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Cupping Decoded

Cupping, like acupuncture, is a treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine. First documented almost 3,000 years ago, cupping relies on suction and heat to promote healing. While the method often leaves temporary circular marks on the skin, it is known to be highly relaxing and isn’t generally painful. Celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, […]

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Win for Licensed Acupuncturists: New York Physical Therapy Association Will Not Pursue Dry Needling at This Time

The New York Physical Therapy Association advocates the use of dry needling by physical therapists in the state. The Association has spent the last several years developing a plan of action and the State Board for Physical Therapy agreed with the association’s belief that physical therapists should be able to perform dry needling with appropriate […]

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Acupuncture Can Alleviate Insomnia

With stress, electronics, and endless distractions, it’s no wonder insomnia is on the rise. Prescription sleep aids can be addictive and cause side effects. Instead of taking the risk, many people opt for lifestyle changes and various techniques to combat the problem. However, acupuncture is often overlooked. It’s a natural, safe way to overcome insomnia. […]

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Miss Arizona Used Traditional Chinese Medicine to Treat Tourette Syndrome

Jennifer Smestad, Miss Arizona 2013, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder, at age 10. She experienced head jerking, involuntary facial movements and grimaces, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety. She suffered from the crippling symptoms with no relief for five years. After taking medications and considering brain surgery, Smestad tried a combination of acupuncture and […]

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Digestive Recovery After Holiday Indulgences

Good health requires proper digestion. The holidays are notorious for treats, overeating, and stress, which wreak havoc on the body. Get yourself back on track after a big Thanksgiving meal, Hanukkah delicacies, or a stack of Christmas cookies. Traditional Chinese medicine places a particular emphasis on digestion and the state of your gut determines your […]

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