Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture Moxibustion

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Moxibustion is a gentle and interesting technique used by acupuncturist to deal with stagnation. Learn more about moxibustion and acupuncture from our medical expert in this free video. Expert: ROBERT LINDE Contact: Bio: Robert Linde has been practicing tai chi for 13 years. As an acupuncturist and registered herbalist, he’s studied herbs since 1975 and practiced traditional Chinese medicine for over 6 years. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz


15 Responses to “Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture Moxibustion”
  1. horses4555 says:

    Holy This looks painful…

  2. Shauno19882010baby says:

    your full of shit

  3. 851852093114208513 says:

    …Because when I’m having digestive problems, nothing helps me feel better than sticking a needle in my back and warming it up… Pepto also works.

  4. hahanikka says:

    mmm marshmellows

  5. hansacupuncture says:

    Good site to acupuncture therapy –

  6. puddiah11 says:

    @puddiah11 ya i said that i didnt no who was on what side, but im sure the other guy can see it, so it doesnt matter

  7. jns124able says:

    @puddiah11 I think you are either posting to the wrong guy or you might have misunderstood who’s taking what position. Ive been challenging acupuncture based on evidence or lack thereof. Someone else said the chinese are healthier. I made the point that westerners MAY appear less healthy because of medical treatments that save lives but leave people with disease, whereas they may simply die in other regions. I dont know the answer. But I agree that health is complex and multifactorial.

  8. puddiah11 says:

    @jns124able so then dont base your argument on them being healthier because of acupuncture when really it is several reasons that are much more compelling

  9. jns124able says:

    @nick0424 no worries Nick. Double blind IS becoming the most sought after form of evidence because of its quality. Personally, I will trust those trials before my OWN experience since I know my experience is too small of a sample and not corrected for confounding variables (age, demographic etc)…One possibility for a healthier china with its alternative medicines: they die when ill. For example, we have more heart failure, because our patients survive their heart attacks to have the disease.

  10. jns124able says:

    @nick0424 I say it is ineffective given that it is time consuming and not systematic. Any information garnered is by chance. I would recommend a regular person turn to the evidence…not trial and error. Save time, money, effort, and possibly suffering. Im losing a sense of what we are debating here…just definitions of study design?

  11. nick0424 says:

    @puddiah11 In essence, I agree with you.

  12. nick0424 says:

    @puddiah11 The Chinese hospitals are half western and half eastern. They see that western medicine works and they accept it. They also know that their own medicine works. The Chinese would attribute their health to a balanced life and not to any particular sort of medicine. They see imbalance as sickness. They tend to have better diets and don’t have sedentary lifestyles. They’ve started becoming unhealthy with their environment and implementing western traditions like chain stores and fast food

  13. nick0424 says:

    @jns124able Trial and error may be archaic and inefficient, but is it effective? That’s the important question. What’s a regular person suppose to do? Tradition comes about from a set of principles that worked at one time or another. I agree they need to be retested and re-evaluated maybe improved and at other times slowly changed. Tradition comes about from people seeking security and safety, NOT because they’re lazy.

  14. jns124able says:

    @puddiah11 all study designs have their advantages and limitations, I still contend the vast superiority of double blind trials is why it is the highest quality of evidence available. The person I am arguing with has an agenda to support chinese medicine. My point is there is not a strong empirical argument for the efficacy of some of these methods (acupuncture etc). If the evidence became available, Id accept the supported claims. I dont know why Chinese are “healthier”.

  15. nick0424 says:

    @jns124able I’m not a scientist. I’m speaking in layman terms. I’m not flying by the seat of my pants. My experience merely comes from elsewhere and has served me well. For your regular person, the option for a double blind doesn’t exist. The double blind is the new tradition because it’s becoming the status quo. Nobody will trust anything else, including their own experience. Often that’s what makes a doctor good or great is experience. This is the trend. It’s not dishonest, it’s my observation

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