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Winter Health Suggestions
Acupuncture and Pain
Acupuncture can benefit pregnant women
Cold and Flu Natural Remedy


Colds and Flus
Common Condtions Acupuncture is known to Treat
High Blood Pressure
Radiation: How to Protect You and your Family
Workaholism - What is it?
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Winter Health Suggestions

Winter Health Suggestions:

We are into the coldest part of the year and this corresponds to the time of the year when we want to focus on the Kidneys.

At this time of year it makes sense to rest and sleep more. Sleep is the best way to restore and preserve Kidney Yang, the underlying motive force of the metabolism. It makes sense to do less activity at this time of the year and to conserve energy. This is a regeneration time and a preparation for the coming new year and warmer months. If you think about the hibernation behaviors of other mammals, you will see what I'm describing here.



Acupuncture and Pain

The Traditional Chinese Medicine’s View
Orthopedics and Acupuncture Potential Relationship:
      1) After surgery, why pain and/or discomfort continue?
As acupuncture is not a biochemical, mechanical or structural medicine, it addresses the body’s energetic presentation. Acupuncture, a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), contends all pain is the result of an energetic blockage, like debris collecting in a stream’s eddy, or similar to a kinked garden hose that prevents normal water flow, acupuncture treatment, using specific selected points, will increase energy flow which aids in patient recovery.

Acupuncture can benefit pregnant women

Acupuncture can be an invaluable tool for women for menstrual issues, fertility issues, during pregnancy, postpartum and maintaining a new mom's well-being. Here is a link to an article with more information.

Cold and Flu Natural Remedy

Getting a cold or the flu? Here is an inexpensive and easy tea that can help- 
Getting a cold and if you are not feeling up to going to your local licensed acupuncturist for treatment and you do not have any Chinese herbs on hand? Here is an easy and inexpensive way to help yourself and your family. This is a great tea that I devised many years ago and have recommended it to all my patients and family.

You will need:-Dried thyme-honey

Beet Root Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

Beet Root Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

Safe, available and without side effects!

The Truth About Workaholism

"The Bergen Work Addiction Scale,"  means you spend much more time working than originally intended"

Many of my patients say they feel so relaxed after acupuncture treatment, why? Largely because most people are stressed out and work far too hard and too long, 

Workaholism is a huge contributor to stress, and stress often leads to disease, depleting our energy reserves (qi). Attitudes towards workaholism have changed and it is no longer considered a "respectable" addiction.

What is Moxa/Moxibustion and why do LAc's use it?

Moxa is a highly effective herb
burned during many acupuncture treatments, why?  
Moxa is used in various forms by acupuncturists around the world. This ancient art using moxa (also known as mugwort or Artemisa Vulgaris/Artemisia Leaf) is called the “doctor's grass." Moxibustion (the burning of moxa) is believed to emit “yang” (dynamic and active) energy when burnt. Since ancient times, burning moxa has been used to disinfect the air to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In olden times, hospitals and the like would be placed sticks of burning moxa in all four corners of the room to keep treatment areas sterile.


Conditions Treated by Acupuncture:
Neurological Conditions
  • Headache
  • Migraine headache
  • Post surgical pain
  • Facial pain
Musculo-skeletal Conditions
  • Pain & weakness in all parts of the body
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Back and hip problems
  • Arthritis
  • Indigestion
  • Bowel problems
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal pain
Eye, Ear, Nose, Dental
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Toothache
  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Impotence
  • PMS
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Trauma
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Radiation: How to Protect You and your family

Miso Helps Protect the Body Against Atomic Radiation and Heavy Metal Poisoning
InstanceEndEditableIt may have been our fear of fallout from the impending nuclear holocaust or from nuclear power plant meltdowns that first attracted Westerners to miso. During the 60's, students of macrobiotics and Zen began hearing about Dr. Shinichiro Akizuki, director of Saint Francis Hospital in Nagasaki during the second World War. Although Akizuki spent years treating atomic bomb victims just a few miles from ground zero, neither he nor his staff suffered from the usual effects of radiation.