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Yin and Young

Yin and Young

Balance. Yin and yang. These are the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been around and still in practice for thousands of years. It is believed that this balance is directly correlated to a person’s state of health and wellbeing. Thus achieving it depends on the individual’s own needs. Unlike Western medicine that approaches treatments for various ailments singularly, the Chinese believe that ailments are brought by different causes and each person responds to treatments differently, and therefore these must be addressed by individualized treatments and therapies according to their needs. Acupuncture has the same concept of harmony that our body is connected by meridians or paths where energy, or qi, flows, and an imbalance in energy can lead to disease (Lee and Lio, p. 111). So you may ask, can acupuncture treat acne? Is there science in acupuncture or is it only brought by tradition?

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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture outperforms a benzodiazepine medication for the treatment of insomnia.

Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency disturbance and daytime dysfunction.” The researchers note that the acupuncture protocol used to achieve the treatment results included a specialized order for inserting the acupuncture needles and that the “sequence of acupuncture points” plays an important role.

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How acupuncture changed my life

How acupuncture changed my life

It only takes a third of a second for Google to return over 11.2 million(!) results that espouse the benefits of acupuncture, but if you like your cyber chondria served with a personal anecdote on the side, step right this way.

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Acupuncturists making their point on allergies

Acupuncturists making their point on allergies

Acupuncture is becoming an appealing option for a growing number of allergy sufferers. The treatment has been practised in China since before the advent of metal technology – when a small, pointed stone tool was used to press on the points rather than puncturing the skin – and it is now gaining acceptance from conventional medicine in West.

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