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TCM for Diabetes Mellitus

By Kathleen Greenough, MSTOM, LAc Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder of the endocrine system (Merck Manual [MM], 2016). Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which insulin production is absent, only occurs in 5% of those with diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, the most common form,...

Live Well Live Long: Reflections on the Centrality of Nourishing Life Teachings in Chinese Medicine

By Peter Deadman I remember hearing long ago, or perhaps reading, that nourishing life ( yangsheng ) was a branch of Chinese medicine – alongside herbs, acupuncture, tui na, dietary medicine and so on. In fact, from then on I used to repeat this idea myself. However, as time passed, and especially...

Three Secrets from the Pulse Classics That Will Immediately Improve Your Patient Outcomes

By Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc As Traditional East Asian Medicine practitioners, we know that treatment should revolve around clear pulse examination, but who doesn’t feel upset with the disappointingly vague information we were taught in school regarding pulse diagnosis? Who doesn’t feel...

Teaching is a Healing Art

By Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT We all know the famous quote “to teach is to touch a life forever”, but we also know there is “good” touch and “bad” touch. When I set out upon my career as a teacher, it was not in the realm of touch therapy, massage, or healing arts, but I had been “touched” by many...

Alternative Medicine and Wellness Therapies Offered by Prestigious US Hospitals

Check out this comprehensive chart of the types of alternative medicine and wellness therapies offered by 15 of the most prestigious hospitals in the US. The industry, which generates nearly $40 billion per year, finds "a ready market in patients who are wary of conventional medicine — and eager to...

American College of Physicians Recommends Massage and Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

February 22, 2017 The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidelines for treating low back pain that recommend massage and acupuncture over drugs. Low back pain is the 5th most common reason for doctor visits by Americans, with about a quarter of all US adults reporting low back...

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