Treating back pain during pregnancy with acupuncture

Treating back pain during pregnancy with acupuncture

Back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint of women in the later stages of pregnancy. Not only is there the issue of a growing child pressing on the organs and skeletal structures in all kinds of curious ways, but also there are hormonal changes that make the...
Acupuncture Does Not Heal Like Biomedicine

Acupuncture Does Not Heal Like Biomedicine

Acupuncture does not heal like biomedicine. It is not a magic bullet synthesized to kill the source of suffering. It’s more like how the sun coming out after a week of cold drizzle will elevate your mood in a way that no pharmaceutical could come close to matching.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Many of us Westerners think acupuncture is either pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo or a miracle cure. It’s neither. Our unfamiliarity with it easily leads us to imagine it’s either a one-and-done treatment or wishful thinking.

Acupuncture for stress reduction and anxiety

Acupuncture for stress reduction and anxiety

I often walk into a palpable stillness when entering the room where someone has been marinating with needles for 20 or 30 minutes. That hinge between moments of eternity that is neither sleep nor waking is a common experience for many. While many patients come to the...
Ten Things You Probably Did Not Know About Acupuncture

Ten Things You Probably Did Not Know About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is not just for treating pain. You don't have to “believe” in it for it to work. For that matter, the practitioner does not even need to believe in it for it to work. Anxiety or depression are not simply psychological problems. There are no...