between body, mind and spirit but rather, these are seen as aspects of an interconnected whole. Unlike western medicine, which examines the structural and chemical landscapes of the human body in the minutest detail, Chinese Medicine describes a functional/energetic system of anatomy. According to this theory, the human body operates under the guidance of a network of interrelated Organ Systems each of which is associated with a particular primary psychological state.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Modern science is pursuing this question intently. The current status of research has identified thirteen sub-types of serotonin and that’s only one of many neurotransmitters being analysed. The answer that follows will make a lot more intrinsic sense to most people.

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