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5 Acupoints for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Few people know that hair acupoints are a thing and that by massaging the scalp and adding pressure to these acupuncture points, one can improve the health condition of one’s scalp and, with that, the state of one’s hair. When the weather is dry and cold, your hair often suffers and can become weak and ...

Audrey Wang

Closeup of a young woman's head with the roots of her hair showing gray.

4 Acupoints to Control Blood Sugar and Diabetes

The pleasantries of life come in all colors and flavors when it comes to sugary and oily foods. Diabetes is mainly caused by too much of the “sweet and oily life.” If you have high blood sugar continuously, the cause is most probably the types of food you eat and the amount you consume in ...

Hermann Rohr

Feet at the beach covered in sand.

How Neiguan (P-6) and Just Your Hand Can Treat Your Entire Body

Neiguan is one of the most efficient acupuncture points on the human body, with a variety of applications for syndromes throughout the body.   In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there is a saying: “The legs are the second heart of the human body.” It is a common understanding in TCM that “all diseases come from the ...

Hermann Rohr

The neiguan acupuncture point is located on the wrist, just below the hand.

Massaging Acupuncture Points: An Easy Way to Relieve Common Health Issues

Most of us know that acupuncture can help treat and relieve many ailments’ symptoms. But did you know that even just massaging acupuncture points can provide relief? That’s great news for those who have a fear of needles! Basic knowledge Causes of some common symptoms according to traditional Chinese medicine: Massaging acupuncture points Indications: Gastritis, gastric ulcer, poor ...

Max Lu

Accupressure being applied to patient's arm.

Bumping the Back Stimulates Acupuncture Points

There are major energy pathways, or meridians, located along the back that can be stimulated by bumping the back. There are also extensive nerve systems and acupuncture points located along and on either side of the spine that are connected to all four limbs and many internal organs. The Du Meridian, located in the middle of the back, is ...

Kathy McWilliams

Partial close-up of a male acupuncture doll.

3 Acupuncture Points That Can Help Relieve Sciatica

Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by sharp pain and numbness radiating down the sciatic nerve, from the lower back to the buttocks and down the leg. It’s most commonly found in people aged between 25 and 45, and it’s typically only on one side of the body. There are multiple potential causes for sciatica; the ...

Emma Lu

Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by sharp pain and numbness radiating down the sciatic nerve.

Special Acupuncture Points for Relieving Leg Cramps

Leg cramps are most commonly experienced in the calf or the toes and can be very uncomfortable. A cramp can be brought on by the cold, strenuous exercise, or a calcium deficiency, to name a few causes. In Chinese medicine theory, however, leg cramps are said to arise from the energies of cold and damp ...

Nspirement Staff

Bent cramped leg with red hot spot.

8 Ancient Chinese Tips for Long Life

Since the beginning of time, or so it seems, people have continually sought the elusive dream of immortality, and this desire has resulted in many traditional techniques for living a long life being passed down from generation to generation. There are several ancient Chinese health tips that are inexpensive, simple to do, and believed to ...

Emma Lu

Massaging the shoulders.