Traditional Chinese Medicine

At Long Last…

I should have written this post 1/2 year ago. The studies were becoming very intensive. With work and travel, I found it difficult to update on my learning progress and my thoughts here. So what has been happening in my journey to become a veterinary acupuncturist? Well, after a bunch of self- directed TCVM online… Continue reading At Long Last…

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The Tedious Task of Memorization- Meridians

I am horrible at memorizing things. It’s one of the struggle that I always have throughout my academic career. From as early as I remember, my mother would go through my exam papers with me and question how I got something wrong, majority of time was because I couldn’t remember the name of something. I… Continue reading The Tedious Task of Memorization- Meridians

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Modern Science for Acupuncture

Still in its infancy (in terms of correlation to Western methods of research), scientific studies on acupuncture only really takes off in the last 20 years, after National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health was established by National Institute of Health (NIH). Of the 360 acu- points, only 36- 40 have been extensively studied to… Continue reading Modern Science for Acupuncture

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Acupuncture- Does it Work?

To tell you the truth, I haven’t had much experience with acupuncture myself. While this is something that is commonly practiced in Asia and I hear relatives and friends talking about different food properties following the Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, I always had some reservation. I tried acupuncture once when there was a Groupon offering,… Continue reading Acupuncture- Does it Work?

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Ancient Acupuncture Needles

This is something that I found interesting. I am not going to post pictures because I couldn’t find one where I can 100 % cite the sources. Google ancient acupuncture needles and you will see that there are so many varieties in length, size, shape. While some of these look scary, I am fascinated by… Continue reading Ancient Acupuncture Needles