Month: March 2019

Smile and Say “Chee”

Smile and Say “Chee”

People who follow me on Facebook know that when I check-in for my acupuncture appointment, I usually tag the location with a somewhat glib “Getting my Qi balanced”. And just as usually, there is someone who sends me a text or Facebook message that bluntly asks, “What exactly are you talking about?” Truly, the concept of Qi is much more than a […]

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Treating IBS with Acupuncture and Herbs

Treating IBS with Acupuncture and Herbs

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a well-known gastrointestinal disorder. It is characterized by a group of symptoms with no known pathogen. Typical symptoms include abdominal cramps with bloating and excessive gas, diarrhea alternating with constipation, the abdominal pain triggered by eating and relieved after a bowel movement. In most cases, mucus is present in the stool. Other symptoms may include […]

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