Acupuncture for Children: 4 Points for Parents

Despite its thousands of years of history as a proven healing modality, parents who have never tried acupuncture themselves (and even some of those who have tried it) might balk at the idea of having acupuncture performed on their children. In reality, pediatric acupuncture can prove safe, comfortable, and highly effective treatment.

If you wonder whether your child can benefit from acupuncture, you should understand some important basic aspects of this ancient, all-natural form of health and wellness care. Consider the following four points regarding acupuncture for children. (more…)

4 Common Conditions That Respond Well to Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of holistic medicine that is becoming more and more popular for its many benefits. Unlike traditional Western medicine, holistic medicine treats the whole body, which appeals to many patients.  During a session, the practitioner uses thin needles to stimulate the body and promote healing. If you would like to learn more, check out these four common conditions that respond well to acupuncture treatments. 1. Sinus Problems Allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis Read more…

Viral Protection

Building the immune system with Chinese Medicine. In recent days reports of the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Corona Virus) virus spreading around the globe and into the U.S. has a  lot of people worried about preventing and treating such a disease. The last pandemic –type virus seen in the U.S. was the H1N1 virus outbreak in 2009. A lot of the same precautions and treatments hold true for patients now that worked back then. Read more…

The usefulness of Five Element Theory

One very important concept in Oriental Medicine is Five Element theory, which describes basic elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) in the body and the inter-relationships of those elements similar to those same elements found in nature. Each element corresponds to specific organs, flavors, emotions, colors, seasons, etc. One such element is fire, which corresponds to the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium, and metabolic function. Another element is earth, which corresponds to Spleen/Pancreatic system and Read more…

The AMAZING human organ system

Both similar to and uniquely different than perspectives of the organs in Western Medicine, the body’s organ system in Oriental Medicine comprises the glandular system, the Lungs, the Large Intestine, the Stomach, the Spleen/Pancreatic system, the Liver, the Gallbladder, the Heart, the Small Intestine, the Pericardium (the tissue surrounding the Heart), the Kidney/Adrenal system, the Urinary Bladder, and an organ network known as the “Sanjiao” (English translation: “three burner,” which describes three distinct organ systems Read more…

Immunity: what exactly is it and how is mine doing?

This is understandably a topic of interest currently.  Many theories exist regarding what immunity is and what makes one’s immune system more or less effective.  One theory that eloquently describes immunity comes from Chinese Medicine…..as it turns out, this theory appears to be quite accurate when applied clinically with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine or Chinese Nutrition. The Spleen and the Lungs govern one’s immune system; although other systems in the body may be involved, these Read more…

Our patients ask: to travel or not to travel?

PERHAPS APPLICABLE TO PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THE FOLLOWING PSA IS INTENDED TO INCREASE OUR PATIENTS’ WELL-BEING AND PEACE OF MIND ON THE TOPIC OF HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AND TO MAKE THEIR TRAVEL DECISIONS EASIER.  OUR HOPE IS THAT YOUR DECISIONS TURN OUT TO BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS.  NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR DOCTOR’S ADVICE AND NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED AS A REPLACEMENT Read more…

The MOST basic effective way to protect yourself and others in a pandemic

Ever observe another person walk out of a bathroom, PAST the sink without stopping to wash his/her hands and gasp in horror?  We all have seen it, sadly.  It seems some folks consider the hands “clean” if dirt is not visible.  Commonly, the real dangerous stuff of life is not visible on those hands of yours, unfortunately.  No kidding, there is even a “hand washing awareness week”.  This is a big enough issue in society Read more…

Why symptoms?

Common very good questions people of literally any age ask as they suffer with maladies include: “Why do I have this particular symptom?” “Why won’t this symptom just go away on its own?” “How long will it take for the symptom to go away on it’s own?” “What should I do if the symptom in the end does not go away?” Let’s answer those questions here! But….before answering those questions, let’s discuss the definitions of Read more…