The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration
Founded by Ida P. Rolf in 1971, The Rolf Institute offers a comprehensive 731-hour certification program. Its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, and international offices in Europe, Brazil, Australia, Canada and Japan, are the only schools that certify Rolfers™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioners.
Tri-State College of Acupuncture
Is one of the oldest acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools in the United States. Located in New York City, we offer in-depth professional Master’s degree programs, featuring hands-on training in three styles of acupuncture and two styles of herbal medicine. Tri-State College’s senior faculty members are among the most experienced practitioners in the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
Traditional medicine (TM) refers to the knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Traditional medicine covers a wide variety of therapies and practices which vary from country to country and region to region. In some countries, it is referred to as “alternative” or “complementary” medicine (CAM).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine.
A web resource for consumers, students and practitioners. Articles and research about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM Resources, including select books, music, video, quality herbs and medical supplies. Many are now online and more will be offered in the future.
National Library of Medicine
Acupuncture Articles and Resources – Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body.
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Featuring the latest acupuncture news and information. Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating as far back as two thousand years before the birth of Christ. This is in sharp contrast to the American or Western forms of health care, which have been in existence for a much shorter time span (the American Medical Association, the largest health care member association in the United States, was formed in 1847, some 3,800 years after the first mention of traditional Chinese medicine).