What your tongue can reveal about your health

The tongue is rather like a road map of what is going on in your body, it holds information about both your physical and emotional health. Let’s look at it in a little bit more detail.       Anatomy  – The tongue is a muscular organ covered in soft, pink tissue, the mucosa. Tiny bumps on the surface of the …

Why acupuncture may help people with chronic pain

acupuncture for pain relief

Acupuncture has been used to treat chronic pain for centuries in China. It has always been a mystery to Western medicine as to why sticking tiny needles into the human body, at certain points and twisting them, helps to relieve pain. However, a new study offers answers.  The recent study from LA BioMed researchers have found that the proper use …

Acupuncture benefits patients with allergic asthma

Asthma is a major world health problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In China, herbal medicine and acupuncture have traditionally been utilised in the treatment of lung disease, including asthma. A recent article published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM) reveals that a large randomised controlled trial, involving patients with allergic asthma, found that an integrative …

Primary Dysmenorrhea

Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Pattern Affect Acupoint Specific Effect? Analysis of Data from a Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial for Primary Dysmenorrhea. Author: Liu YQ, Ma LX, Xing JM, Cao HJ, Wang YX, Tang L, Li M, Wang Y, Liang Y, Pu LY, Yu XM, Guo LZ, Jin JL, Wang Z, Ju HM, Jiang YM, Liu JJ, Yuan HW, Li CH, …