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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. Although the first recorded history of TCM dates back over 2,000 years, it is believed that the origins of TCM go back more than 5,000 years (Micozzi, 2011). Chinese medicine was arrived at observing the patterns in the natural world.  It suggests that since the human body is microcosmic manifestation of the macrocosm around us, we are influenced by the weather, the food we consumes, everything we see, the sounds we hear, the emotions we feel, and all the things that touch us including other humans. And it is only when are in balance in spite of these external influence that we are truly healthy (Beinfield, 1991). (more…)

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The body has three ways of producing ATP: from creatine phosphate, anaerobic cellular respiration and aerobic cellular respiration. (Jenkins et all, 2007) At rest, the muscle fiber produce more ATP than is required by the body. This excess ATP is used to synthesize creatine phosphate – an energy rich molecule found only in the muscle fiber. Creatine is a small molecule that muscle cells assemble from fragments of amino acids. (Martini, 2008)  The enzyme creatine kinase catalyzes muscles fibers to break down excess ATP and transfer a phosphate group to creatine, forming creatine phosphate and ADP. (Jenkins et all, 2007) (more…)

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