Try these Stress Relief Techniques at Home

Try these Stress Relief Techniques at Home

Stressed at school? Try these acupressure techniques anywhere for some relief. Learn which pressure points can help relieve headaches, stress and nausea.

Stressed Out? Try Acupuncture

Stressed Out? Try Acupuncture

Is school stressing you out? Learn how acupuncture can help — and it doesn’t even hurt. Two students demonstrate a few techniques in the Acupuncture clinic in the Robbins Health Learning Centre.

Managing Pain with Acupuncture

Managing Pain with Acupuncture

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine calls acupuncture a “reasonable referral option” for pain. “Researchers concluded that the needle remedy worked better than usual pain treatment and slightly better than fake acupuncture.” “The results ‘provide the…

"You Won't Need Umbrellas"

“You Won’t Need Umbrellas”

The students consider stealing a panda bear, contribute heartily to the Chinese economy and have the last laugh in a torrential downpour. After our outstanding dinner on Friday night we allowed ourselves a little sleep in on Saturday. The plan…

Culinary Adventures in China

Culinary Adventures in China

Great food in some suspect restaurants; love at first reflexology. Monday night we were back with Jiulin and we wandered to an area that is quite off the beaten track.  We had been over there before but decided on a…

New Patients at the Hospital

New Patients at the Hospital

The students return to the Beijing TCM Hospital, learn new techniques, follow up with old patients and make new friends. After a busy weekend, it felt like a long time since we had been at the hospital and we were…

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

The students take a break from studying to visit the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall. Saturday was another tour day. This time it was the Ming Tombs and then Great Wall of China.  At the Ming Tombs (we didn’t…

Poking Around the Hospital

Poking Around the Hospital

The students follow different doctors around the Beijing TCM Hospital, and learn the many surprising ailments that are treated with acupuncture. They also remedy a bit of homesickness with fast-food coffee. Wednesday we were back together as a group following…

Acupuncture in a Chinese Hospital

Acupuncture in a Chinese Hospital

A number of unfamiliar modalities, including fire needles and electro stimulation. The remainder of the week was very interesting, other doctors include more modalities than Dr. Xia and it was interesting to witness things that are not allowed in Canada….

The Beijing TCM Hosiptal

The Beijing TCM Hosiptal

Exploring and practicing in the Acupuncture unit of a hospital in Beijing. Monday was our first day at the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. It is very different from a western hospital. Not only is there an Acupuncture department, but…