There is a saying in Chinese medicine: Where there is free flow there is no pain. Where there is pain there is no free flow. Before pain happens there is a circulatory disturbance of qi or blood. The energetic movement of blood being propelled through the vessels is a manifestation of yang energy. The containment… Continue reading Circulatory Disorders: the Yin and Yang
Whether emotional, physical, or mental it seems that almost everyone suffers with some type of fatigue. How does acupuncture help fatigue? In short, by addressing the patient as a whole being. Understanding the underlying constitution of the person is the first step. This involves covering the bases by questioning, palpation and pulse taking to formulate… Continue reading Treating Fatigue with Acupuncture
Over the years, I have treated many issues that have been directly or indirectly related to disturbances in nerve healing. Examples include trigeminal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, pelvic nerve pain, and neuropathy secondary to muscle and soft tissue injury of joints and tissues. I have been truly astounded by how effective acupuncture treatment… Continue reading Neuralgias and nerve pain: Success with acupuncture
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The Metal element dominates the season of Autumn. In the Five Element theory, an ancient view of how nature and man interact, each of the elements is discrete, yet also dependent on every other element. The five elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. In a nutshell, each element corresponds with an organ and… Continue reading Season of the Lung