Alternative Approaches to Allergies

Hayfever and allergies

The incidence of allergies in the western world seems to have reached the level of an epidemic. Beyond the fact that the sudden increase could be the result of a greater awareness of the dysfunction, it is now suspected that our modern lifestyle itself might be one of the major culprits. The level of stress …

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Treatment of Pain in Oriental Medicine

Lower back pain

It has long been recognized that the ability to experience pain is associated with the degree of evolution of the nervous system in the species. For example, it has been demonstrated that mammals are able to feel pain unlike more basic forms of life such as fishes or insects which do not.

Facial Weakness and Bell’s Palsy

Jaw and facial pain

Let’s imagine you wake up one morning with a pain in the neck which gradually gets worse. A few hours later you realise that all feelings on the right side of your face have been lost. You are now unable to close one of your eyes, and half of your mouth feels like a useless bit of rubber. You are rushed to hospital, to get diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.

Can Acupuncture Curb Killer Immune Reactions?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

A needle-based technique has been shown to switch on nerves that tamp down sepsis. The ST36 Zusanli acupuncture point is located just below the knee joint. This spot in mice—and it is hoped perhaps in humans—may be a critical entryway to gaining control over the often fatal inflammatory reactions that accompany systemic infections.