Category Archives: Acupuncture

Stop & Smell The Roses: The Magic of Aromatherapy

The common saying “stop and smell the roses” contains more wisdom than just advocating that we slow down. Plants have all kinds of amazing natural attractions and defenses – whether it’s texture, color, or scent. Aromatic plants produce fragrant essences … Continue reading

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Nip that Cold in the Bud: Herbal Respiratory Tea

Although this late summer continues to bring warm weather, the cold & flu season is on our heels. It’s hard to imagine that sniffles and coughs find their way into our lives even when the sun is shining and it’s … Continue reading

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Put a Little Pep in Your Step: Ethiopian Style Chickpea Stew

Chinese medicine considers the importance of all of our senses when establishing harmony in the body. The fall season is an expression of the metal element and the tastes associated are spice and pungency. These types of foods are wonderful … Continue reading

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A Happy Autummy: Protective & Purifying Foods for the Colon & Lungs

The Large Intestine is a crucial component of our body’s ability to eliminate waste. It is said that the large intestine lets us know when we are in our “right way of living”. Good and regular elimination is a significant … Continue reading

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TCM is for Kids too!!

Chinese Medicine can be an effective treatment for patients of all ages, even children! Continue reading

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Acupressure for Air Travel

If you are anything like me and don’t like to fly, vacation can also be a stressful and bewildering experience. Luckily this acupuncturist knows a few simple and easy tricks to calm the nerves and relieve anxiety while flying. Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Fertility

Chinese medicine is becoming a popular alternative for fertility support. Some studies show an increase in success for those trying to conceive while using acupuncture and herbal medicine. Those who are successful also find that alternative medicine lays down a … Continue reading

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The 5 Acupuncture Theories – A Western Perspective

While I long for my patients to appreciate the true beauty of this ancient medicine, I’ve come to realize that it is better for them, the medicine, and my business, if I use words and explanations to which they can more easily relate. Continue reading

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Chinese Medicine: Effective Treatment for IBS

Studies show that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be a safe and effective alternative to drug therapy. Continue reading

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California Health Insurance to Cover Acupuncture

Good news for acupuncturists and patients seeking alternative health care. A bill requiring California based insurance companies to offer Acupuncture coverage may find its way once again to the governor’s desk. If passed the law will go into affect January … Continue reading

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