Acupuncture for Degenerative Disc Disease

There are many reasons one could experience disk problems. In Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the kidney/adrenal system governs the function of the bones and, therefore, the vertebrae (bones of the spine). The liver system governs the function of the disks between the vertebrae. The disk provides a cushion that is supposed to move and flex depending on the body’s activity. Nerves come out between those vertebrae and disks. If the disk shape becomes abnormal, the Read more…

Heart Function: Natural Solutions to Heart-Related Health Problems

    Every day, we field a lot of questions about heart function. In this video blog, Curry clears up some common misconceptions.     Anatomically, here is a little bit about the heart: (from webMD) “The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a fist, located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone. The heart pumps blood through the network of arteries and veins called the cardiovascular system. The heart has Read more…

Healing Exercise: David’s Tips

An Understanding of Breath Work, Soft Martial Arts and Its Place in the Chinese Healing Sciences (Part 1) Word Definitions: Calisthenics – gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement Chinese medicine is a vast system that utilizes many methods of healing, acupuncture  being the most common and widely used. There are, however, different branches to the system of Chinese medicine. One of these branches is exercise.  There is a wide range of Read more…

Food as Medicine: The Winter Months

Utilizing food as medicine is a powerful tool that anyone can use to not only feel their best, but to avoid ailments that correspond to their life or environmental stresses that may be present. The concept of using food as medicine is a long held tradition of civilizations throughout human history, yet sometimes can be forgotten in our fast paced and often stressful world. The following is meant to give you an idea of what Read more…

Be Healthy: Coffee vs. Tea

  We want to make sure you know that our main purpose is to make sure you stay healthy. So…at the risk of infuriating millions of Americans (likely because of the fear of the headaches they will experience from withdrawal if they discontinue use), I am writing this to offer one perspective. Then, you should make the decision that is best for you. The downsides to coffee: it is highly acidic, leading to inflammation which Read more…

Acupuncture and Sciatic Pain

Here is a note we received from a patient about his pain and how we helped him: “After being treated for my back, left leg, and my sciatica in my left leg for a month with only little relief from my chiropractor treatments, I decided to visit Curry and try acupuncture treatments at Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates. Before my acupuncture treatments, it hurt when I walked and I had to bend forward when I Read more…

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

“WARNING, this is a long review, but well worth the read… I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, over 15 years ago. Along with pain, I also suffered from chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, digestive issues, hypothyroid, myofascial pain, chemical sensitivities, cognitive defects, joint and muscle pain, and unrelenting and debilitating migraine headaches. After my initial consultation, I was scheduled for acupuncture twice weekly, and started feeling relief as soon as my first acupuncture Read more…

Summer Health Tips from an Acupuncturist

Every summer, we field a lot of Questions about natural ways to deal with common summer problems. Here are some of our tips: Bug Bites can be itchy and annoying. To help with itchiness and irritation associated with bug bites, we recommend using White Flower Oil. For toenail fungus, Wan Hua Oil works great! One can acquire a burn injury from fireworks and grilling, among other things. To ease the pain and discomfort, we recommend Read more…

Healthy Eating Starts With The Cookware!

The following information found at Health Canada The Issue Pots, pans and other cookware are made from a variety of materials. These materials can enter the food that we cook in them. Most of the time, this is harmless. However, care should be taken with some materials. Background Most of the cookware in Canada is safe to use for daily meal preparation, as long as you maintain it well and use it as intended. However, Read more…