Thursday, January 30, 2014

George Washington Died of Cupping ??!!

This comment came up today while treating a patient.  She previously had sliding cupping performed for a tight rhomboid muscle.  Two days later she had physical therapy.  Physical therapist was alarmed to see such marks on her back and inquired on the cause.  She informed P.T. she had cupping.  His first response was "You know George Washington died of cupping right?"

Ok, where did this come from and is there any truth behind it?

The cliffnote version: George Washing had pneumonia and a soar throat.  Four physicians over a short period of time removed close to 4 liters of blood with the help of cupping over the incision.

Historically accurate version from is below

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Breast Cancer and Chinese Medicine

     Chris Powell, owner of Missouri Acupuncture Services, talks about his experiences treating Breast Cancer as an Acupuncturist for the past 20 years at Missouri Acupuncture Services

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Yin Yang Podcast

Missouri Acupuncture Services started a podcast about acupuncture back in October of 2013.  That podcast is called Yin Yang Podcast.  With over 1,000 listeners already we hope to educate and spread the benefits of acupuncture and chinese herbs.

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