Posts made in June, 2012

Acupuncture Treatments in Ideal Conditions

Posted on Jun 22, 2012

Acupuncture Treatments in Ideal Conditions

Acupuncture Treatments in Ideal Conditions

Ideal conditions for your acupuncture treatments are as important as the treatments themselves.  You’ll find, as in most areas of life, what’s right for some is not right for others.  Let’s take a look at the basic details that create ideal conditions for your acupuncture treatments and a few of their variables.  Having this information before a treatment with a new acupuncturist will help you decide whether their practices are right for you, or not.  Just as there is no one-size-fits all approach, it is helpful to know why things are done and what it means for you during a treatment.  We are all different in our thinking and a new experience may bring up questions that you might not think about beforehand.  Having some background in the basics will help you be better prepared.

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East Meets West In Alternative Medicine

Posted on Jun 10, 2012

East Meets West In Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Versus the FDA

It’s been a long time coming but there is progress being made in the meeting of the minds when it comes to the alternative medicine practices of traditional Chinese medicine and the FDA regarding testing on oral botanical drugs for major medical indications.  More than 15 years ago Mary Tagliaferri, MD, L.Ac. and Isaac Cohen, OMD, L.Ac. co-founded the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at the University of California.  San Francisco’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center was opened as the first traditional Chinese medicine clinic at UCSF.  The plan was straight forward: employ state of the art technology to rigorously identify and test the active ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine herbs and botanicals.

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