Acupuncture as Systems Theory

You cannot design anything without understanding the forces that flow through the design. Imagine designing a house without understanding how water flows through it, or electricity, or the force of gravity via mass across structure. Still in homes, and in home design and repair we have plumbers, electricians, contractors etc., each trained in their respective […]

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The Science of Chinese Medicine

By James Whittle M.S., L.Ac. Introduction In the February 2014 issue of Journal of Chinese medicine (number 204), Peter Eckman M.D., physician and acupuncturist, presented a short article titled “Traditional Chinese Medicine – Science or Pseudoscience? A Response to Paul Unschuld” in which he questions Paul Unschuld’s supposed belief that Chinese medicine and acupuncture are […]

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Acupuncture for Neuropathy

There are many different types of neuropathy. The Neuropathy Association identifies more than 100 possible types of neuropathy. Your medical doctor can help you get an accurate diagnosis from a western medical perspective. Some common types of neuropathy are:       Autonomic Neuropathy       Injury related neuropathy       Cancer-Related Neuropathies       Compressive Neuropathies       Diabetic Neuropathy […]

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Acupuncture for Nasal Allergies

NPR reported a story this past week explaining that acupuncture is a viable treatment option for nasal allergies, also called allergic rhinitis. The Academy of Otolaryngology, has published new guidelines that can help allergy sufferers sort through the various treatment options and make a choice based on the best available evidence. Nasal allergies, or allergic […]

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Acupuncture Resources

The following is a comprehensive list of acupuncture resources in the United States. If you scroll down you will see a list of international acupuncture resources. If you would like your acupuncture or Chinese medicine resource listed here, please email at james@blueridgeclinic.com. Acupuncture Organizations State or Local Organizations Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota […]

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Health Department Uses Acupuncture For Smoking Cessation

Australian media began reporting this past week that the federal health department was giving cash reimbursements to employees who used hypnotherapy or acupuncture for smoking cessation. For many conservative medical practitioners, and for those who have not seen the science behind acupuncture’s benefits for addiction, this was seen as  controversial. Acupuncture has a very long […]

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