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One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Change your Health

The word “mindfulness” is being thrown around a lot lately but what does it mean? Is it a concept like many others that loses its meaning once packaged and sold to the masses? Today I’d like to talk about real mindfulness, what it is, and how it can turn your health around. To me, mindfulness means paying attention. It’s as simple of that. In acupuncture we look at disease, not through the lens of cause and effect, but by studying…

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Lecture at UNT!

Greetings! We are excited to announce that on Friday April 14 from 1pm-2:30pm, Benjamin McCrary, MAcOM, LAc. will be giving a free lecture about Chinese Medicine on behalf of Denton Alternative Medicine Center as part of Global Centizens Month at UNT. The lecture will be held in the UNT Language Building room 107. We would like to thank Professor Nanxi Meng and the UNT Chinese Program for having this lecture. If you are curious about Chinese Medicine and philosophy this…

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Spring Events and Closings

Greetings! As part of giving you the most complete service we can, we regularly attend seminars, workshops, and local events. This helps our practice grow and improve all the time. We have several events we will be attending during the months of April and May. We would like to announce that on the last week in April we will be attending the Shakuju Therapy Seminar in San Francisco, California with the world renowned Shoji Kobayashi, LAc. We have seen great…

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Demystifying Chinese Medicine

In the West, we’re very proud of using the scientific method to examine and prove how, and if a theory, or a medical treatment works.  We’ve used it for the past 250 years, and it has slowly come to describe modern medicine. Until after the Civil War, germs were not even recognized as causing illness! The Chinese were one of the first to base their worldview on observation. While this may not seem as sophisticated as the scientific method, this…

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Why I chose to practice Chinese Medicine

As your acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Denton Alternative Medicine Center, I would like to talk to you a bit about my mission and why I chose this path to bring you Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was a long road to get here but I would like to tell you about it and why I am so passionate about practicing this medicine. Since I was 12 years old, pretty much the only thing I cared about in life was playing…

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Where Medicine and Martial Arts Meet

I am often asked how I can spend so much time devoting to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is concerned with healing, and so much time to the practice of Martial Arts, which on the surface is concerned with hurting. At a first glance, these two disciplines seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but Chinese medicine and martial arts are but two sides to the same coin! In the world today, the popularity of sport…

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