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...
Chinese medicine for diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Chinese medicine for diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Most folks know there are two kinds of diabetes. Type 1 is caused by the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas failing to do their job. There are a variety of reasons for this but the result is the same. People with Type 1 are dependent on insulin from an external...
Giving up tobacco is not an event; it’s a process

Giving up tobacco is not an event; it’s a process

  Becoming a non-smoker is more than giving up nicotine, getting out it of your bloodstream and having your chemistry adjust to that new reality. It is not simply about giving up a habit; it is about cultivating new ones. Becoming free of tobacco is not a flash...
Cupping 2.0: vacuum therapy that doesn’t suck

Cupping 2.0: vacuum therapy that doesn’t suck

Anyone who has experienced the deep relief from muscle tension that cupping provides knows about the transformative affect of decompression on tissues that seem to have shrunken and contorted themselves into a puzzle of knots and contraction. The traditional Chinese...
But, I don’t have a diagnosis

But, I don’t have a diagnosis

Recently a number of people have asked, “What would be the kind of problem one would bring to acupuncturist for treatment?” I hear the unspoken the question laying softly behind the one voiced, the one that goes “Don't I need a reason, a diagnosis; a...
Whiplash: fascia and the magic of decompression therapy

Whiplash: fascia and the magic of decompression therapy

We usually only think about pulled muscles, whip-snapped ligaments and damage to cervical disks when suffering the aftermath of a whiplash injury. An injury like this will shake you to your bones, and the resulting stiffness and soreness is an achingly poignant...
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