The shots of the famous swimmer during the Olympics a few years ago gave cupping a heretofore unknown profile. As such, cupping is relatively know for its benefits in treating pain and in treating muscle-related physical problems. However, cupping also has some internal applications, not the least being for acne. I thought I’d relate five…
I thought I’d discuss a recent case involving scoliosis, because it relates to one of the uncommon benefits of cupping: extracting cold. Cupping is generally known to be good for stagnation. Below, I’ll discuss a bit about Chinese medicine disease types treated with cupping, then discuss the forgotten pathology of cold before explaining through some…
I want to discuss an anxiety case who came to me a few months ago, but first it would be good to go through some of the thinking that informs the Chinese medicine approach. Anxiety is an effect about which the causes must be determined through proper diagnosis. We’ll start the discussion by discussing the…
Each stage of diagnosis tells us of how aggressive our approach can be, as well as what the underlying factors that lie at the root of the condition are.
One such herb is hawthorn, a red berry that closely resembles and tastes like a crabapple, and interestingly enough is highly regarded in traditional Western herbology.
Part of Chinese medicine’s objective is to talke a constellation of complaints and link them to an underlying problem whenever possilbe.
Chinese medicine classifies candida as “dampness.” Even though at first blush it sounds weird, if you think about the problems that arise from damp environments, it makes much more sense.
Often pills along with acupuncture is much simpler for busy types who simply prefer taking something over dietary interventions. Furthermore, pills are crafted according Chinese medicine principles, so the approach is much more comprehensive than pumpkin seed alone.
I’m a big fan of massage. However, Chinese medicine operates much differently from massage. Acupuncture penetrates to a level beneath the skin, producing a more systemic effect for blood circulation and nerve transmission, the core problem with carpal tunnel.
There is no one size fits all approach to acne. This is because there are many factors that can give rise to it, and the organs involved in its genesis vary. An internet search on acne remedies will turn up a litany of options that have proven effective for certain individuals. What lacks from almost all of these reports, with the exception of essential nutrients, is a way to understand these interventions systematically in terms of cause and effect.