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A well trained traditional Chinese medicine practitioner should have the ability to face all kinds of medical problems at all stages of life, if he / she completely understands the integrative concept, the core of traditional Chinese Medicine.

What is the integrative concept?

Integrative concept is the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine and is the core of traditional Chinese medicine philosophy. The diagnosis and treatment principle are based upon the integrative concept. The integrative concept means that all of the different parts of human body (different cells, different tissues, different organs, and different systems) are connected by biomedical signaling; and human body has connections with natural environment, the living environment. All of the connections have been proven by modern integrative biology, genomics, and the study of environment genetics.

Why Rui Wang acupuncture can treat so many types of diseases and conditions?

The integrative concept will give you the right answer. Because of the connections among human body organs, systems, and the human body living environment, the different specialties of medicine must be closely connected each other, and can not be separated. The more you know about the connections, the deeper you understand the integrative concept, the more you know how to manipulate the connection signaling, the more health problems you will know how to treat, and the treatment is more effective.  


Acupuncture and the Regulation of Molecular Cell Signaling Pathway

Ancient Chinese acupuncture, as the major component of traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for healthcare for thousands of years. And acupuncture care, as alternative medicine or complementary medicine, is becoming more popular in the world, because the integration of traditional Chinese medicine with conventional Western medicine can improve and enhance quality of life and quality of healthcare, leading to ultimate clinical outcome.

Does acupuncture work? How does acupuncture work? What is the mechanism of acupuncture clinical action? Those uncertainties are the major reasons that acupuncture has not been accepted by everyone. Now, acupuncture is studied by many top medical institutes in the world. Based upon literature search, it has been demonstrated that acupuncture activates molecular cell signaling pathways of self-healing through regulating neuro-endocrine-immune molecular cellular signaling networks. More acupuncture studies need to be done.

Selected References: 

1. Image credited to: Dong Lin, Ike De La Pena, Lili Lin, et al. The Neuroprotective Role of Acupuncture and Activation of the BDNF Signaling Pathway. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 3234-3252.

2. Xin-Yu Huang, et al. Acupuncture Alters Expression of Insulin Signaling Related Molecules and Improves Insulin Resistance in OLETF Rats. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. Volume 2016.

3. Li Chen, et al. A review of inflammatory signaling pathway regulated by acupuncture. World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion. Volume 26, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 63-69.

4. S.S. Ding, et al. Acupuncture modulates the neuro–endocrine–immune network. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, Volume 107, Issue 5, 1 May 2014, Pages 341–345.

Inflammation Builds Root of Most Diseases

Inflammation is the basic pathogenesis of diseases. It is the first response and reaction of organism to pathogens, such as virus, bacteria, fungus, injury, etc. Studies have demonstrated that inflammation is the basic cause of most health issues and inflammation is the major factor influencing our life. Inflammation builds the root of diseases and a wide range of health problems. Therefore, targeting inflammation or properly modulating inflammation process will open a novel avenue to develop more effective preventive and therapeutic measures for healthcare or for cures. 

Anti-inflammatory Action of Acupuncture in Science

The major mechanism of acupuncture action is the activation of anti-inflammatory signaling pathway for self-healing, through modulation of neuro-immune endocrine networks, according to literature search and our clinical studies. More specific acupuncture study targeting on each treatment modality and each acupuncture point for certain specific health problem needs to be looked into. And to completely understand acupuncture needs the efforts of generations.

Selected References: 

  1. Rafael Torres-Rosas, Ghassan Yehia, Geber Peña, et al. Dopamine mediates vagal modulation of the immune system by electroacupuncture. Nature Medicine 20, 291–295 (2014)
  2. Now Acupuncture Proven A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory. HealthCMi.
  3. Marie Ellis. Acupuncture 'could treat inflammation and save lives'.  Medical News Today, 2014.
  4. Bartosz Chmielnicki. Acupuncture – anti-inflammatory effect and immunomodulation. Evidence Based Acupuncture.
  5. Acupuncture Anti-inflammatory Marker Found . HealthCMi
  6. Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease, study shows. Science Daily, 2014

7th Generation Medical Acupuncture Is Safe​, Concern Free, and

Integrated with Conventional Western Medicine

7th Gen. Med. anti-inflammatory acupuncture plays systemic anti-inflammatory action, while boosting host immunity / immune system function.

Steroidal and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Have Side Effects 

Common Side Effects of Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

  • Acne
  • Blurred vision
  • Cataracts or glaucoma
  • Easy bruising
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased appetite, weight gain
  • Increased growth of body hair
  • Insomnia
  • Lower resistance to infection
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness, restlessness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stomach irritation or bleeding
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Swollen, puffy face
  • Water retention, swelling
  • Worsening of diabetes

Patient who should not take steroids:

Please ask your MD's suggestion before taking steroidal drugs.

  • Infection
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure or congestive heart failure
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Osteoporosis (bone thinning)
  • Glaucoma

Common Side Effects of NSAIDs,

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

  • Stomach pain and heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • A tendency to bleed more, especially when taking aspirin. Your doctor might tell you to stop taking NSAIDs before surgery. Ask your doctor before taking NSAIDs if you are on blood-thinning medications (such as Coumadin).
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Allergic reactions such as rashes, wheezing, and throat swelling
  • Liver or kidney problems. If you have any kidney problems, you shouldn’t take NSAIDs without checking with your doctor.
  • High blood pressure
  • Leg swelling

Patient should not take NSAIDs:

Ask your doctor before taking an NSAID if:

  • You have had serious side effects from taking a pain reliever or feverreducer.
  • You have a higher risk of stomach bleeding.
  • You have stomach problems, including heartburn.
  • You have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease.
  • You have asthma.
  • You take a diuretic medication.

Anti-inflammatory Therapy: The Major Strategy / Modalities of 

7th Generation Medical Acupuncture

anti-inflammatory acupuncture therapy

Turning Up the Heat---Inflammation in Cardiovascular Diseases

January 15, 2016

Inflammation is the link among chronic stress, depression, and heart disease.

Inflammation of the myocardium as an arrhythmia trigger.

Hypertension as an autoimmune and inflammatory disease.

inflammation and cancer

Inflammation and Cancer

February 14, 2016

Inflammation is the major even in cancer development. 

Image credited to: Dr. Mark Sircus. Cancer Starts with Inflammation

Inflammation and Neurology / NeuroMedicine

Inflammation and Neurological Disorders

March 15, 2016

Inflammation Is the Feature of All Neurological Disorders.

inflammatory diseases

Inflammation and Diseases

March 15, 2016

The Root of Most Diseases

Image credited to: Dr. Axe. Food is Medicine

Anti-inflammatory Therapy: The Major Strategy / Modalities of 

7th Generation Medical Acupuncture

anti-inflammatory acupuncture therapy

Anti-inflammatory Acupuncture Signaling Pathyway

January 15, 2016

The anti-inflammatory action of acupuncture is based upon neuroimmune signaling pathway.

Image credited to Kavoussi B, Ross BE. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Sep;6(3):251-7.

Anti-inflammatory Therapy: The Major Strategy / Modalities of 

7th Generation Medical Acupuncture

anti-inflammatory acupuncture therapy in Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, NY

Anti-inflammatory Acupuncture could save lives

January 15, 2016

Anti-inflammatory action of Acupuncture is promising.

Cannabinoids and Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are novel anti-inflammatory drugs. Recent research shows that, like cannabis, acupuncture actually works to regulate the endocannabinoid system.


1. Cannabis and Acupuncture: Recent research shows that, like cannabis, acupuncture actually works to regulate the endocannabinoid system.

2. A Boost For Your Endocannabinoid System: Cannabis And Acupuncture. By Compassionate Certification Centers Posted April 23, 2018 In Medical Marijuana Blog.

3. Endogenous Anandamide and Cannabinoid Receptor-2 Contribute to Electroacupuncture Analgesia in Rats. Lin Chen, et al. The Journal of Pain. Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2009, Pages 732-739

4. Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs. Prakash Nagarkatti, et al. FUTURE MEDICINAL CHEMISTRYVOL. 1, NO. 7 REVIEW

5. Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System: A Systematic Review of Potential Clinical Interventions that Upregulate the Endocannabinoid System. John M. McPartland, et al. PLOS ONE. March 2014 | Volume 9 | Issue 3 | e89566

The History and Future of Acupuncture

 Time Means Everything

The Past of Acupuncture: As a general practice medicine, acupuncture can help a wide range of health problems at different extents. Acupuncture has been serving Chinese about 2000 years, according to the clearly recorded history. Some authorities claim that acupuncture has been practiced in China for some 4,000 years. The Chinese believe that the practice of acupuncture began during the Stone Age. Chinese had been depending on Traditional Chinese medicine for their health problems, until Jesuits introduced some western books on medicine and western knowledge of human anatomy in about 1656-1737, when Chinese began to know western medicine knowledge. Time means everything!

The Future of Acupuncture: Looking ahead, it is clear that acupuncture is poised to make significant inroads into conventional medicine. It has the potential to become a part of every hospital’s standard of care and, in fact, this is already starting to take place not only in the U.S., but internationally. ------ and more. By Matthew Bauer. Acupuncture Now Foundation.

Image credited to: Dan Ferber

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