Brain Stimulation Helps Stroke Recovery

“Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke, research suggests.”

Stroke in Young Adults

Stroke usually occurs in people over the age of 65. However, a recent report recognizes the increase in strokes in young adults. Overall, 15% of strokes occur in people 15-44 years of age in the US. The consensus report appeared in the journal ‘Neurology’ in September, 2013. (see below) US hospital discharges for strokes among […]

Case Studies vrs. Experiments and Acupuncture

Chinese medical literature has been based on case-studies collected by experienced physicians over the millennia. While the research standard of our modern era is the ‘RCT’ (randomized controlled trial), Western medicine also uses case studies to illustrate how a diagnosis is made ( NEJM for years had a pathology case featured that  was like reading […]

Metaphors, Meridians, and Physics

The metaphorical descriptions in Chinese medicine captivated my interest from the beginning. Subtle experiences in energy practices, like yoga or qi gong, often surpass the language of our concrete experience and are better represented in metaphors. The metaphor most commonly used in describing meridians, Qi, and the flow of energy is that of water flow. […]

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