How to Incorporate Food and Acupuncture for the Fall Season

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals start scrounging for food to help get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Sweatpants and hoodies become more commonplace and everything…EVERYTHING is pumpkin flavored. As fall … Read moreHow to Incorporate Food and Acupuncture for the Fall Season

How Lungs are part of the Immune System

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine. If you visualize where the lungs are located in the … Read moreHow Lungs are part of the Immune System

Mental and Emotional aspect of the Lungs in Chinese Medicine

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain … Read moreMental and Emotional aspect of the Lungs in Chinese Medicine

How to Protect the Lungs during the seasons and emotional distress

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. The lung season is autumn. This is a good time to protect the lungs from changes in weather by wearing … Read moreHow to Protect the Lungs during the seasons and emotional distress

How Acupuncture can Help Respiratory Issues

Our lungs are incredibly important. Without properly functioning lungs, we cease to exist. In the United States alone, nearly 200,000 people die every year from forms of respiratory disease. Respiratory diseases include both acute and chronic conditions, everything from the flu to emphysema. While many of these ailments can be prevented, there are others not … Read moreHow Acupuncture can Help Respiratory Issues

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

How Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can Help Allergies

Q: Can Acupuncture help treat allergies, sinusitis, or seasonal allergies? A: Yes, Acupuncture can work very well for general allergies, sinusitis, or seasonal allergies. It can help decrease ones sensitivity to external irritants like dander, pollen, dead skin particles, detergents, cologne, and many more. Q: How many treatments will it take to see a difference … Read moreHow Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can Help Allergies