Seven Surprising Conditions Your Acupuncturist Can Treat

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When I first opened my practice many years ago, I thought that most of the people I would be treating would have some kind of pain or overuse injury. In my previous career, I spent years researching women’s health and sports. So when I hung out my shingle, I just assumed that I would . . . → Read More: Seven Surprising Conditions Your Acupuncturist Can Treat

When Food is Medicine

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I was an incredibly picky eater as a kid. Dinnertime was a stressful battle between me, my parents, and the green stuff on my plate—most of which came from a can or the freezer and was cooked to within an inch of its life. It wasn’t until I discovered spinach salad with creamy ranch . . . → Read More: When Food is Medicine

Chinese Medicine and Sweets: Nine Things You Need to Know

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It’s a struggle getting through the holidays and eating well. If you’re like me, you have been gifted with plates of frosted cookies, candy canes, and all manner of chocolate treats. This celebrating with sweet treats hasn’t changed much since I was a child, in which every holiday was be celebrated with a love-fest . . . → Read More: Chinese Medicine and Sweets: Nine Things You Need to Know

Can Acupuncture Help Rotator Cuff Injuries?

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Your shoulder is an amazing thing. It can carry groceries, throw a fastball, high five a pal, comb your hair, and shrug when you don’t know the answer. It’s one of the most versatile joints in your body, able to move in almost any direction. That versatility comes with a price, however, which is . . . → Read More: Can Acupuncture Help Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Five Things to Know About Back Pain

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Like a lightning bolt out of the blue, back pain seems to strike at the most unlikely of times. It can be set off by some seemingly harmless activity like reaching for soap in the shower, trying to grab something from under the bed, or simply by putting on your shoes. When it happens, . . . → Read More: Five Things to Know About Back Pain

Five Truths About Cosmetic Acupuncture

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We live in a time and place that values youth and beauty, sometimes above all else. Billions of dollars are spent annually by both women and men attempting to hold onto that elusive glowing, wrinkle-free look of their youth, which becomes increasingly difficult to do as we age.

Chinese medicine offers up a solution . . . → Read More: Five Truths About Cosmetic Acupuncture

Dry Skin Solutions

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I love being an acupuncturist, except for one thing. Every fall and throughout the winter, my hands dry out from all the washing in between patients. It’s only October, and already my hands are chapped. They catch on everything I touch, and no amount of lotions seems to rehydrate my skin completely. Furthermore, when . . . → Read More: Dry Skin Solutions

Rx for Fall Allergies

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When I was a kid, allergies were something that was not on my radar. I grew up in a large family, and one of my sisters seemed to suffer for all the rest of us. She walked around the house with red eyes, a stuffy nose, and a tissue in hand. I know she . . . → Read More: Rx for Fall Allergies

Acupuncture for Tooth Clenching: Seven Things You Should Know

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I don’t get stressed out often–at least I don’t think I do. However, I know that things are getting out of hand when my teeth start hurting. While stress and my teeth may seem unrelated, I know that when my teeth get sore or sensitive, I am unconsciously clenching them. It’s my wake-up call . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Tooth Clenching: Seven Things You Should Know

Why Am I So Tired?

Why Am I So Tired?

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I work with many patients who are flat out tired. They struggle to get out of bed in the morning, poop out at night, or don’t have the energy to do the things they want to do throughout the day. Some come to me because exhaustion is their . . . → Read More: Why Am I So Tired?