As a microcosm of the rhythms and fluctuations of the seasons and their elemental factors to which we are inextricably linked, Chinese medicine would consider the result of our health in one season as being a marker of our lifestyle preparations in the previous seasons as well as in the present. With regard to colds […]
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Auricular acupuncture is clinically proven to be the most effective natural method of chemical detoxification. In particular, I use Acu~Detox in my practice to help a patient who smokes to become an ex-smoker permanently, but I have witnessed and participated in treating heavily addicted populations using the 5 point ear acupuncture method that yields such […]
It appears that Attention Deficit Disorder, referred to as A.D.D., arises from a neurological defect, with abnormalities in brain tissue and/or biochemical functions. Nutritional deficiencies, exposure to harmful chemicals in-utero such as from smoking, alcohol, prescription and/or illicit drugs, and by further exposure to environmental pollutants – all of which have become wide-spread problems during […]
The name barefoot doctor refers to farmers who would work barefoot in the rice paddies, and who, along with an idealistic young population instituted by Mao Zedong, brought rudimentary health care to Chinese living in the countryside. With only basic medical and pharmacological training, the grass-roots healthcare movement was able to tend to common illnesses, […]
According to root and branch energetic rhythms in traditional Chinese medicine, Qi flow circulates through the 12 main meridians beginning with the lungs, as respiration is the first independent bodily function of the human vessel, then systematically flows through each organ. The organ systems have their points of highest energy and lowest energy throughout a 24 […]
Patients often wonder why the needles are left in only 10 minutes on the back and longer on the front, or why sensations of QI vary the way they do.
Promotes free-flow of QI and blood and warms meridians; treating painful joints caused by cold-damp, for numbness, paralysis, and sensation of cold. An excellent treatment, particularly in seasonal cold-damp and conditions of debility.
Many people express that a phobia of needles deters them from acupuncture treatment. Here is an important visual perspective to help in making sense of this concern as it pertains to acupuncture needles. Used for acupuncture, needles are almost exclusively constructed of stainless steel. Fine gauge, pre-sterilized acupuncture needles are inserted beneath the skin which […]
THE INTEGRAL WHOLE IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF MAN WITH HEAVEN & EARTH, AND ACUPUNCTURE AS A TREATMENT FOR ALL DISEASE. The human individual is an integrated aspect of the universe, with life’s happenings reflecting the interplay of Yin and Yang. These dynamics, displaying the shifting, greater movement of energy, are the root of prevention and […]