Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been around a long time. Acupuncture is one modality that falls under the framework of TCM. I like to explain it in physiological terms that most people can relate to, hence my choosing Modern Edge Acupuncture as my business name. Fellow acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner, Chris Kresser, wrote a series of articles a few years back that he entitled, Chinese Medicine Demystified. Instead of regurgitating what he so eloquently put together, I will send you over to his site to check them out. It is a 6 part series, that goes like this:
Those that would like a western medicine explanation of how acupuncture influences the body will be delighted reading these articles. If you are more into the energy "Qi" explanation you may find this information not inclusive, but informative none the less. Be careful, you may learn something ;-D
"Chinese New Year this time around is the Year of the Rat, which brings with it the promise of prosperity. The Chinese admire the rat for its quick mind and ability to gather valuables and save them for the future. Since 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the year ahead should offer many opportunities to acquire wealth, as well as the ability to make choices that enable us to provide comfort for a long time to come. This is especially true for those born in the year of the rat.".............click on pic to see more of this article!
I could ramble on about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and I probably will....but I also would like to share other things..... Positive things! There's so much bad news out there and that can negatively effect our health; mentally, emotionally,and physically. So let's lighten things up a bit over here!