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Herbal Medicine to Restore Health

 It’s common that our first experience with herbal medicine is in the kitchen. Cooking with fresh culinary herbs is often the secret to distinct flavorful dishes. Favorite foods may come to mind based on the aroma of the herbs. They may evoke a special taste or smell or a good memory or physical feeling. There […]

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Healthy Aging and East Asian Medicine: Qi is the Secret

Healthy Aging and East Asian Medicine What limits us from living indefinitely? Is there a way to preserve life sustaining Qi reserves?                                                                                       It is known in fundamental science, that the human life span has a natural limit. In East Asian Medicine aging is viewed not by age, but by the amount of Qi reserve […]

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Japanese Acupuncture: “How is it different?”

Japanese style Acupuncture is more gentle than Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques. After practicing Traditional Chinese acupuncture for more than ten years, I began to study Japanese style acupuncture. Its techniques are gentler and uses gentle palpation to find the cause of the problem.  These gentle treatments are more individualized according to the  health pattern. Instead […]

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Study Shows Acupuncture Relieves Low-back Pain

Chronic low back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical treatment. Acupuncture has been reported to be effective in providing symptomatic relief of chronic low back pain. However, it is not known whether the effects of acupuncture are due to the needling itself or nonspecific effects arising from the manipulation. […]

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Shakujyu Therapy Seminar

The Annual Seminar of Shakujyu Therapy Introduction Reprinted and revised from NAJOM September 2008 By Cynthia Quattro P.A., DAOM, L.Ac. The summer of 2008, I attended the 5th annual Shakujyu Therapy seminar. It was held at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Newton, Massachusetts. Shoji Kobayashi Sensei, the founder of Shakujyu therapy, generously […]

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Arthritis and acupuncture

Arthritis is not just a single disease; it is a complex disorder involving multiple organ systems. Two of the most common forms of arthritis are categorized as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they share a common symptom — persistent […]

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