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Acupuncture Needles and Why They Don’t Hurt

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

Acupuncture Needles

For most new acupuncture patients the topic of acupuncture needles is their most prominent concern. They may discuss a fear of needles and then ask whether acupuncture needles hurt.  In most cases they have had no previous exposure to the practices of traditional Chinese medicine so their fears or concerns are based on past experiences with modern Western medicine.  They may have had an unpleasant experience when they had a vaccination or some blood was drawn.  That experience may be at the root of their fear of needles or the memory of the pain it caused but it is far removed from anything they will experience with acupuncture based on the difference in the needles used in an acupuncture treatment.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and How It Works

Posted on May 8, 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine and How It Works

Traditional Chinese Medicine and How It Works

Traditional Chinese Medicine, which encompasses many different practices, is rooted in the philosophy of Taoism dating back more than 5,000 years. Today, Tradtional Chinese Medicine is practiced side by side with Western medicine in many of China’s hospitals and clinics. Acupuncture is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It involves the insertion of thin needles at specific points in the body (acupoints) and is used in the treatment of or prevention of many illnesses and conditions including colds and flu.  In the United States acupuncture is most often used to relieve pain,  but it is also used for respiratory issues, depression and other psychiatric problems as well as ear, nose and throat diseases.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Endorsed by Robert Downey Jr.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine Gets Boost From Actor

Traditional Chinese Medicine shared the spot light with actor Robert Downey, Jr. on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Robert Downey Jr. was awarded the annual Robert Graham Visionary Award at a private residence in Malibu, California.  The event included a number of faculty and students from the Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

So, what does Robert Downey Jr. have to do with Yo San University and Traditional Chinese Medicine?

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