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Dr. Philip Tan-Gatue, MD, CAc, CMA, blogs on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine


6th Annual Acupuncture Convention


Courtesy Trisha Sanijon: The Philippine Academy of Acupuncture, Inc. (PAAI) is inviting you to attend its 6th Annual Scientific Convention on November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at the Lung Center Auditorium, Quezon City with the theme “Building Capacities for Good Acupuncture Practice.” The convention...

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What is Gua Sha?

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A Personal Anectode I write this on a Sunday, my day off, and boy do I need a day off!  The past week had been hectic, with both my wife and daughter catching the recent flu bug that has been circulating throughout the metropolis.  My daughter had started feeling ill last Monday , and it blew into...


Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease

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Crohn’s Disease Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases (link) defines Crohn’s as: Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation of the bowel. It most commonly affects the lower small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine (colon), but may involve any part of the digestive tract from...