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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Acupuncture and the Theory of Yin and Yang

Acupuncture and the Theory of Yin and Yang

Most people have heard or read the words “Yin” and “Yang”; many are familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol consisting of a circle, divided by a curved line into a black (Yin) and white (Yang) side. That curved line symbolizes the constant change of balance between the Yin and Yang. Each side contains a small circle of the opposite color, demonstrating […]

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TCM, Acupuncture and Trauma

TCM, Acupuncture and Trauma

Some anniversaries are not happy events; some literally stop us cold in their appearance on both our internal and external calendars. My friends can tell you where and what they were doing on the day when political figures were assassinated, or when something catastrophic happens to the country and world at large. Some anniversaries are more personal – the date […]

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Acupuncture and Headache

Acupuncture and Headache

The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as their underlying causes, for thousands of years and is a widely accepted form […]

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Acupuncture and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Acupuncture and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

The term pelvic inflammatory disease, abbreviated as PID, is used to describe all kinds of inflammations or infections that occur along the female genital tract such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, cervix, uterus and pelvic tissues. The inflammation and swelling usually cause the uterus and other reproductive organs to be scarred, which often results to infertility.