This article describes, in plain language, the effect of acupuncture on muscle tension, the immune system, the blood circulation and the connective tissue.
Everyone wants to feel seen, to be heard and to be loved. Yet all of us have been subject to intense emotional episodes when we have not been treated with love, wisdom and kindness.
The Oriental Medicine understanding of psychological problems is not separate from the standard frameworks for the treatment of physical problems. This article is an extensive academic paper discussing aspects of the Oriental Medicine approach to human psychological issues.
The Five Phases of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wood, Fire Earth, Metal and Water, coincide with the five major Yin Organ systems, Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung and Kidney. When dealing with patterns of psychological disharmony, each of the Five Phases evokes a set of in-built practical solutions ensuring that all facets of the psyche are functioning optimally and co-operatively.
The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) has commissioned a report on the current status of acupuncture research: The Acupuncture Evidence Project. Of 129 conditions examined, evidence of effect was found at various levels for 123 conditions.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions. Not all of these conditions have established an acceptable level of scientific evidence for efficacy, however the landscape is changing dramatically as more and more studies are published demonstrating evidence of acupuncture’s effectiveness.