Laurie Edgcomb, L.Ac.

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have a rich history in excess of 2500 years.

Already used widely throughout Asia and Europe, Acupuncture is considered one of the most effective natural health care modalities in the United States.

Acupuncture can increase strengthen the body, assist in prevention of disease, assist in recovery of painful conditions, calms the mind, assist in sports performance, facilitate addiction recovery, and improve longevity and health.

The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and

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