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
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?
When I was a teenager I witnessed a scary incident that involved a panicky young horse that was injured while being moved to his new home. Fortunately, the accident looked far worse than it was, and the horse arrived at his new digs shaken and bruised, but able to make a full recovery.
However, . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD
I can remember the first time I ever walked into an herbal pharmacy. It was at the acupuncture school that I would later attend, and I was being given the twenty-five cent tour. When we walked into the pharmacy, I was awestruck to see that such a thing existed in the United States. Along . . . → Read More: Nine Reasons to Take Chinese Herbs
Ginger is the chameleon of the food and herb world. In Chinese medicine it’s considered both an herb and a food. It’s used in candy, baked goods, curries, and stir fries because it flat out tastes good. In Chinese medicine, ginger is a common ingredient in many healing herbal formulas. Here are some things . . . → Read More: Twelve Things You Need to Know About Ginger
It’s the rare person that can’t remember their first time…uh, having acupuncture. For me it was about twenty years ago, when a groin pull had me completely hobbled, threatening to ruin an upcoming backpacking trip. I went to my Western doc early on, and got a whole lot of ibuprofen for my efforts. After . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Beginners
When I began the practice of acupuncture over a decade ago, I never thought that I would treat women with infertility issues. It felt complicated and out of my league. But one day a young woman came to me who had been trying to conceive for years, and from a Chinese medical standpoint, her . . . → Read More: Infertility: Five Common Patterns of Imbalance in Chinese Medicine
Hangovers are an exercise in regret. No matter how much fun I had last night, when the room is spinning, my head is pounding, and my stomach is in turmoil, I always regret that last drink…or two…or three. There is always the wish that I could go back in time and have a do-over. . . . → Read More: Hangover Help Using Chinese Medicine