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Traditional medicine faces challenge from upstart Western ideas

It's a proud tradition dating back thousands of years, that's in danger of being supplanted by an arrogant young upstart that muscled its way in just a couple of hundred years ago. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1661814/traditional-medicine-faces-challenge-upstart-western-ideas


Merck to "pirate" Traditional Chinese Medicine compounds to develop new drugs

Consumer health advocate Mike Adams, author of "Take Back Your Health Power," said Merck's partnership with Chi-Med would result in the company locating, copying and patenting chemicals found in Chinese herbs, then selling them as prescription drugs. http://www.naturalnews.com/021283_traditional_chinese_medicine.html


1700-Year Old Silk Road Cemetery Discovered In China

Recently, a cemetery dating back approximately 1,700 years has been found along part of the Silk Road, a sequence of prehistoric trade itineraries that once linked China to the Roman Empire. http://www.frontlinedesk.com/201411840-1700-years-old-silk-road-cemetery-discovered-china/


Can Tai Chi reduce inflammation for breast cancer survivors?

A new study from the University of California-Los Angeles suggests that Tai Chi is a useful remedy for chronic inflammation in breast cancer survivors with insomnia. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284498.php


TCM: Promoting Wellness Is Now Well Recognized

It’s clear that TCM is now an important part of many westerner’s lives who swear by its benefits. Its legitimacy was more fully established when the National Institutes of Health established the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://americannewsreport.com/traditional-chinese-medicine-promoting-wellness-is-now-well-recognized-8821023


Tai chi schools question mythical hero on cultural heritage list

Accordingly, it came as a shock to tai chi quan practitioners that "Zhang Sanfeng Tai Chi Chuan" was included as one of the 298 nominations for the fourth batch of the China Intangible Cultural Heritage list. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140818000082&cid=1103


Chinese Herb Shows Promise As Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) — not to be confused with osteoarthritis — affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. As an autoimmune disorder, it develops when the immune system starts attacking the body’s own tissue, affecting people at any age. http://www.medicaldaily.com/chinese-herb-shows-promise-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatment-could-be-cheaper-methotrexate-276592


8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science

Acupuncture and Taiji, along with other Eastern beliefs made the list. The study was was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/21/8-ancient-beliefs-now-bac_n_4995877.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false


First Lady Joins Chinese Tai Chi Class

First lady Michelle Obama took part in a Tai Chi class as she visited a high school in the Chinese city of Chengdu. "It is a truly beautiful form of physical activity, and I loved giving it a try," the first lady wrote in a travel journal. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/first-lady-joins-chinese-tai-chi-class-n61356


Connection between acupuncture and processes that alleviate sepsis

Now new research documents a direct connection between the use of acupuncture and physical processes that could alleviate sepsis, a condition that often develops in hospital intensive care units, springs from infection and inflammation, and takes an estim http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140223/New-research-finds-direct-connection-between-acupuncture-and-processes-that-alleviate-sepsis.aspx


Acupuncture Lowers Hypertension

Newly published research confirms that acupuncture reduces hypertension, high blood pressure. Real acupuncture was found more effective than both a non-acupuncture control and a sham acupuncture control in this new laboratory experiment. http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1255-acupuncture-lowers-hypertension-new-finding


Acupuncture Fights Depression

New lab experiments reveal acupuncture has antidepressant effects. An examination of brain cells following acupuncture treatments uncovered important mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its antidepressant effects. http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1244-acupuncturebraincellgb34du20


Can Tai Chi Boost Your Immune System?

According to Harvard Medical School, there is still much that researchers don’t know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response. However, in recent research, scientists have proven that practicing Tai Chi can increase the immunity http://www.asianfortunenews.com/2013/12/can-tai-chi-boost-your-immune-system/


The Multiple Benefits of Acupuncture for Physical and Mental Illness

WRAL: The advantages of acupuncture to ease physical discomfort have been widely documented, but its assistance with mental and emotional illnesses is slowly emerging in the health care community. Acupuncture is on the rise as an alternative medicine that http://www.wral.com/carolina-partners-acupuncture/13196803/


Hospital to offer acupuncture medical care

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in New Hampshire: "We are excited to offer acupuncture to the CMC/DHK community to augment the healing process, increase resiliency against disease and improve the quality of life for our patients..." http://www.unionleader.com/article/20131210/NEWS12/131219977


Tai chi more effective than yoga?

After years of being exalted as an exotic form of martial arts, Tai chi is now seen by the medic world has an answer to most physical grievances. Week after week, researches are bringing to light the many healing benefits of this form, which includes it http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-18/fitness/38709621_1_taoist-monk-movements-sensei-sandeep-desai


Police commandos take to Tai Chi

Commandos attached to the Special Action Group (SAG) of the Chennai Police have turned to ‘Tai Chi’, the ancient Chinese martial art, to have a better control over body and mind. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/police-commandos-take-to-tai-chi/article5396557.ece


Acupuncture offers holistic alternative to Botox

As Lora Lipman entered her 60s, she began to notice not only fine lines around her eyes and lips, but an uneven skin tone she described as somewhat grayish and ashy. She was reticent to opt for chemical enhancements, or the typically invasive nips, tucks, http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2013/11/14/acupuncture-offers-holistic-alternative-botox/IZcab9Gv5phyNy4LeG28VP/story.html


Acupuncture For Pancreatic Cancer Pain

Researchers conducted a randomized, placebo controlled study to investigate whether or not acupuncture reduces pain associated with pancreatic cancer. This type of cancer is often accompanied by severe abdominal or back pain. The researchers concluded tha http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1190-acupuncture-for-pancreatic-cancer-pain-new-research


Keepers of the flame

Ethnic medicine is fast disappearing in China. Li Yang visits Nadui village in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to find out more about medical tradition. http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2013-10/17/content_17039320.htm


Tai chi tied to longer life

Chinese men who practiced tai chi were less likely to die over a five-year period than men who didn't exercise at all, in a new study. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/18/us-tai-chi-life-idUSBRE96H0PW20130718


Tai chi helps students knock out trauma

"The students and teachers were distressed after the quake," says the 43-year-old, who has worked at the school for 24 years. "We needed to restore mental stability. We tried other sports but found only tai chi worked. It makes people calmer and quieter." http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-05/11/content_16491968.htm


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day approaches

On the last Saturday of April, April 27th, 2013, at 10 am local time worldwide, mass tai chi and qigong exhibitions and teach-ins will be held. Events are free and open to the public. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130417-907492.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


Acupuncture the answer to aggravating allergies?

Dr. Steven Cohen is a doctor of alternative medicine, and along with treating chronic pain, he says more and more people are coming into his office for allergy relief. http://www.wnct.com/story/21761382/acupuncture-the-answer-to-aggravating-allergies


Veterinary acupuncture gaining popularity

Dr. Brian Husbands is a veterinary oncologist and certified veterinary acupuncturist at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a specialty and emergency vet practice in the Minneapolis area. http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/get-healthy/newsletter-featured-story/right-on-point-veterinary-acupuncture-gaining-popularity/article_3103bf7e-0cee-5173-96f4-a13d6d227c98.html


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