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Alternative therapy

Preventative and therapeutic health care practices, such as acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic, homeopathy and herbal medicine. Generally do not follow accepted medical methods. May not require medical explanations for their success or use.

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Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Literally meaning “vital air” or “vital breath,” qi is a Chinese term for vital energy or life force. In traditional Chinese medicine, qi (pronounced "chee") is believed to ...

physician acupuncturist

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Physician Acupuncturist is one who has acquired specialized knowledge and experience related to the integration of acupuncture within a biomedicine practice.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Moxibustion refers to heat stimulation and the use of the herb Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) which is burned over the acupuncture site for purposes of warming.

staple puncture

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Staple puncture is the application of a metal staple to an acupuncture point where it remains for a prolonged period of time.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

An extract of a plant made by soaking herbs in a dark place with a desired amount of either glycerine, alcohol, or vinegar for two to six weeks. The liquid is strained from the ...

traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A whole medical system that was documented in China by the 3rd century B.C. TCM is based on a concept of vital energy, or qi, that is believed to flow throughout the body. TCM ...


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A relative term (in relation to Yang) associated with the more substantial parts of our being and of nature. Yin is associated with the feminine, nourishment, dark, moist, ...