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The study and practice of acupuncture and acupressure have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years as an ancient healing technique in combination with herbal medicine and energy cultivation. Acupressure and acupuncture apply the same principles, but acupressure uses the hands to apply manual pressure on acu-points, instead of needles to achieve the desired results.
A study published by the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the holistic effects of acupuncture treatments. The study looked at how acupuncture treatments were conducted and evaluated. One of the areas this study looked at is how acupuncture influences the function of the brain. By using functional MRI imaging, the researchers were able to see
Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.
Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as