ISSN 1538-1080

Day: June 1, 2022

The effects of short term Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine intervention on long term PTSD and Depression

Western Medicine thus far has had little success with the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Acupuncture appears to have a reasonable success rate in treatment of PTSD, but most cases are not clear–cut. This is largely due to complicated life situations and concomitant heath issues. The population as a whole also has a relatively high rate of non-compliance.

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Comorbidities and the Treatment of Pain using Acupuncture

Pain is possibly the condition most commonly treated by acupuncture (Fan, A. Y., et al., 2017, Hao, J. J., & Mittelman, M., 2014). Acupuncture has also been shown to be an effective intervention for multiple types of pain (Vickers, A. J., et al., 2018). There are myriad reasons for patients to have pain, but the rationale for pain within Chinese medicine, no matter the type, always remains the same. Bu tong ze teng, bu teng ze tong. Where there is pain there is not free flow (of blood, energy, and fluids), where there is free flow (of blood, energy, and fluids) there is not pain. This means that for pain to be relieved and healing facilitated, circulation must be at the least improved and ideally restored to an optimal state.

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Exploring Classical Music As Music Therapy

For many people, music therapy makes them think of playing a drum set in rock group, or singing in a choir. Another group thinks of “new age” music or “easy listening” as music therapy. The fact is, any type of music can be used for therapeutic purposes if it satisfies the specific needs of the person involved. For this article we will explore classical music and what kinds of therapeutic responses it can trigger.

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On the abortion issue

 My first thought when news broke about the Supreme Court’s possible decision to eliminate the protections for women of Roe v. Wade was—Oh no! Not again! The late 1960s were filled with seemingly endless discussions and arguments about the abortion issue. By the time Roe v. Wade was passed, I was almost more relieved to

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A Personal Perspective on Abortion

When I was in high school in the 1970’s, one of my friends in home room that morning came in and did not look good. She was paper white. My friend Kathy and I asked her what was wrong and she replied, “Nothing, do not talk too loud, please!” Then she took a deep breath, fell out of her chair, and proceeded to hemorrhage all over the floor. She had had a backroom abortion the night before and that morning died in front of me as she bled out.

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