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Acupuncture for Thoracic Spine Pain

Pain in the thoracic spine is sometimes harder to help than pain in other parts of the back. Some patients have Type B pain localized to the spines of the thoracic vertebrae and in such cases periosteal needling of these works well. Remote needling of the dorsum of the hand or the ulnar border of th...More...

Thoughts for Food

From time to time I'll be compiling lists of foods for various health concerns and posting them. I hope you find them interesting but do remember that you should never radically alter your diet without first discussing your current health with your MD or acupuncturist, or both!...More...

Tap Your Way to Health With EFT - Acupuncture With No Needles

The other day I was perusing the television stations and I came across a fellow teaching people how to lose weight. He was teaching a technique that helps a person combat cravings. He was tapping about his face, arm and hands. Needless to say, he had my attention. I was intrigued by this idea that c...More...

Acupuncture: The Alternative Treatment

With its origins many centuries ago in the Far East, acupuncture has come to be almost synonymous in the U.S. with "alternative medicine". Involving the use of needles and pressure points, proponents of the field believe that many illnesses and injuries are caused by interruption of a pers...More...

Fresh Food Has More Chi

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients is that their overall energy is low. Many times what they are feeling is a lack of chi. Chi is the basic essential force in the universe and is the "oomph" behind everything and the energy that motivates us and propels us through ou...More...

Balancing Hormones in Menopause With Acupuncture

Acupuncture and herbal Chinese medicine have today been appreciated as effective methods for regulating hormones imbalance in menopause. There are many factors related to hormonal imbalance apart from menopause. These may include irregular heavy and painful periods, PMS and fertility challenges. The...More...

Treating Addictions With Acupuncture

Did you know that acupuncture is an excellent alternative treatment for addictions? Undeniably, it's distressing and painful to see someone you love suffering from addiction. Read this article to find out how you can be of help in improving his life and helping him live a normal life again....More...

The Secret Of Peaceful Sleep

Insomnia is a major issue for millions of people in the UK. Here are a few pointers to what you can do to help yourself and get a full night sleep....More...

Great Health Starts With Great Self-Care

This article describes three steps that one can do to improve health and well being. As an acupuncturist with 30 plus years of experience, I have seen and treated many different disorders and issues that people present with, do to either physical, emotional or spiritual imbalances. These can either ...More...

A Better Look At The Procedure Called Acupuncture

This article is going to be attempting a much better look at the very common procedure that is called acupuncture. It is very important to always consider that the world health organization has approved over forty uses for this ancient practice. It is also very important to consider that some critic...More...

Acupuncture Is Helping Cancer Patients

In a world where cancer has become an ordinary and common disease, learning more about it can help in preventing its occurrence, alleviating its symptoms and managing its symptoms. This article presents pertinent information in managing the debilitating symptoms of cancer through acupuncture....More...

IVF Acupuncture: Is It Right For You?

Acupuncture is becoming more and more accepted as a medical treatment for a number of conditions. Indeed, in San Francisco, the practice of ivf acupuncture is currently helping those women who are having a difficult time becoming pregnant. This age old Chinese technique involves the strategic placem...More...

What Is Acupuncture and What Can It Treat?

Acupuncture is a an ancient form of medicine from China that has been used for thousands of years. Originally utilizing an ancient diagnostic system based on Qi (pronounced "chi"), modern research has shown that acupuncture treatments have a significant effect on the body, including reduci...More...

The Nine Needles of Acupuncture - Really For Modern Times?

In the first book supposedly written (or compiled) on the subject of Chinese acupuncture, Qi Bo the minister gives his advice to the Yellow Emperor who wants to know which kind of needles should be used. The text is in the first chapter of the second part of the Neijing, called the Lingshu....More...