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Category: Acupuncture

TCM Stages and Herbal Treatments for Coronavirus Infection

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on April 1, 2020

There are two main schools in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (Cold Damage and Warm Disease) that explain the stages of invasion of an external factor, which in Western parlance includes colds, flus, and the current progressions seen in the COVID-19... Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine treating Coronavirus

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on March 11, 2020

With the outbreak of coronavirus taking up the news, it is important to understand what it is, how it is spread, and what you can do to protect yourself. In China, new infections have been decreasing, and they have been... Read More

What's the Point?! He Gu, LI4

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on February 3, 2020

The point today is He Gu, the fourth point on the Large Intestine channel (LI4). First things first: this point induces labor and is contraindicated during pregnancy! If you have a headache during pregnancy, do not use this point please!  He... Read More

Chinese New Year: Year of the Metal Rat

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on January 27, 2020

This weekend ushered in the year of the Metal Rat with the Chinese New Year. The Rat is the first symbol of the Chinese Zodiac and represents the rise of a new day. This year should be good for all zodiac... Read More

The Changing Seasons: Autumn

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on September 21, 2019

The Changing Seasons: Autumn In Chinese Medicine, we talk about the functional energy in the body; this energy is called Qi. It is the motive force to produce change and movement within the body. The theories and philosophy that went into... Read More

Chinese Medical Massage: Tui Na

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 29, 2019

Before the technique known as Acupuncture, the healers in China used their hands as tools. Their instinct led them to rub, knead, push, and pound themselves and others to help warm up or battle anything from fatigue to various injuries.... Read More

Pain Relief with Acupuncture

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 21, 2019

Pain Relief with Acupuncture Bù tōng zé tòng, tōng zé bù tòng The above statement describes the fundamental understanding of pain in Chinese Medicine. It translates roughly to “no free flow implies pain, free flow implies no pain.” When an injury occurs,... Read More

Late Summer: Period of Abundance

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 13, 2019

The Chinese have an extra season called Late Summer. This is the time between Summer and Autumn, when the weather begins to cool from Summer’s normally high heat. While thought to be the beginning of the energetic decline into autumn... Read More

Qi Gong: Breath is Life

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 5, 2019

When you see an acupuncturist, you hear a lot about Qi. There is an English translation for just about every part of Chinese Medicine except for this elusive concept. It is normally described as energy, which is the closest single... Read More

Why Acupuncture?

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on July 22, 2019

Why do I need Acupuncture?   The way you feel is the direct result of the function and communication of the organ systems within. Stresses on the body from poor diet, unmanaged work/life stress and emotions, environmental conditions, and injuries(sports, motor vehicle,... Read More

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