Returning to a Sense of Lightness – Nourishing the Energy of the Spleen

by in Acupuncture January 22, 2021

Many of my patients want to understand the process of how acupuncture works.  In this post I’ll talk about one clinical sign in particular: Dampness.  Dampness almost always relates to the energy (or lack thereof) in the Spleen organ network. During an acupuncture treatment, we assess the balance of qi (energy) throughout your body. One […]

May I Take Your Pulse? The Original Biofeedback Tool is Thousands of Years Old

by in Acupuncture, Acupuncture Benefits, Chinese Classics, Five Element Treatment, Healthcare, Holistic Medicine August 25, 2020

In every acupuncture office the question arises at the beginning of the session: “May I take your pulse?”   If you are new to acupuncture, it’s not always clear what information is being gathered when we acupuncturists take a patient’s pulse, and why we take the pulse in six different positions along the wrist and at […]

What does Acupuncture treat?

by in Acupuncture November 22, 2018

For an extensive list of symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been tested in controlled clinical trials and found to be effectively treated by Acupuncture, visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website. Among the extensive list are reactions to chemotherapy, allergies, depression, all types of pain, headache, abdominal discomfort, morning sickness, hypertension, infertility, alcohol and […]

Acupuncture in the News

by in Acupuncture November 10, 2018

Medscape 2017: “New American College of Physicians Guidelines for Nonradicular Low Back Pain” “First-line therapy should include nondrug therapy, such as superficial heat (moderate-quality evidence), massage, acupuncture…” ​The New York Times: “Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study” How Acupuncture relieves pain associated with osteoarthritis, migraines and chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.

Investing in your Well-being with Acupuncture: A Primer on Treatment

by in Acupuncture November 5, 2018

In my practice, I often hear the question: What can Acupuncture do for me? Can it help with my… (headaches, back pain, anxiety…)? You may know someone who sought out Chinese Medicine when conventional Western approaches could not explain or address the root of their symptoms, and now swears by their Acupuncturist’s abilities, perhaps a […]

The Occasional Point: Small Intestine 7: “Upright Branch”

by in Acupuncture, Digestive Health November 4, 2018

A major role of the Small Intestine is to sort through thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are pure enough for the health of the heart. This is a very important function, and when the Small Intestine is not functioning well, symptoms may include mental confusion, an inability to prioritize one’s life properly, and repeatedly making […]