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By Bruce H. Robinson, MD, FACS, MSOM (Hon)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widespread across America today. Not only do many of our honored men and women in uniform bring it home with them from the war zones they have been active in, but it often follows any life-threatening event people go through when their lives have been in danger.
By Neil Gumenick, MAc (UK), LAc, Dipl. Ac
This Official, belonging to the element Fire, is responsible for maintaining and regulating the heating system of the body, mind, and spirit. It is named for its function. The trunk is divided into three "burning spaces" or "jiaos." The upper burning space, palpated in the chest region above the level of the thoracic diaphragm, contains the Heart, Lungs, and Heart Protector (AKA pericardium).
By David Twicken, DOM, LAc
The Da Cheng includes symptoms for the source-luo points that indicate when to use them for treatment. Yang defines the method as the guest-host (it is one of a variety of acupuncture point combinations called guest-host). The list of conditions this point combination can treat ranges beyond the conditions listed in the Ling Shu.
By Shai White-Gilbertson, PhD, MSCR, Dipl Ac, CTR
In most of the human lives I know about, there are stretches of time which feel stagnant, or worse. We can feel adrift, or wounded and sidelined, and these times don't seem to carry much usefulness while they are unfolding. These same passages through difficult days often wind up being pivotal in some way for our development, although it is only retrospection that allows us to appreciate that a depression or heartache has influenced the more engaged and lively periods afterward.
By Kristen Porter, MS, MAc, LAc and
Beth Sommers, PhD, MPH, LAc
Numerous organizations have risen to the challenge of providing care to medically-underserved populations and here we feature one such group. Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US) is an organization without walls that has members throughout the U.S.
By Jennifer Waters, LAc, Dipl. Ac
I met Mary Elizabeth Wakefield during her class last summer in Seneca Falls, New York at the Finger Lakes School of Chinese Medicine. I was inspired by her confidence and passion as a teacher of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture and delighted to share her compelling history with all of you.
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