Surviving Winter with Chinese Medicine

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Winter is hard. It’s cold, messy, and takes some getting used to. Every fall, I get into a little funk thinking about what’s to come in the months ahead—the snow, lack of sunlight, and chipping ice off my windshield. When you really think about it, winter pretty much sucks.

However, it also serves a . . . → Read More: Surviving Winter with Chinese Medicine

The Healing Power of Smell

Have you ever caught a whiff of some smell that immediately brought you back to your childhood? It may be the smell of bread or cookies baking, the scent of a plant that grew near your childhood home, or the familiar smell of a building where you spent a lot of time as a . . . → Read More: The Healing Power of Smell

Cloudy With a Chance of Aches and Pains

Weather, health, and Chinese medicine

I love the early days of autumn! It’s still hot during the daytime, but the nights are beginning to cool off. The oppressive humidity of July and early August is gone, and in its place are dry, sharp days with a deep blue sky and nights with a cool edge that is perfect for . . . → Read More: Cloudy With a Chance of Aches and Pains

A Body in Motion: Chinese Medicine and Exercise

I grew up in a swimming pool. My Dad was a swimmer both in college and during World War II, and he expected us kids to be swimmers, too. I remember every summer weekday practicing at the local swim club, come rain or shine. Saturday mornings were devoted to meets to test our skills . . . → Read More: A Body in Motion: Chinese Medicine and Exercise

Back in the Swing: Treating Golfer's Elbow with Acupuncture

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Over the years in my acupuncture practice, I occasionally will have a patient who wants to know if acupuncture can help their golf game. One came to me for a bad case of the yips. Apparently every time he swung the club, he would tense up or twitch, throwing his game out the window. . . . → Read More: Back in the Swing: Treating Golfer’s Elbow with Acupuncture

Knock Out Knee Pain with Acupuncture

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As a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, there are some conditions that are a challenge to treat and some that are fairly easy. I like to see patients with knee pain, because acupuncture is an effective treatment, and those patients usually leave happy and feeling much better.

There are a number of causes . . . → Read More: Knock Out Knee Pain with Acupuncture

How to Calm Restless Leg Syndrome

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You’ve had a long day, and you’re tired. You get ready for bed, crawl in, and wait for sweet sleep to arrive. Only instead of drifting off to dreamland, your legs come alive. You may want to sleep, but your legs want to dance, and twitch, and jump. This is the reality of Restless . . . → Read More: How to Calm Restless Leg Syndrome

Help for Plantar Fasciitis

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It’s easy not to think about your health until something goes wrong. That’s especially true when you think about the health of your feet. They are workhorses that walk, dance, run, skip, and jump–until something happens. And when your feet hurt, your entire life is changed. You begin to think about comfort rather than . . . → Read More: Help for Plantar Fasciitis

Ears, Hearing, and Chinese Medicine

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About a week ago, I caught a head cold. It was the kind of cold where my nose ran continually, to the point that I felt like I was losing brain matter. Then for a couple of days my right ear plugged up, making everything sound like my head was trapped in a tin. . . . → Read More: Hearing, Tinnitus, and Chinese Medicine

Heat, Hormones, and Chinese Medicine

Dear Acupuncture in the Park, why is it that some women have hot flashes into their seventies and even eighties? My poor mother still has what appears to be hot flashes several times a day, and she’s 76. She thinks she was just unlucky in the menopause lottery. What’s going on?

Answer: It’s not . . . → Read More: Heat, Hormones, and Chinese Medicine