What is Chinese Medicine? : Electric Acupuncture Treatment

expertvillage asked:

Learn about electric acupuncture, different treatment methods, and how it works withexpert acupuncture tips in this free online Chinese medicine video clip. Expert: Sarah and Sig Hauer Bio: Sarah and Sig Hauer recently returned to the southwest after selling their practice in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They were voted Best Acupuncture Physicians by their community in 2002 and 2003. Filmmaker: Danniel Fishler


25 Responses to “What is Chinese Medicine? : Electric Acupuncture Treatment”
  1. kittyphung24 says:

    where can i buy this machine?

  2. kinkabala says:

    What is the brand / model of the unit they use ?

  3. InitialDjay2 says:

    Pain is caused by perception of the mind. Mind Body connection. Have you seen those people who stick nails through themselves, dam how they do it without feeling pain.

  4. hansacupuncture says:

    Good site to acupuncture therapy – wwwtukaram.cieaura.com

  5. betomas says:

    @ClementsTom (part 2) …but I do know that exercise seems to help me a lot and when I don’t exercise, eventually I start feeling fatigued and I lack concentration.
    When I’ve gone for acupuncture, I’ve mentioned this fatigue to the TCM Dr. and they’ve given me treatment. Yet there are so many factors that go into healing (exercise, diet, supplements, etc.) that it is hard to tell what works best, or if they are all working in tandem to help my condition.

  6. betomas says:

    @ClementsTom That’s a good final question you ask and I don’t claim to be an expert on Qi or on TCM in general. Although I believe in Qigong and in the idea that maintaining our qi in balance is important, I don’t know if that alone will cure nor prevent a chronic illness like ME.
    Coincidentally, a western Dr. once diagnosed me with CFS and for the longest time, I didn’t know how to improve my condition. Then another MD told me that it wasn’t CFS, so to this day, I don’t know who was right

  7. ClementsTom says:

    @betomas [[Read Part 1 Below]] Anyway, they told me that after about 4-6 months of treatment I might see a 50-80% improvement in my condition. After 12 months I haven’t noticed a damn thing, except maybe feeling a little more relaxed straight after the sessions. If my condition is caused by an imbalance of “Qi” and that this imabalance is treatable, why has nothing changed after 12 months of regular acupuncture, drinking foul tasting herbal teas, Qigong and cupping therapy?

  8. ClementsTom says:

    @betomas Maybe I just went to a bad practitioner of TCM, or maybe TCM is actually unable to treat chronic diseases like M.E.. I don’t know. The fact is, I was told by each and every TCM practitioner I approached (basically every practitioner in London) that my M.E. is caused by an inbalance of Ying and Yang in my body (something I found somewhat bewildering, but nonetheless went along with very open-mindedly).

  9. betomas says:

    @betomas further, as per your argument, then Western medicine is also not worthwhile either and it only gives false hope. Many studies have been done on meds as simple as aspirin & as complex as AZT and how their effects are largely ( sometimes exclusively) psychosomatic. Does that mean that their use doesn’t have any value if it helps patients? Don’t get me wrong, I try to avoid meds.

    I guess my point is: our mind is our most powerful healing tool. Good Alt. Dr’s are guides.

  10. betomas says:

    @ClementsTom I actually know what psychosomatic means…learned the term in a college alternative medicine course. Let’s assume your argument is correct and Chinese medicine is psychosomatic–if it heals a person’s condition, isn’t it still valuable treatment?
    Perhaps the TCM treatments you underwent do not work for M.E., or perhaps your practitioner wasn’t up to snuff. I don’t know because I don’t have M.E….yet, it people believe in Qi and find results in it, why is that a bad thing?

  11. ClementsTom says:

    @betomas I genuinely believe that the effects of Chinese medicine are psychosomatic i.e. the patient believes they are being healed and therefore convince themselves that this is the case. I’m not saying this is necessarily a bad thing as the mind is a very powerful thing but for conditions like M.E. and likely many other incurable chronic diseases, such alternative methods only really give false hope.

  12. betomas says:

    @ClementsTom In this comment, you show how you strictly cling to a Western, positivist way of thinking and to a strict idea of Western medicine. Sounds like you’ve tried some Chinese medicine and you don’t feel that it worked for you. I can respect that.

  13. betomas says:

    @ClementsTom If I suffered from a cancer that was due to kill me in one month I would definitely go to a Western hospital, but I would also seek traditional healers. My grandmother died of cancer and when she was given a few months to live, she increased her visits to a Chinese healer. Those visits helped her manage her pain and kept her alive much longer. Unlike you, I don’t see the world so black and white that it impedes me from taking advantage of both Western and alternative medicines.

  14. ClementsTom says:

    @betomas Just out of interest, if you suffered from a cancer that would kill you in one month if left untreated, would you go to a Western hospital or to a traditional Chinese doctor? Don’t interpret this as belligerent, I’m just very curious to see how genuine your conviction in such alternative medicine really is.

  15. ClementsTom says:

    @betomas Come on. It’s all bullshit. There’s no proof it works or that “Qi” even exists. It’s as credible as believing in psychic mediums or UFOs. I suffer from M.E. and was bamboozled by three Chinese doctors who claimed they could actually heal me. One year, several thousand needles and a plethora of repulsive herbal “remedies” later and nothing has changed. Not even a slight improvement. If I suffered from cancer, I know I’d go straight to a Western hospital, not an acupuncturist.

  16. cuevarap says:

    For the ‘professional skeptic’, please refer to u-tube [ “Ancient Wisdom?” ] narrated by Kathy Sykes and try to explain “that” placebo effect. Good luck.

  17. cherylsmith75 says:

    I’m 11 and I want to get acupuncture for my allergies. Should I? Please help me…

  18. thomastmwc says:

    @TheJomogogo no, it is not 🙁 next time when you have a headache/neckache/any kind of pain above your neck (god forbid), please email me, and I can teach you a simple way to heal yourself, then you’ll know (any kind of)puncture really works.

    No aspirin!

  19. TheJomogogo says:

    acupuncture is nothing more than the placebo effect at work

  20. TheCrazyOgre says:

    Really though, what I want to know is this. How many doctors have time to go on youtube and look up acupuncture videos? I mean, Doctors are usually very busy. Now, how many doctors are going to take that spare time and search for something they hate (assuming they don’t believe in acupuncture). So, all of your arguments are ridiculous. I seriously doubt any of you know any more than what you’ve been told on some website. Is acupuncture effective? I don’t know. But don’t pretend you know it all.

  21. Rusldalovemusl says:

    grow a brain aaron you complete small minded git. They are using acupuncture points with electro stimulation, it’s great for muscleoskeletal problems and the use of this elec.stim is not all encompassing. your obviously some western med who thinks alternative med is bogus, if you dont like it, go what a colonoscopy or just look in the mirror. k thx. With that out of the way i’d like to thank the uploader, keep up the good work

  22. betomas says:

    I appreciate many of the videos on your account because they make a scathing and forceful critique of those who put religion above everything. However, I think you have put too much stock on things that are “measurable,” or tangible. I wonder if you’ve studied philosophy, empiricism, rationalism–there are a lot of things that we have no answer for that are beyond comprehension. Cultures everywhere have gathered plenty of ‘mystic’ knowledge that is valued and kept secret because it’s useful.

  23. betomas says:

    I think you need to look up the word assertion quickly, before you keep misusing it and spreading your own, fallacious definition. Assertion has nothing to do with spreading a statement “without evidence.” Look it up. All I’m saying is that I’m glad that I believe in science and reason without falling into the trap of positivism (you should look that term up too while you are at it), yet I leave room for exactly that: mysticism. You have a Very Western view of the world. You should open up.

  24. Aaron518 says:

    C. Chi is pre-scientific knowledge of how the body creates the energy it uses. Mitochondria is where we get our energy from,and we can see it,test it,prove its there.Chi however is some un measurable,undetectable “energy” that comes from invisible “meridians” in the body which don’t exist and haven’t been shown to exist,that you have to believe in like a religion-that’s mysticism.

  25. Aaron518 says:

    A.Electric Pulse therapy is not traditional Chinese acupuncture.Using acupuncture needles to administer the electric current does not make it acupuncture.
    B.Giving a treatment that is not traditional acupuncture does not show that traditional acupuncture is effective.Actual studies of the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture are not assertions,they are tests which the treatment fails. I don’t think you know what the word assertion means-it means a statement without evidence.

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