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Acupuncturist Eddy De Smedt Helps Cyclist Vincenzo Nibali Win Tour De France
By Brenda Duran, Senior Associate Editor
When acupuncturist Eddy De Smedt pursued a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he knew he wanted to make a difference. This year, the Belgium-based acupuncturist did just that when he played a critical role in helping Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali win the famous and most rigorous cycling sport in the world - the Tour de France.
By Beth Sommers, PhD, MPH, LAc and
Kristen Porter, MS, MAc, LAc
If you think gender is as simple as having a new client check off the "male" or "female" box on your intake form, we hope this article will expand your understanding and thus the reach of your health care. We first published on the topic of gender in Acupuncture Today in 2003 with the first known article on transgender health for the acupuncture community, The Dance of Yin and Yang: Transgender Health, Part One.
By Aimee Raupp, LAc
I recently received an email from one of my fertility patients: "Got my lab results back. FSH is 11, AMH is 0.7. My doctor said these numbers aren't good. I guess I'm infertile. Just as a thought. Just set up an appointment to speak with an adoption agency." Here's the back story: she's 33, recently married and has been trying to conceive, without success, for six months.
By Martha Lucas, PhD, LAc
I am still finding pearls of wisdom from the books and papers that I inherited from my pulse diagnosis mentor Jim Ramholz. Today I found a crusty book among said materials called Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine published by the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They point to the fact that the heart pumps blood through the arteries reaching the wrist that is the common location to feel the pulses.
By Joseph S. Acquah, LAc, OMD
Last year, I attended the Pacific Symposium in San Diego for the first time in six or seven years. It was the 25th anniversary of this event, and on one evening there was a panel discussion with the title; "What is Qi?." A topic that had been discussed by a panel 25 years earlier at the first symposium, and some of those on this panel, had been on that panel.
By Jennifer Waters, LAc, Dipl. Ac
I first met Wes Burwell in 2011 when he was teaching a class on light. Since then, every time I hear him speak, his understanding of the benefits, function and capacity of light has evolved. His commitment to deepening his understanding has helped innumerable people such as myself.
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