Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Use of Intermittent Fasting for Health

Posted by Kenny Liang on 27/02/19 11:00 AM

There are two ways of getting energy for daily function, one is burning the nutrients from food, the carbohydrates and sugars especially. The other is burning stored fats. When we are eating, we derive energy to serve our muscular functions from the nutrients in the food. Extra nutrients are changed into fats which can be quickly oxidised or burned to supply energy if needed. When we fast or do not eat, if the body needs the energy to function, the reserves of fat are called up to be oxidised and provide energy for activities of the body that calls for it. After a meal, fat is stored. Between meals, stored fat is slowly released, keeping body cells supplied with energy. The brain needs the immediate, easily oxidised converted sugars (glucose) from food, the bodily organs burn the energy from stored fats. When we eat, nutrition not immediately burned is stored as fats. If we eat too much, we store excess fats until we have more stored fats than the body will reasonably use.

 

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Ear Acupuncture And The Modern Science Of TCM

Posted by Kenny Liang on 22/11/18 10:00 AM

In recent years, acupuncture has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for a number of health issues including nausea, vomiting, bodily pain, and many others. It may also be effective in treating a number of other problems. This ancient system of health is based on the body's natural energy flow known as chi or qi, and on the balance of the yin and yang energies. Auricular acupuncture works in much the same way as traditional acupuncture, except it focuses exclusively on the human ear. It may seem strange at first glance, but there are signs that auricular acupuncture is not only effective but that it also holds its own unique benefits.

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EVIDENCE FOR ITS EFFICACY AND SAFETY in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by Kenny Liang on 7/11/18 10:00 AM

Traditional Chinese medicine refers to a collection of health practices that originated in China, some of them over thousands of years ago. Most people have a passing familiarity with some of the practices, including acupuncture, cupping, tai chi, and qi gong. With such a diverse range of practices, and the modern interest in alternative medicines, traditional Chinese medicine has experienced a surge in popularity, but it may have you wondering if the excitement is justified and backed by science. Research into traditional Chinese medicinal practices is still relatively new, which means that while it is too early to form conclusions, there are promising studies demonstrating the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine.

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Jing Luo and Acupuncture Points

Posted by Kenny Liang on 19/09/18 3:00 PM

 

In the previous part, we have discussed how TCM views the internal organs (zang fu) as an interconnected system, for converting food, water, and air into the five vital substances.  In this part, we will discuss the jing luo, how they connect the organs to the rest of the body, and how acupuncture points, or "acupoints," are points along the jing luo, and how they can be stimulated to achieve clinical results.

You may sometimes see the term "meridian" used in place of jing luo. Meridian was a term used by French diplomatic scholar George Soulié de Morant who brought acupuncture to Europe in the early 1900s after spending years in China. We will be using the term jing luo, or "channel." 

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How to prepare your body for Springtime with TCM Therapies

Posted by Kenny Liang on 22/08/18 10:00 AM

Spring is so close, and that means bright, sunny days, more time outside, flowers, and gentle rains. In Traditional Chinese Medicine circles, each season requires us to take personal measures to ensure we remain healthy, centred, and balanced.

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Physician Burnout and How Augmenting Your Career With TCM Can Help

Posted by Kenny Liang on 7/02/18 9:00 AM

Do you remember when you reached your career goal and achieved the dream of being in a position to help and heal others? When you graduated from medical school and you and your loved ones pridefully and ceremoniously framed your medical certificate in a celebration of this monumental achievement.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Brief History

Posted by Kenny Liang on 15/01/18 9:00 AM

As increasing numbers of consumers seek alternatives to Western medicine, many are turning to the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM incorporates multiple ages-old healing modalities including acupuncture, dietary therapy, Qigong, Tai Chi, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and more, to treat and prevent health concerns.

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Why Choose a Career in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Posted by Kenny Liang on 26/11/17 8:58 AM

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is rapidly growing in popularity and has already proven to be highly sought-after alternatives to traditional, pharmaceutical medicine that is commonly practised in many Western cultures. While students who major in TCM may have more narrow field of choices for employment than other traditional health science graduates, there are still plenty of job options available to students who choose to study TCM.

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