August 2016

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  • Olympics spark interest in cupping

              Olympics spark interest in cupping As an athlete, acupuncturist Kristen Wood found relief in Oriental medicine when she injured herself in her 20s. That’s what inspired her to open her own practice, Snow Blossom Acupuncture, in 2010, where she decided to incorporate cupping too. “Cupping is such an amazing therapy because […]

  • What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps?

    What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps? Have you been wondering why swimmer Michael Phelps and other Olympians are sporting deep purple circles on their limbs and midsections? The telltale purple dots actually are signs of “cupping,” an ancient Chinese healing practice that is experiencing an Olympic moment. In cupping, practitioners of the healing […]

  • Acupuncture for Oral Pain

    Acupuncture for Oral Pain Maloney, who is affiliated with the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center is a longtime advocate of using acupuncture over painkillers to treat muscle pain. In addition to his D.M.D., he has a master’s degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture. Acupuncture works, George Maloney says, because chronic pain puts […]

  • Therapeutic massage hitting the spot for kids

    Therapeutic massage hitting the spot for kids   Small children are apt to object to swallowing yucky­ tasting medicine and they most definitely protest against needles, but parents are finding there is a form of treatment they do not seem to mind as much. Tuina, or Chinese therapeutic massage, is non­invasive and does not have […]

  • Taking the weight off with TCM

    Taking the weight off with TCM TCM practitioner Zeng Wei, from Ma Kuang TCM Medical Centre, said the two clinics she is attached to see about 900 patients each month, the majority of whom struggle with weight. Some, like Mdm Low, turn to TCM after experiencing a weight rebound following unsuccessful weight loss programs made […]