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The term acupuncture is derived from the Latin word ‘acus’ means a needle and the word ‘puncture’ means to puncture (Ehling, 2001). And it is through these acupuncture points that access can be gained to the internal circulation of Qi and blood in the body (Beinfield, 1991). In TCM, the needle used in acupuncture is considered ‘yang’ and the body of the needle is considered as ‘yin’ (Micozzi, 2011) (more…)

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In my last blog, I talked about the function of the Gallbladder, what causes gallstones and how to diagnose if you have gallstones. I understand most doctors would usually advice patients to get a Cholecystectomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder- to eliminate pain associated with having gallbladder stones. The thought behind this is that once the gallbladder is removed, the liver overtakes and the bile moves directly from liver via the common bile duct to the small intestines. However, not having a gallbladder leads to serious problems of constant diarrhea. (more…)

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