Many practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine incorporate herbs into their arsenal of healing tools. They do so because an herbal formula can enhance and prolong the effects of your acupuncture treatment. In addition, a practitioner can tailor a combination of herbs to suit your exact needs.
Chinese herbs almost always are a combination . . . → Read More: Seven Ways to Take Chinese Herbs
Your legs are incredible things. They walk, run, dance, take stairs two at a time, and carry a lot of weight. You probably don’t think much about your legs until they start to give you problems. In addition, you may not think much about acupuncture when your legs are acting up, but you should. . . . → Read More: Take Care of Your Legs with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Dear Acupuncture in the Park-
I’ve been to an acupuncturist, and they are telling me that the source of my health problems are related to my diet. If that’s the case, why would I visit my acupuncturist for diet advice instead of a nutritionist?
The Chinese have a saying that . . . → Read More: Why Choose Chinese Food Therapy?
As an acupuncturist, I find myself explaining the concepts of Chinese medicine through the use of metaphors. I often compare the health of our bodies to that a farmer’s field. To be in the best health possible, we need nourishment in the form of good food, hydration, adequate sleep, and clean air to breathe. . . . → Read More: Wine-Making and Chinese Medicine
At Acupuncture in the Park, we have worked with a number of women seeking acupuncture for infertility issues. We have found that most couples going through fertility treatments will do almost anything to increase their chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby. For many, that has meant IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), in which . . . → Read More: IVF, Twins, and the Role of Acupuncture
Dear Acupuncture in the Park:
Why do you guys ask so many questions? Some of your questions are unrelated to what brought me in to see you in the first place. My Western doctor doesn’t do that. What’s up?
Curious Acupuncture Patient
That’s a great question! As practitioners of Chinese . . . → Read More: Why Does My Acupuncturist Ask So Many Questions?
Every once in a while, I’ll come across someone who, in talking about acupuncture, will tell me that they had a friend or a family member who tried acupuncture once—as in one time—and it didn’t work. I’m always amazed and curious as to what that one-timer was thinking. Did they think acupuncture was a . . . → Read More: My Friend Tried Acupuncture Once
In my acupuncture clinic I have never treated a patient for depression who was keen to take antidepressant medications over the long term for their condition. Most of the people I see either have hesitations about taking antidepressants, or take them but are trying to get off. Most are seeking out acupuncture as a . . . → Read More: Acupuncture is an Effective Option for Treating Depression
Almost daily we see patients who are taking or are thinking about taking antidepressant medications. In most cases, these patients either want to lower their dose, get off these medications, or avoid taking them altogether. However, they also don’t want to feel depressed or anxious.
The most frequently prescribed antidepressants are in a class . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Withdrawal from SSRI Antidepressants