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The Historical & Anatomical Evolution of the Sanjiao: Through the Chinese Classics to the Modern Era
Mired in controversy and debate, the Sanjiao’s anatomical mystery has pervaded the Chinese medicine landscape since the earliest writings of the Huangdi Neijing up till present day.
The Origins of Taijiquan
As with most ancient art forms, the history of Taijiquan begins with a mythical story.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is an age-old healing modality that involves applying pressure and scraping the skin with smooth strokes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Gua” means to scrape and “Sha” refers to the red skin rash (petechiae) that rises up as a result of the scraping.
Five Theories on the Mechanisms of Acupuncture: How it Works from a Western Physiological Perspective
Thus, as scientific inquiry and research studies steadily increase, so too have the mechanisms of acupuncture become elucidated. What has been found is that acupuncture has three main effects: it restores homeostasis, it reduces inflammation, and it relieves pain.