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How to Know if Acupuncture Works

How to Know if Acupuncture Works

How To Know When Acupuncture Is Working Acupuncture is not a one-shot deal. It works cumulatively, meaning one treatment builds on the next. There are certainly instances of acupuncture producing immediate results. However, this is more an exception than the rule—and when it happens, the results tend to be short lived. If you want lasting results from acupuncture, especially for a chronic condition, you must commit to the process. This approach to healing is unfamiliar for Westerners, who are accustomed to instant gratification in most aspects of life, including healthcare. Being forced to adopt a long-term, cumulative perspective can be confusing and frustrating. Sometimes us instant-gratification junkies need to be […]

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine? Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM), which like acupuncture, focuses on restoring a balance of mind, body, and spirit to support health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition.  A skilled practitioner will utilize both acupuncture and herbal medicine together as both complement and mutually accentuate the other. Herbs are used with the goal of restoring balance by nourishing the body.  Traditionally Chinese herbs are boiled into a tea, which extracts the healing properties of the herbs, but today most herbs are administered in pill or tincture form.  For those of you who have been lucky […]