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Research Update: Acupuncture for Respiratory Issues

A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine saw the efficacy of acupuncture treatments improve the respiratory status of patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation. The patients involved in the study were in critical care and treated with acupuncture four times a week. Of the 16 participants, 11 were successfully weaned off of … Read moreResearch Update: Acupuncture for Respiratory Issues

A Short Explanation of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs are an incredible healing tool that falls under the umbrella of Chinese Medicine. Some people may tell you that they’re uncomfortable taking Chinese herbs, but the reality is that these herbs are everywhere. People take ginkgo for their memory, licorice as candy or a digestive aid, and ginseng for energy. In fact, the … Read moreA Short Explanation of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Eight Things to Know About Cupping Therapy : Chinese Medicine

When I talk about Chinese medicine, most people think about acupuncture. What they don’t realize is that we practitioners have a number of tools in our therapeutic toolbox beyond acupuncture to help our patients heal. One of those little-known tools is called cupping. I have to thank celebrities, low cut gowns, and awards galas for … Read moreEight Things to Know About Cupping Therapy : Chinese Medicine

Fertility and Your Chinese Kidney : Acupuncture Medicine

One of the most exciting and fulfilling applications of acupuncture is in the area of fertility. The incidence of infertility has been rising, and currently affects about 12 percent of couples trying to become pregnant, which is about seven million couples in the United States. There are a number of reasons why this is happening, … Read moreFertility and Your Chinese Kidney : Acupuncture Medicine

What You Need to Know About Migraines and Acupuncture

One of the most frequent questions I get as an acupuncturist is whether or not acupuncture can effectively treat migraines. The person asking is either plagued by the headaches themselves, or someone they know and love gets migraines. I have treated many patients who suffer from headaches, but migraines are in a league all of … Read moreWhat You Need to Know About Migraines and Acupuncture

Treating Insomnia and Sleeping and Disorders with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Q: Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs help with insomnia?   A:Yes! Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can help drastically with insomnia. It is a natural and very effective way to improve the quality and duration of ones sleep.   Q: Does it Hurt?   A: It depends on your practitioner! Different practitioners have different styles. This … Read moreTreating Insomnia and Sleeping and Disorders with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Aging Well with Chinese Medicine

Why is it that some older people seem so much younger than their years and some people in their fifties or sixties seem surprisingly old?  There are many folks in their eighth and ninth decades who continue to work, drive, exercise, volunteer, and do many of the things that they have always done. At the … Read moreAging Well with Chinese Medicine