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Latest research, news and informed opinion on hot topics in Chinese medicine (access to the complete 20-year archive requires a journal subscription)

Tai chi (TC) has beneficial effects on blood pressure (BP) and levels of gaseous cellular signaling molecules in the blood of patients with essential hypertension (EH).


A Chinese research team has found that tai chi (TC) can improve balance and decrease fall risks in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).


Caffeine can inhibit the analgesic effect of acupuncture, according to animal studies carried out in Brazil. Mice subjected to plantar incision surgery were treated with both manual acupuncture and electro-acupuncture at the...


Acupressure at distal acupuncture points associated with alleviating shoulder pain have specific beneficial effects on blood flow and oxygenation of the trapezius muscle as well as autonomic nervous activity, a research team from Japan has concluded.



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Aculux Korean style spring handle needles (500 needle pack)

Korean style spring handle disposable acupuncture needle for one time use only.

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Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD

Debra Betts & Tom Kennedy

Instructional DVD for pregnant women & their support people. The acupressure techniques outlined in this DVD are easy to use, promote natural birth and encourage close partner involvement.

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AS SUPER 4 digital needle stimulator

AS SUPER 4 digital belongs to the newest generation of acupuncture needle stimulator. Modern design, highest technology, various parameters are combined in one unit.

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Mawangdui poster

Fine quality poster (666mm x 410mm) reproduction of the Daoyin Tu (“guiding and pulling exercises”) silk scroll found in the tomb at Mawangdui, China. Dated 168 BCE or before.

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Quote of the day

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe - a group of quasars, or galactic nuclei, so large it would take four billion years to cross while travelling at the speed of light.

The Observer newspaper, January 20th 2013

A Manual of Acupuncture iPhone app

We are proud to announce the release of a Manual of Acupuncture for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad, now available from the Apple App Store.

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    Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée was born in Paris in 1949 and holds degrees in Philosophy and the Classics and in Chinese Studies. She collaborated with the late Dr Jean Schatz and Father Claude Larre, both as a researcher and translator on classical Chinese thinking and medical texts. After a year in Taiwan (1974-75), she began teaching at the Ricci Institute in Paris; she was the secretary general until 2005. She worked for more than 12 years on the Grand Ricci, a comprehensive encyclopaedic Chinese-French dictionary, and was its chief editor until its publication in 2001. She is the senior lecturer at the European School of Acupuncture and has exceptional knowledge of the Chinese Medical classics, grounded by her experience as an acupuncture practitioner.
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