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...
Cupping FAQ

Cupping FAQ

How does cupping work? Cupping employs the localized use of negative pressure (vacuum) to reverse the centripetal pull of gravity. Simply stated, it uses gentle, controlled suction to open up muscle tissue and vastly increase local circulation of blood and fluids....
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Prostate Conditions

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Prostate Conditions

  Perhaps it is a reflection of the upbringing that most men had, the notion that males are strong and silent, and that boys don’t cry. We don’t talk about how the rates of prostate cancer are almost exactly the same as rates of breast cancer in...