Susan Tretakis

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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Pediatric Acupuncture

Pediatric Acupuncture

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 […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine – Does One Need to Choose?

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine – Does One Need to Choose?

By Susan Tretakis – I guess it is an age thing, but lately, each day seems to bring yet another telephone call from a friend with the sad details of another disease, another treatment plan, and more stories of expensive and life changing medical procedures. Also lately, I am being asked more and more questions about Traditional Chinese Medicine. Considering […]

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Acupuncture, TCM and Bones

Acupuncture, TCM and Bones

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 […]

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