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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND THE USE OF INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR HEALTH

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 Read More

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: A BRIEF HISTORY

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. TCM is rooted in ancient Taoist philosophy and Read More

PHYSICIAN BURNOUT AND HOW AUGMENTING YOUR CAREER WITH TCM CAN HELP

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. Pragmatic and professional, you likely set Read More

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR SPRINGTIME WITH TCM THERAPIES

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. The Five Elements The traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy on spring includes living in harmony with the universe Read More

Why Choose a Career in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

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 Read More

JING LUO AND ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

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 Read More