A Body in Motion: Chinese Medicine and Exercise

Exercise and Flow in Chinese Medicine

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

Hormones, Hot Flashes, 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

The Truth About Sciatica

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Sciatica is literally a pain in the butt. And in the leg. And sometimes in the foot. If you’ve ever suffered from sciatic pain, you are no stranger to the deep nagging pain that radiates sometimes from your lower back, through your butt, and down the back or side of your leg. It makes . . . → Read More: The Truth About Sciatica

What You Need to Know About Pain and Acupuncture

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A couple of weeks ago, I hurt my neck doing absolutely nothing. Seriously, I turned my head in a weird way, and where there was nothing a moment before, I suddenly had a sharp, nagging pain that stayed with me for several days. It took some heat, a little acupuncture, and some rest, and . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About Pain and Acupuncture

Sleep Apnea, Menopause, and Acupuncture

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When I think about sleep apnea, I picture in my mind’s eye some big dude sawing wood, snoring up a storm, and thrashing around all night long. What I don’t picture is a woman going through menopause and struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

While it’s true that more men than women have . . . → Read More: Sleep Apnea, Menopause, and Acupuncture