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 […]
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 […]
Guest post from Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, Jessie Baty An old Japanese saying about Shiatsu and the body is “if the energy does not flow: make it flow!!” I often hear: is Shiatsu basically a massage? Well, not exactly. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork using East Asian medical principles, acupressure and energy techniques. It […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]