As an acupuncturist, I find myself explaining the concepts of Chinese medicine through the use of metaphors. I often compare the health of our bodies to that a farmer’s field. To be in the best health possible, we need nourishment in the form of good food, hydration, adequate sleep, and clean air to breathe. . . . → Read More: Wine-Making and Chinese Medicine
At Acupuncture in the Park, we have worked with a number of women seeking acupuncture for infertility issues. We have found that most couples going through fertility treatments will do almost anything to increase their chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby. For many, that has meant IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), in which . . . → Read More: IVF, Twins, and the Role of Acupuncture
Almost daily we see patients who are taking or are thinking about taking antidepressant medications. In most cases, these patients either want to lower their dose, get off these medications, or avoid taking them altogether. However, they also don’t want to feel depressed or anxious.
The most frequently prescribed antidepressants are in a class . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Withdrawal from SSRI Antidepressants
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
At Acupuncture in the Park, pain relief is one of the most common treatments we perform. Many people believe that pain is a very simple thing: you have pain, and you want it to go away. Or at least you want it to be better.
For some people, pain is anything but simple. It . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Pain Relief
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
Score one for acupuncture! In a newly published review of over two dozen studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture, researchers concluded that acupuncture worked better than usual pain treatments for chronic headaches, back pain, and arthritis.
This analysis of previous research involved almost 18,000 people who rated their pain on a scale of 1 . . . → Read More: Does Acupuncture Work?