Origins and Health Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Latin word and means “to puncture with needle”, but this practice was first popularized in China as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is key to controlling the flow of Qi in the human body, and typically consists of inserting thin, sharp needles into pressure points. Acupuncture can also refer to the […]

History and Practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Often abbreviated to “TCM”, Traditional Chinese Medicine relates to a broad range of medicines and medical practices that were developed over in China over 2,000 years ago, and remain popular to this day. There are many branches of TCM, all of which have been discussed at length on this website, and while it has remained […]

What Chinese Medicine Teaches us about Gua Sha

Gua sha is a type of Chinese medicine treatment that uses scraping along the body’s meridian channels as well as various acupressure points to move stagnant blood and lymph from the subcutaneous fascia. Typically, an object such as a round-soft edge stone or a scraping device that resembles a shoe insert is scraped repeatedly throughout […]

Chunyi Lin’s ‘Head to Toe Healing’ Review – Spring Forest Qigong

Head to Toe Healing is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow books for stimulating energy in the body for the purpose of self-healing and balanced health. It draws on techniques and practices used for hundreds and even thousands of years by Qigong practitioners and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through stimulation of the body’s various […]