Olympic Coach Amazed By Acupuncture

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Tony Smith, the Canadian gymnastics team coach tried acupuncture for the first time and was amazed by the results. After just one session at the Olympic Village clinic, his back pain vanished. “It really does …


Acupuncture Helps Relieve Migraine Pain

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At the University of Padua, Dr. Enrico Facco and his colleagues conducted a randomized, controlled study with 160 patients who suffered from migraines without aura and found that ONLY the true acupuncture group had steady, …


Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Herbal medicine is the use of plants, flowers and minerals for healing. Herbs are highly specific in their actions and possess diverse qualities and properties to target different aspects of an ailment. Herbs are classified …


Acupuncture Salon Opens in Beijing Olympic Village

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The Times Online reported that when athletes entered the newly opened Beijing Olympic Village on Sunday, July 27, 2008, they had trouble seeing anything because of the dense smog. But, their Olympic facilities include an …


What is Cupping?

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In my last post, I featured a photo of Wang Qun, an Olympic Chinese swimmer who used cupping to reduce pain before the Beijing Games began. This is the perfect time to give an explanation …


Chinese Athletes Use Acupuncture To Prepare For Olympics

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Getting ready for the 2008 Olympics, doctors at the healing center of Beijing Sports University were using acupuncture to treat about 70% of the chronic and acute muscle injuries they dealt with, reported Jonathan Watts …


What Is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is one of the primary, and perhaps the best known, treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in your body. Over many years, …


Welcome To My Blog

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I’ve created this blog as a place to gather and disseminate accurate, up-to-date knowledge about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and healthy living. I plan to post information about TCM, a medical system that has been …