Can acupuncture and other nondrug therapies help pain after knee surgery? Washington Post, August 23, 2017

Here’s an article by Linda Searing on how acupuncture can be helpful in healing after knee surgery. What it doesn’t address is scar tissue and how scars, in Chinese Medicine, are energy blocks. If not treated, scar blockages can cause…

Did the Solar Eclipse Bring to the Surface Things You Didn’t Want to Face?

It’s not unusual for lunar and solar eclipses to make us feel anxious. Any time there’s less light available, even for a little while, people can feel it. Many individuals felt like they were on fast forward before and during…

How Seasons Affect Your Health: A Five Element Acupuncture Perspective

The Chinese discovered thousands of years ago that seasons impact our health, that understanding the spirit of each season is vital to maintaining good health. We just came into the season of late summer which has a different feel than…

Feeling Empty — Like There’s Nothing Inside

The feeling of emptiness is a symptom, a message telling you something’s out of balance and very often it’s the earth element asking to be fed — not necessarily food, but some sort of nurturing. We often look for other…

A Broken Heart is Considered a Disease

Chinese Medicine recognized thousands of years ago that a broken heart is a disease. When someone experiences a break up through separation, divorce or death, their heart takes a big hit. We’ve all heard stories of how after a man’s…

Are you a pack rat?

Is your room or office so filled with boxes and papers that you can barely make it to your desk without tripping? Is your partner bugging you because they can’t stand seeing newspapers two years old lying around? The truth…

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Here’s a Time Magazine article that discusses the workings of acupuncture, but it’s important to remember that not all acupuncturists are going to work for everyone. There’s a special relationship that develops with an acupuncturist — there ought to be…

Health Begins in Your Mouth

Every tooth is anchored to an organ through a meridian pathway. For example, your canines are connected to your liver and gall bladder. If you have an infection (cavitation) in one of your canines, your liver and gall bladder are…

Compliant Patients — What’s in it for Them?

In general, when a patient is compliant and keeps their weekly appointments, they start to feel better, sometimes better than they ever imagined. One such woman, after five sessions, who suffered from terrible low back and knee pain, cannot believe…