It seems that when the weather warms up, some women do too. More specifically, I tend to see more women seeking acupuncture treatment for menopausal symptoms during the warmer months. Don’t get me wrong–we see women struggling with hot flashes, night sweats, and menopause-related insomnia all year long; it just seems that we see . . . → Read More: My Favorite Herbal Formulas for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
I had a woman* in my clinic recently who had a bad case of chronic eye twitches. Not that anyone could see them, but they were driving her nuts. In most cases eye twitches, or tics, are fairly short lived, lasting less than a day (and often only for seconds), but this woman had . . . → Read More: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Eye Tics
At Acupuncture in the Park we see a number of patients who are taking prescription medications. We also see a lot who are trying to avoid having to take Western medications or who are trying to get off these drugs altogether. Sometimes these patients assume that because we practice Chinese medicine, we are completely . . . → Read More: Western Medications and Chinese Herbs
Whenever someone asks me what I do for a living, I tell them that I’m an acupuncturist. This is a half-truth, as I am really a practitioner of Chinese medicine. To most people, this may feel like nit picking, but in reality there is a big difference. That’s because acupuncture is only one method . . . → Read More: The Healing Modalities of Chinese Medicine
For some, Chinese herbal medicine feels confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. You can tap into this incredible healing tool just by pushing your cart through the grocery store, because many Chinese herbs are found there. . . . → Read More: Thirteen Chinese Herbs Found at Your Grocery Store
The common cold is a miserable thing. You feel sick, but not really sick enough to stay home from work. You think your runny nose is finally getting better, but then the whole thing sinks into your chest or you lose your voice. You’re achy, your throat hurts, and you can’t sleep.
What . . . → Read More: Treating the Common Cold with Chinese Medicine
When we think about Chinese medicine, most of us immediately think of acupuncture, however, the use of herbs in healing is a cornerstone of Chinese medicine, too. The theory behind herbal medicine is that each herb exerts several different effects on the body through its inherent temperature, actions, and the organ(s) that it affects. . . . → Read More: Ten Foods Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine