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 […]
I have to be honest with you – I am not what most would consider “a sports person” – unless one can count reading, writing and drawing as active sports. I used to think it was because I was afraid to sweat but I’ve overcome that fear with three visits to the gym each week as well as a yoga […]
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.
This is one of those times when I ask myself, “Why is this such a surprise?” I mean, it is not as if I haven’t interrogated, researched and ultimately written about the benefits of acupuncture for adults. It’s not as if I haven’t seen, with a clinician’s eye, the difference acupuncture can make in ADHD and autistic adults. It’s not […]
Pregnancy is an incredible journey that comes with a few bumps (pun intended) at every stage. Though some women experience a smooth sailing, a great number suffer from a range of ailments from as simple as nausea to complications like pre-eclampsia or depression. In addition to the prodding and raging hormones, the aches and pains associated with this period can […]
I’m having another one of my Western Medicine vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine moments. I am a bit annoyed, more than a bit frustrated and very angry. I’ve just been to one of the leading eye institutes in South Florida. Suffice it to say, relief, as suggested by the cheery computer who routed my call to the appointment desk, was not […]
This is my story. A story with an important timeline. At the end of September in 2016, I was sitting in a small room, waiting to meet a new doctor. An acupuncturist. A doctor of Chinese Medicine. Truth be told, I was annoyed. Very annoyed. I needed another doctor like I needed a frontal lobotomy. I was still reeling from […]
Lately, whenever my friends and I get together, there is always one, but usually more than one, who has been put on an additional supplement by their doctor. Some of my friends are taking up to six different supplements a day – in addition to prescribed medications to keep illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure in check. I’ve […]