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TCM-Part 1: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Erik Colaiezzi introduces TCM

In Part 1 of this 5 video set Erik Colaiezzi, certified acupuncturist, introduces Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC).

Find Erik Colaiezzi at: www.erikacupuncture.com

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Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and diagnosis

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About Erik Colaiezzi:

Erik’s passion lies in helping patients develop a better awareness and understanding of their pathology, always aiming to increase their quality of life.

Erik has always maintained a keen interest in the connection between good health, personal habits and our natural environment. It was through my own health challenges with asthma, fatigue, and many physical injuries that I was eventually led to acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine. The success I have experienced through Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped me reconnect to my roots and health.

He has merged his experiences and skills from aviation and applied them to Traditional Chinese Medicine. He aims to share his success, knowledge and skills, so that you may find your way back to health.

Erik Colaiezzi is a registered acupuncturist (Dr. Ac.) and an associate with the Centre for Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation in Calgary Alberta.

Erik was previously licensed for 13 years as an aircraft maintenance engineer. In aviation Erik cultivated a broad range of skills, knowledge, communication, problem-solving, strategies, and meticulous attention to detail.  Erik combines these skills to human biology, giving him a unique perspective of natural world.

Multiple personal injuries and health challenges lead Erik to change careers in 2013. Erik is passionate about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, he is equally committed in helping you back to health.

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More about Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine offers a comprehensive approach to managing peripheral neuropathy by addressing imbalances in the body’s energy system, promoting circulation, and reducing inflammation. According to TCM principles, neuropathy is often attributed to stagnation of qi (vital energy) and blood flow, as well as deficiencies or imbalances in the body’s organ systems. Acupuncture, a central component of TCM, involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points along energy meridians to stimulate qi flow and restore balance. Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate neuropathic pain, improve nerve function, and enhance circulation, offering significant relief for individuals with peripheral neuropathy.

Herbal medicine is another integral aspect of TCM that can be tailored to address the specific underlying imbalances contributing to neuropathy. Herbal formulas containing herbs with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and nerve-regenerating properties may be prescribed to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and support nerve repair and regeneration.

In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, TCM emphasizes lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and mind-body practices to support overall health and well-being. Dietary therapy in TCM involves consuming foods that nourish the body’s energy systems and promote circulation, while avoiding foods that may exacerbate inflammation or stagnation. Mind-body practices such as qigong and tai chi can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and enhance overall vitality, complementing other TCM modalities in the management of peripheral neuropathy.

Overall, TCM offers a holistic and personalized approach to managing peripheral neuropathy, addressing both the symptoms and underlying imbalances contributing to the condition. By promoting balance, circulation, and overall health, TCM can help individuals with peripheral neuropathy experience significant relief from pain and discomfort while supporting long-term nerve health and function.

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