Have you heard of these Traditional Chinese Medicine practices?

  
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Herbal medicine accounts for the majority of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments. There are over 10,000 ingredients used in Chinese herbal medicine. Different parts of plants and their extracts are the most commonly used ingredients, although some animal and mineral ingredients are also used. [Photo/ China Plus]

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Acupuncture is a family of procedures that stimulate specific points on the body by inserting extremely thin needles into the skin. It is often used to provide pain relief for conditions like lower back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee soreness. Acupuncture must always be done by an appropriately trained practitioner using clean needles.[Photo/ China Plus]

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Herbal medicine accounts for the majority of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments. There are over 10,000 ingredients used in Chinese herbal medicine. Different parts of plants and their extracts are the most commonly used ingredients, although some animal and mineral ingredients are also used.[Photo/ China Plus]

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Cupping involves putting heated cups against the skin that create a small area of mild suction. It is believed by some that cupping promotes blood circulation and can relieve pain.[Photo/ China Plus]

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Sanfutie therapy is a popular counter-season TCM treatment, which involves putting plasters made with traditional Chinese herbal medicine on various acupuncture points on the body in summer. The method is based on the concept of treating cold-weather-related illnesses, such as arthritis and asthma, during summer. "Sanfu" (三伏) is the hottest period on the Chinese calendar, and "tie" (贴) means paste. [Photo/China Plus]

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A common belief in Chinese medicine is that different foods effect the human body in different ways. Chinese food therapy involves eating different foods in accordance with different health needs – and eating in moderation is always a good choice! [Photo/China Plus]


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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
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2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

I've tried herbal TCM but it was more than herbal, there were also dried cicadaa in the mix that I was to boil and drink.  It didn't help and it tasted awful.  As well I've tried cupping, and that didn't help either.  There's something about the thought of someone shoving needles into my body that kind of turns me off so I've never done acupuncture.  Actually, the only one that I think I'd like is Food Therapy.

Has anyone had any experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine?

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3  Snuffy    2 months ago

I tried acupuncture as my doctor thought it might help with my tinnitus.  Actually I believe he was just drumming up business for  his daughter who ran the acupuncture clinic right next to his office, but that's another story.  It didn't fix my tinnitus but it sure was relaxing.  I would walk out feeling better, less pain and very relaxed after a session, just still with the buzzing in my ears...   

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @3    2 months ago

I also suffer from tinnitus and my doctor told me there is no cure for it.  In my case it's like permanently hearing the sound from holding a big conch shell to my ear.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    2 months ago

There is a silver lining to tinnitus however.  Here in Arizona we have crickets who "break" into our homes in the summer months to get away from the heat and into the air conditioning.  The noise a single cricket can make used to drive me nuts, but since tinnitus I no longer hear them.   

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @3.1.1    2 months ago

The only real problem I have with it is that it somewhat miuffles the voices when I'm watching movies - but mostly more recent ones.  The actors spoke more distinctly in the older movies, but in the more recent ones for some reason mumbling is more common, as are scenes that are so dark I can't see a damn thing. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.1.3  Snuffy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.2    2 months ago

Yes.  Sometimes it's the way the actor says their lines, sometimes it's the "dramatic" music they play while someone is speaking, but it all tends to overshadow the voices and make it harder to hear.  I live alone so I can turn up the volume without worrying about impacting someone else, but I suspect your wife (possibly neighbors as well) with you playing the TV at volume 11.  hehe   I've also enabled closed captions as sometimes there's just no other way to figure out what is being said.  

It's funny however  your complain about scenes that are so dark.  My mother used to complain about the same thing (not that you are that old).  But she was comparing more modern movies and TV to the grand scenes they used to use in older movies.  Movies cost so much money to make and actor's are taking such a larger share of the money so they build smaller sets where able and use tighter angles and darken the image so you cannot see just how limited the set really is.  It's a shame but that's the world of movies as we know it today.  It will be interesting to see how this changes as CGI becomes more involved in movie making.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @3.1.3    2 months ago

Well, yeah, I can't turn up the volume too loud when my wife is around.  One night when my wife was staying overnight at her home-town village with her brother and his wife I couldn't sleep so at around 2 a.m. I watched a movie, it was Sink the Bismark, and I had the sound up with the ships' guns roaring.   There was a knock at my door and the building night guard told me to turn down the sound - I guess it DID wake up the neighbours, although the reinforced concrete building has thick walls of concrete between apartment I guess it isn't entirely soundproof. 

 
 

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