Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Louisville

Chinese Medicine–the Fundamentals

Fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine are discussed in this first video. They include Yin and Yang, the 5 Elements, and the Theory of Promotion and Subjugation.     The video below discusses the holistic nature of Chinese Medicine and some … Continue reading

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Common Herbs in Chinese Medicine

Cinnamon (guizhi and rougi) The twigs (guizhi) and bark (rougi) of this large tropical tree are said to warm the body, invigorate the circulation, and harmonize the energy of the upper and lower body. Modern studies demonstrate that cinnamon reduces … Continue reading

Legislation

Acupuncture Licensure in Kentucky

Acupuncturists are governed by The Kentucky Board of Medical Li​censure (KBML). The board licenses physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists and athletic trainers as well as certifies surgical assistants. The Board’s mission is to ensure that only qualified practitioners are licensed in Kentucky … Continue reading

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Flowers in Chinese Medicine

Lonicera Flower or Honeysuckle, Jin Yin Hua Jin Yin Hua is native to many places, especially temperate climes, but has also been found in the Himalayas. The flower is used medicinally, entering the Lung, Stomach and Large Intestine meridians of … Continue reading

Louisville acupuncture

A Benchmark for World Health

Herbal medicine… has contributed significantly to man’s struggle against disease and has been an important component of health care systems for thousands of years. China has a long history of herbal medicine and has developed a unique system for using it. –World Health Organization Continue reading

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Chinese Herbs–The Flowers

While these and other herbs are available in retail sale, it is recommended that you consult with a practitioner of Chinese herbalism for indications of use, formulations and dosage. There is potential for contradindication given one’s specific health status. There is also potential for toxicity when dosage is not appropriately monitored. Continue reading