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American College of Physicians Recommend Acupuncture for Back Pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or sub-acute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. Take this opportunity to pick up the latest book written by […]

A 5-Point Prescription for Midsummer Health

As we reach the midpoint of summer, here’s a quick reminder that healthy habits are within our reach.      Water: It does a body good The body is made up of 60% water. Proper hydration of cells in your body means higher nerve conductivity in your cells, better circulation, and improved release of toxins […]

Acupuncture For Athletes

Acupuncture has a long history of treating pain and injury. This is the primary reason why many of the world’s leading athletes are now using acupuncture as their go-to form of treatment for pain and injury.  However, you don’t need to be a pro athlete to reap the benefits of acupuncture. Anyone who is interested […]

Mental Health Month

Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine that views the mind, and its accompanying emotional states, as having physical residence in the body. Classical five elemental thinking gave rise to the categorization of the 5 zang, or Yin organs, as housing the emotional conditions of joy, anger, pensiveness/melancholy, sadness, and fear—corresponding to the elements fire, wood, […]

Natural Strategies for Coping with Morning Sickness

Among pregnant women, more than 50 percent experience morning sickness. This can be one of the first signs that someone is pregnant. Morning sickness may last through the first trimester, but some women experience symptoms throughout their whole pregnancy. Typical symptoms include sensitivity to smells, mild to severe nausea and vomiting. Extreme cases may need […]

5 Reasons How Acupuncture Assists Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive naturally within a 12 month period. For many, this can be a challenging time, not knowing where to turn to get the help that they need. Fortunately, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been used to treat infertility and women’s health issues in China for thousands of years. […]

Toxic Chemical Exposure and Our Health

Everyday, everywhere, everyone is exposed to a variety of environmental pollutants by way of our air, water and food. These chemicals can directly impact our health and, as a whole, create potential illnesses that can be detrimental to our society. We have seen an increase in cancer rates, thyroid disorders, miscarriages, ADHD, autism, infant deformities, […]

Treating Inflammation with Acupuncture

Many people are affected by inflammatory conditions  such as allergies, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Those of us who have received acupuncture regularly for inflammatory issues have experienced firsthand how dramatically it can relieve these conditions. A growing body of scientific research also demonstrates the benefits of acupuncture, and some studies are also investigating its […]

Inches Off with Chinese Medicine

Can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help with weight loss? This is a question often posed by patients, and the answer is, “Yes.” The next question is invariably, “How does it work?” The answer to this varies a little from patient to patient depending on what is preventing weight loss. In order to lose weight, […]

Acupuncture for Prenatal Care

Pregnancy is an exciting and beautiful experience in a woman’s life. It is also a period of vulnerability for the expectant mother because of the many changes. Many women tend to accept the discomfort and issues as a “normal” part of pregnancy. Fortunately, acupuncture is safe and effective for dealing with these problems. It is […]