Feeling Irritable?

Acupuncture clinic for stress

It is so interesting to me what causes people to finally decide it’s time to try acupuncture. You would think that things like back pain, headaches, and maybe some digestive issues would top the list of reasons, and for the most part they do. However, there is a fair percentage of people who finally . . . → Read More: Feeling Irritable?

Seven Things to Know About Spring and Your Chinese Liver

Seven things to know about your Chinese Liver

As a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I can see the impact that the weather and seasons have on my patients’ health. This winter was a tough one for everyone. Here in Minnesota, it was just too cold to go outdoors and enjoy the usual winter activities, so people who usually breeze through . . . → Read More: Seven Things to Know About Spring and Your Chinese Liver

Seven Ways to Take Chinese Herbs

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

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

Take Care of Your Legs with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for leg pain

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

Acupuncture for Athletes

Acupuncture to Boost Athletic Performance

Many years ago, a patient came to me for acupuncture to see if I could help him with his case of the Yips.  While this may sound like a funky skin condition, having the Yips is actually a golf term.  It’s when the golfer jumps, jerks, or pulls up just prior to putting the . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Athletes

Why Choose Chinese Food Therapy?

Acupuncture and dietary therapy

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?

Confused

 

Dear Confused-

The Chinese have a saying that . . . → Read More: Why Choose Chinese Food Therapy?

Wine-Making and Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine in making wine

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

IVF, Twins, and the Role of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, IVF, and Twins

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

Why Does My Acupuncturist Ask So Many Questions?

Acupuncture in the Park

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?

Sincerely,

Curious Acupuncture Patient

 

Dear Curious:

That’s a great question! As practitioners of Chinese . . . → Read More: Why Does My Acupuncturist Ask So Many Questions?

My Friend Tried Acupuncture Once

Minneapolis Acupuncture Clinic

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