Although sitters and CrossFitters sound like two very different groups, they have a lot in common...tight chests, backs, and hips.  Before sinking into the postures, I recommend warming up so you can rest with more ease. All of these poses can be done after a workout a...

Cupping is a Chinese Medicine modality in which cups are suctioned to the body stimulating lymph and blood circulation in an area.  Cupping can help decrease muscle tension and knots, remove toxins, and help the body fight off colds and flus. This modality has become i...

Osteoarthritis in Western Medicine

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage, or protective tissue, at the end of the bones wears down and creates pain. Due to wear and tear, repetitive movements, and overuse, this condition worsens over time...

As we discussed in the The Cause of Disease from a Chinese Medicine Perspective, emotions are an internal disease. Within 5 Element Acupuncture, each element is associated with a particular emotion in which a person may have difficulties. A person's constitutional type...

Anxiety can be experienced in many different ways such as OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, and phobias. For this blog, I will discuss acupuncture for anxiety as it relates to general anxiety. Giovanni Maciocia,  a world-renowned expert and Chinese medicine practitioner, descr...

December 12, 2018

Before examining a wide range of conditions and how acupuncture can help, I wanted to take a step back and discuss how a disease is viewed from a Chinese medicine perspective. There are three categories concerning the cause of disease: internal, external, and miscellan...

December 7, 2018

Mom was right when she said, "don't go outside without a coat on or you will catch a cold." Well...she was sort of right. In Chinese Medicine, a common cold is caused by wind entering the body, usually from the back of the neck. We all have a defensive layer of qi, cal...

September 25, 2018

Your parents were right when they told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. No, seriously, they were. Within the realm of Chinese Medicine, it is through our food, gu qi (pronounced like Gucci), and the air that we breathe, that qi is produced. Remembe...

September 18, 2018

We live in a world where we sit for long hours, work even longer hours, and live life on the go. It's no wonder that nearly 8 out of 10 people will suffer from low back pain and it is one of the leading reasons why people miss work. It's also not a shock that back pain...

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