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

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

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

Can Acupuncture Help Rotator Cuff Injuries?

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Your shoulder is an amazing thing. It can carry groceries, throw a fastball, high five a pal, comb your hair, and shrug when you don’t know the answer. It’s one of the most versatile joints in your body, able to move in almost any direction. That versatility comes with a price, however, which is . . . → Read More: Can Acupuncture Help Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Five Things to Know About Back Pain

Like a lightning bolt out of the blue, back pain seems to strike at the most unlikely of times. It can be set off by some seemingly harmless activity like reaching for soap in the shower, trying to grab something from under the bed, or simply by putting on your shoes. When it happens, . . . → Read More: Five Things to Know About Back Pain

Rx for Fall Allergies

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When I was a kid, allergies were something that was not on my radar. I grew up in a large family, and one of my sisters seemed to suffer for all the rest of us. She walked around the house with red eyes, a stuffy nose, and a tissue in hand. I know she . . . → Read More: Rx for Fall Allergies

Acupuncture for Tooth Clenching: Seven Things You Should Know

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I don’t get stressed out often–at least I don’t think I do. However, I know that things are getting out of hand when my teeth start hurting. While stress and my teeth may seem unrelated, I know that when my teeth get sore or sensitive, I am unconsciously clenching them. It’s my wake-up call . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Tooth Clenching: Seven Things You Should Know

Why Am I So Tired?

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As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I work with many patients who are flat out tired. They struggle to get out of bed in the morning, poop out at night, or don’t have the energy to do the things they want to do throughout the day. Some come to me because exhaustion is their . . . → Read More: Why Am I So Tired?

Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

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When I was a teenager I witnessed a scary incident that involved a panicky young horse that was injured while being moved to his new home. Fortunately, the accident looked far worse than it was, and the horse arrived at his new digs shaken and bruised, but able to make a full recovery.

However, . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress – PTSD

Upper Back and Shoulder Pain and Our Evolving Bodies

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About a month ago I attended an acupuncture symposium, at which the keynote speaker talked about treating musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Early on in his presentation he made the remark that the bodies he treated thirty years ago are very different from those he treats today.

It took a minute for me to understand . . . → Read More: Upper Back and Shoulder Pain and Our Evolving Bodies