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Ear acupuncture is also known as auricular acupuncture or auriculotherapy. Ear acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body.
5 Element theory is the foundation of Chinese disciplines such as feng shui, martial arts & the I Ching (The Book of Changes, a text also Universal in its understanding & representation of the dynamic balance of opposites & the processes of unfolding events & change).
Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & often is prescribed in combination with Chinese Dietary Therapy, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese Exercise therapy (QiGong).
Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flushes & other menopause symptoms. In fact, the benefits of acupuncture last longer than the effects of Effexor and have no negative side-effects.
Cosmetic acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of centuries. Early records date back to the Qin and the Song Dynasties. In those days, cosmetic acupuncture was the best beauty treatment available to the Empress and to the Emperor’s Concubines.
To assess the potential of acupuncture to reduce waiting times, reduce pain and satisfy the desire of patients to see complementary medicine within mainstream healthcare hospital system.
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The use of acupuncture for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency (Acudetox) is a recent development in the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In Chinese Medicine the lungs are said to govern Qi. Qi is frequently translated as "energy flow", & is often compared to the Western idea of élan vital or Vital Force. The literal translation is air or breath. In the body, lung Qi combines with food Qi to form the Zong Qi or the big Qi of the chest!
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, in order to treat the eyes, one must treat the liver. Dietary, lifestyle, supplement & herbal medicine advice that can be prescribed to improve nutrient blood flow to the eyes to improve eye health & function.
Qi is energy. Qi flows in our body much like water flows from the springs to the seas. In Chinese medicine, the liver dominates the free flow of Qi throughout the body. The liver is like General of the Army of our body.
Acupuncture is increasingly being used to treat problems of chemical dependency. Individuals addicted to opiates who underwent acupuncture anesthesia experienced a substantial reduction in the severity of their withdrawal symptoms.
In TCM, natural phenomena can be classified into the Wu Xing, or the Five Phases, usually translated as five elements, five movements or five steps, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire & Earth.
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, ghosts can invade & cause mental illness. I believe this, particularly having worked in a drug and alcohol rehab for 2 years and having personally known drug addicts.
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association NADA auricular acupuncture protocol is used around the world to help people deal with and recover from substance abuse.
Naturopathic Consultant, Carina HarkinBHSc.Acu. BHSc.Nat. BHSc.Hom. Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem. A triple degree qualified practitioner in acupuncture (TCM), naturopathy nutrition, Iridology & homeopathy, in my clinic I combine techniques from all three modalities, including case history taking skills, diagnostic skills & treatment.
The writings on TCM, at that time project back in history over 2000 years. Ancient works are alluded to in the prehistoric period but are now lost as "legendary".
Yin &Yang are one of the most fundamental concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it is the foundation of diagnosis & treatment.
Shen can be translated as "Spirit" or "Mind" & implies our consciousness, mental functions, mental health, vitality, & our "presence".
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