TCM Osteopenia Osteoporosis

TCM Osteopenia Osteoporosis. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to be effective in increasing bone density.  Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine treat 'the whole person', rather than a single symptom eg. bone loss.

Some people with bone loss expect TCM to give them a specific herb or treatment that by itself will reverse their bone loss. But just taking a pill or supplement is NOT the way that TCM works. It is an entirely different medical system - one that considers the balance of energy flow throughout the body as central health.

If you want to use TCM to increase your bone density you owe it to yourself to spend some time getting a basic understanding of how the system works: how Traditional Chinese Medicine views the human body, the causes of illness and how remedies are applied.

Then next section of this page offers a basic introduction to TCM.  After that, you will find a information about the specific  forms of treatment used in TCM Osteopenia Osteoporosis practice.

 TCM, an Introduction

After months of searching I finally found a video series that offers clear explanations and solid background.

Introduction to Traditional Chinese medicine for those who were not brought up in this health care tradition. The speaker is Anna Carlin, R.N., Ph.d. I think you will find this informative AND it will help you understand the theory behind the specific treatments for increasing bone density that follow in the next section.

  1. Introduction to TCM , a video that 'teaches' and does not try to 'convince' you to buy anything. I like this video teacher because the way she teaches, is also the message of her teaching. Form and content 'cohere".
  2. TCM and the Law of Opposites
  3. Harmonizing the Opposites
  4. The Five Fundamental Substances
  5. Vital Energy within the Five Phases
  6. Uniting the Vital Energies
  7. The Eight Principles of TCM Diagnosis
  8. Ancient Acupuncture Channels
  9. Locating Accupuncture Points
  10. Complete healing of Body, Mind and Spirit

TCM Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatments

Here are some specific TCM treatments that are used to increase bone density.

Learning more.  Over the last 10 years there have been a number of helpful books published explaining TCM to those not raised in the system.  You will find several at Amazon:

Books about TCM at Amazon

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