Acupuncture for Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach empties too slowly.  The muscles responsible for moving food out of your stomach are either weakened or damaged, causing food to sit in your stomach.  The symptoms of gastroparesis can include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating, decreased appetite, and anxiety.  The possible causes of gastroparesis include . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Gastroparesis

Understanding Chinese Dietary Therapy

Acupuncture and dietary therapy for orthorexia

Many of the patients we treat at Acupuncture in the Park have conditions that are diet related.  That doesn’t mean that a patient is eating bad food; it means that they’re eating the wrong kinds of foods for their particular needs.  In most cases, a few dietary changes can help the healing process a . . . → Read More: Understanding Chinese Dietary Therapy

Seven Things to Know About Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss

In Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal formulas and food therapy are prescribed based on your individual needs. Your acupuncturist can help determine any imbalances and needs you may have and prescribe the right herbal formula or foods to help you accomplish your goals. . . . → Read More: Seven Things to Know About Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss

Why You Crave Sweets

You’ve just finished a great meal, and you’re really full. But you push your plate back and your next thought is, “What’s for dessert?” No matter how stuffed you are after a meal, there always seems to be a little room for something sweet. What’s with that?

According to Chinese medicine, there’s a logical . . . → Read More: Why You Crave Sweets

Chinese Food Therapy Recipes

We all want to be as healthy as possible, and in Chinese medicine, what you eat plays a huge role in the state of your health.  One important facet of Chinese medicine is food therapy, in which you eat the most appropriate foods for your body type and as a way to correct any . . . → Read More: Chinese Food Therapy Recipes

The Chinese Restaurant Way to Good Health

Many people are familiar with acupuncture, however many may not know that there are a number of other methods of treatment that come under the umbrella of Chinese medicine.  One of the most commonly used is food therapy—essentially using food to heal.

I frequently talk with my patients about their food choices.  Occasionally, a . . . → Read More: The Chinese Restaurant Way to Good Health

Eating Disorders and Chinese Medicine


From time to time we’re asked whether acupuncture can help someone with an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or obsessive overeating.  As with any condition, there is no one size fits all—everyone is different and heals at their own pace and in their own way.  That said, at Acupuncture in the Park, . . . → Read More: Eating Disorders and Chinese Medicine

Twenty Weight Loss Tips You Can Live With


Do you have certain articles of clothing in your closet that seem to shrink every winter?  They fit when you wore them the previous summer, but after a long winter, does every pair of shorts you own betray you by not getting past your hips?

It’s hard to admit that you may have . . . → Read More: Twenty Weight Loss Tips You Can Live With

Ten Foods Used in Chinese Herbal 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