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Chinese Olympic swimmer Wang Qun was spotted with clear cupping treatment marks during training. She uses cupping for back, neck, and shoulder pain. To find out more about cupping see these articles:

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) refers to a severe, prolonged tiredness that does not disappear even after rest. It is a condition that thousands of individuals in America alone suffer from, and though it may manifest itself in slightly different forms unique to the individual, it is often incredibly debilitating. In an effort to learn more about CFS, our social media intern, KM, interviewed Karen Stringer, an InNetwork provider with a great deal of experience treating chronic fatigue.

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TCM in the news! Check it out!

  1. Qi Gong for Weight Loss TV Series - from The Wall Street Journal. The series on this gentle form of exercise will be premiering on Tuesday, June 5, on New York public television stations.
  2. Foam Rolling Massage You Can Do at Home - from the San Diego Union Tribune. Using a foam roller and your own body weight, this exercise helps work out the IT band.
  3. Ginseng Helps Lower Cancer Related Fatigue - from The Times of India. Ginseng has been used in TCM as a natural energy booster for centuries.
  4. Acupuncture Aids Weight Loss - from Acupuncture can be used to address underlying health issues that are causing weight gain and help to correct them.
  5. Arthritis - Alternatives to Surgery - from Massage and acupuncture are two risk-free alternatives to surgery suggested for arthritis patients.


(PR News Channel) — In “The Photographic Story of Mihdi Joon and the Mission to Save a Child’s Life”, Marvin Brock Sr. recounts the journey of a lifetime to save his infant son.

When their child was born, Mihdi Joon’s parents were told to make him comfortable as it was doubtful he would live to a double-digit age. Refusing to take the advice of medical professionals who had essentially put an expiration date on their son, the parents hit the road in search of a cure.

The father and son crossed North America numerous times in search of a solution. “The Photographic Story of Mihdi Joon and the Mission to Save a Child’s Life” chronicles the various alternatives they found.

What the parents ultimately ended up choosing to cure their son was a combination of Chinese medicine deployed alongside traditional Western medicine. The dual healing system allowed them to treat the blood clots that were occurring in their son’s brain, an existence revealed by magnetic imaging. While doctors told the skeptical parents that Mihdi Joon would have to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life, the resourceful family found an alternative that allowed them to mitigate this reality.

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TCM in the news this week!  Check it out!

  1. Massage Therapy Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis and More - from News Medical. Massage therapy can be effective for a variety of prevalent health conditions, including the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee, inflammation after exercise, chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia.
  2. Acupuncture Can Help Reduce Stress of Divorce - from the Huffington Post.  Going through something like a divorce can be stressful to say the least…here are 7 drug-free ways to help cope, including acupuncture.
  3. Sleep Tips Inspired By Chinese Medicine - from  May is Better Sleep Month, so check out some of these tips for a better night’s sleep.
  4. East Meets West in the Pet’s Office - from The Foxboro Reporter.  Holistic Treatments are not just for people…see what they can do for your pet!
  5. Massage Relieves Chronic Pain - from American News Report.  Check out the 4 recent studies showing the health benefits of massage therapy.


TCM in the news!  Check it out!

  • Why You Should Try Acupuncture - informative video from Fox News.  Acupuncture can treat just about anything from pain, allergies, addictions and more with little or no side effects.
  • Acupuncture to Treat COPD - from  For patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, acupuncture may relieve symptoms like shortness of breath during activity.
  • Acupuncture for Weight Loss - on  People keep looking for the magic pill to help them lose weight, but did you ever think acupuncture could be the cure? Check it out!

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When it comes to the ancient art of acupuncture, you might now know as much as you think.

There are many misconceptions about acupuncture, some of which might stem from fear.

  1. It’s a painful process.
  2. It’s ineffective.
  3. The needle are not safe.
  4. Acupuncture is a placebo.
  5. Acupuncture is only good for pain.

Dr. Edward Lamadrid, DAOM (doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine), put a couple of needles into 3TV’s Scott Pasmore to demonstrate how acupuncture is done and explain the truth about the treatment.

Pasmore said he didn’t feel a thing when Lamadrid put two needles in place on his arm — live on the air.

While the needles weren’t in enough to have any real effect on Pasmore (there were there less than five minutes), Lamadrid said acupuncture can be very relaxing and treat a wide variety of issues from depression and emotional issues to digestion difficulties to losing weight to headaches.

"Acupuncture used in conjunction with other treatments or medications can be extremely effective," he said.

While many people might be concerned about the safety of the needles, Lamadrid said that’s not even an issue.

"Acupuncture is always performed with disposable needles in a clean and sterile environment," he said. "Acupuncture needles have been approved by the FDA and are only used once, then disposed of."

The key to successful, worry-free treatment, Lamadrid said, is to find a certified and licensed practitioner. He suggested visiting the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s website —

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Now, holistic treatments from massage to acupuncture are helping people escape pills and defeat the pain in their lives.

At Max Sports Medicine in Columbus, Dr. Doug DiOrio tackles some of the worst pain with acupuncture.

Pat Puchalski, 63, runs marathons and ironman competitions, and started acupuncture after a biking accident.

"To have a concussion, sprained neck and I was told I should look at surgery, and Dr. [DiOrio] said, ‘Let’s try acupuncture,’" Puchalski said.

It’s not a new concept. Acupuncture is centuries old, used to treat all kinds of pain.

"Bowel pain, gut pain, I treat a lot of back pain and neck pain with this," DiOrio said.

It’s been a big part of his practice for 14 years, and DiOrio said it’s all about bringing balance to the body.

"[Acupuncture decreases] inflammation, boosts your body’s natural pain killers, increases blood flow to tissue," DiOrio said.

Deborah Wadsworth has fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain syndrome.

"I was willing to try alternative medicine," Wadsworth said. "Everything hurts or one thing will hurt and then another and you just pray that you can get to the next."

After taking prescription pain medication, Wadsworth turned to The Ohio State University Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Glen Aukerman said half his patients have chronic pain, and he treats them through nutrition.

He said many people are missing critical vitamins and minerals.

"We’ll go in and specifically look at their calcium, magnesium and vitamin D level. We look at how inflamed their red cells look and we show them how to change that, by changing the foods they eat," Aukerman said.

Patients leave with a prescription for dietary changes and supplements, along with other holistic treatments from massage to acupuncture.

"Usually within six weeks they are pain free. [In] 120 days … [they] have things in their red cells that will prevent the pain from coming back," Aukerman said.

Wadsworth was on prescription pain medication, but after her treatment, has cut back.

"I am not taking those drugs anymore," she said.

"We place the needle in and feel for the right contact of energy in the body, so we can tell we are in the right spot," DiOrio said.

But the holistic treatments aren’t being used just for chronic pain.

Puchalski even had acupuncture when she was fighting breast cancer.

"The pain stops. I fall asleep during the treatment. I leave the treatment feeling euphoric, no pain," she said.

It’s an approach to pain that keeps some patients in the game.

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