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. Neuroscience Letters: “Acupuncture and endorphins” […]
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 […]
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 […]
“How can Acupuncture help me?” That’s often something that is heard from patients new to Acupuncture. It has been proven that patients experience the benefits of improved physical, mental, and emotional health, especially when they receive Acupuncture treatments regularly.
Acupuncture is an ancient system that has evolved over thousands of years, and is just one branch of Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture theory views the whole body as a living ecology that requires care and attention to maintain a healthy balance. This integrative approach allows Acupuncture to to address many illnesses, both physical (such as back […]
Last week, a new patient called my office in terrible pain from PMS, which she has experienced monthly for many years. She had already taken some over the counter supplements for cramps and bloating, was avoiding caffeine and dairy, but was continuing to experience severe symptoms. She wasn’t well enough to come in for a […]
Currently, the most common reason that people come in for acupuncture treatments is to help relieve physical ailments and address pain. This ancient traditional medicine has become increasingly accepted in the United States, and in my eight years of clinical practice I have seen it become nearly mainstream in the Philadelphia and surrounding Main Line […]
Acupuncture is a natural method to allow you to control your craving for nicotine, if you’re attempting to stop smoking. Acupuncture, together with hypnotherapy and Chinese herbs, may not be as well known as chewing gum or nicotine patches to help you quit smoking, but they can offer help. Acupuncture is particularly effective in the […]
Acupuncture can be very helpful for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, and can help address the root cause of allergic reactions as well as the common symptoms. If you suffer from allergies you are probably familiar with these symptoms – all of which I have seen shift with patients in my acupuncture clinic – […]
The focus of your treatment is not only on addressing an isolated complaint, but engendering vitality in your whole being. This is the perspective of integrative-or holistic-medicine that arose naturally out of Chinese Classical Medicine and philosophy. Five Element Acupuncture is a unique and treasured tradition within Chinese Medicine.