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
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
Over the years at Acupuncture in the Park, we’ve found that it’s the rare person who sleeps really well; that person who drifts off easily, stays asleep all night long, and wakes refreshed in the morning ready to take on the day. Why is that?
As kids, sleep seemed pretty simple–you were tired at . . . → Read More: Chinese Medicine and Why You Don’t Sleep
Dan* called Acupuncture in the Park out of the blue a couple of months ago. I had seen Dan for low back and hip pain a couple of years ago, but now his hip was really bothering him and he wanted to know if I could help. Apparently he had been limping along with really intense . . . → Read More: The Role of Acupuncture in Joint Replacement
Briana’s* case was a typical one for someone with shoulder pain. She came to us complaining of achy pain in the front and side of her shoulder. The pain began slowly, but kept getting worse. While Briana’s pain was dull and achy most of the time, as soon as she tried to raise her . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Rotator Cuff Pain
W. C. Fields, the famous comedian in the early part of the 1900’s, was known for his humorous dislike of women, children, and dogs. Part of his act was his hard-drinking persona, with his enlarged, red nose from too much drink. While W. C. Fields may have been a power drinker, his big nose was from . . . → Read More: Treating Rosacea with Acupuncture
We see a lot of patients at Acupuncture in the Park with fatigue. For some, overwhelming exhaustion is what brings them into the clinic. For others, fatigue is a secondary symptom to some other problem.
Fatigue can manifest in a number of different ways. Some people are so completely exhausted that they have difficulty . . . → Read More: Patterns of Fatigue in Chinese Medicine