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Disc Herniation and Acupuncture: Notes from a Senior Acupuncturist

You've been given a diagnosis of disk herniation.  Here is a brief explanation, video and treatment options to assist your recovery. Herniated, ruptured, prolapsed intervertebral disk; disk syndrome. Etiology: Spinal vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous disks that consist of an outer annulus fibrosus and an inner nucleus pulposus.  Degenerative changes (with or without trauma) result … Continue reading Disc Herniation and Acupuncture: Notes from a Senior Acupuncturist

Migraines! Acupuncture is excellent in the treatment of Migraines

Acupuncture is an excellent choice for those experiencing migraines and other types of headaches. There is extensive information within the Traditional Chinese Medicine literature that supports the successful treatment of migraines and headaches.  In fact, there are specific primary points that are used in all types of headaches.  However the secret to a complete and … Continue reading Migraines! Acupuncture is excellent in the treatment of Migraines

Taking Responsibility for Our Happiness

With everything that one does, one is on a constant search for happiness or wellbeing.  Wellbeing is a state characterized by health, happiness and prosperity or a good and satisfactory condition of existence. We can change our wellbeing through the practice of mindfulness training. In the following video (click here), Professor Richard Davidson of the … Continue reading Taking Responsibility for Our Happiness

Our Heart’s Desires, Making Career Choices and Engaging with Others

I was inspired by a recent blog about how we interact with others. In initial encounters, we often ask what do you do? Perhaps a more engaging question might be, how did you get into your profession? I chose acupuncture based on self-inquiry through reading the book and doing the exercises in “What Color is … Continue reading Our Heart’s Desires, Making Career Choices and Engaging with Others

Acupuncture Research for Painful Periods

Exciting news for menstruating women! A new study (click here for more information!) has revealed acupuncture treatment significantly reduces the intensity and duration of period pain, including symptoms such as bloating, headaches and nausea. Better yet, these improvements were sustained for up to a year after treatment. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the main organ … Continue reading Acupuncture Research for Painful Periods

Acupuncture Treatment For Depression

According to Traditional Chinese Medical, depression falls into two categories: Liver Qi Stagnation or Deficiency involving either the Heart, Spleen, or Kidneys. Ancient literature states: “Anger makes Qi rise; joy slows down Qi; sadness dissolves Qi; fear makes Qi descend; shock scatters Qi; pensiveness or worry knots Qi.” The main treatment principle in mental/emotional problems … Continue reading Acupuncture Treatment For Depression

Allergy Symptoms on the Rise!

An increased number of patients with allergy symptoms in the summer has lead me to question what is the correlation with this season and allergies.  Allergies are often brought on by "improper eating habits, overwork and excess worry"...too many beers and fried foods on a hot afternoon are contributing factors. Certainly, from a Traditional Chinese … Continue reading Allergy Symptoms on the Rise!

When life gives you lemons make meringue pie

Why not? Life has ups and downs. The ocean does not fight against its waves. At it's depths it remains calm and stable. Why then do we resist our difficulties and only want the good experiences ? The other day we watched as flames took a beautiful home in our area. In that home were … Continue reading When life gives you lemons make meringue pie