Orthorexia: The Curse of Righteous Eating

Acupuncture and dietary therapy for orthorexia

It’s a good thing to want to eat healthfully. With the rising incidence of diabetes, obesity, and other food-related diseases, making good food choices is an obvious step toward better health. However, what if that desire to eat healthfully gets out of control? It happens, and there’s a name for it—orthorexia.

Most people who . . . → Read More: Orthorexia: The Curse of Righteous Eating

Baby Maybe? Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture, IVF, and Twins

Over the past several years, we have seen more women than ever before seeking our acupuncture services for help in getting pregnant. Surprisingly, fertility issues affect about 15 percent of couples in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and there seems to be a a number of reasons that this is . . . → Read More: Baby Maybe? Acupuncture for Infertility

Help for Your Feet With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Foot health

When a patient walks into my acupuncture clinic, I can frequently tell the state of their health just by looking at their face. Everything from the sparkle in their eyes to the color of their face tell me a little bit about how things are going for that patient. Similarly, it is almost as . . . → Read More: Help for Your Feet With Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Take Care of Your Legs with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Your legs are incredible things. They walk, run, dance, take stairs two at a time, and carry a lot of weight. You probably don’t think much about your legs until they start to give you problems. In addition, you may not think much about acupuncture when your legs are acting up, but you should. . . . → Read More: Take Care of Your Legs with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Wine-Making and Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine in making wine

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

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

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Chinese medicine 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

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Eye Tics

Acupuncture for eye tics

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

Tips for Fighting Off the Common Cold

Chinese medicine for the common cold

It’s going around right now; most people just call it the crud. It’s a particularly contagious upper respiratory infection–or maybe it’s the flu. Either way, it starts with a really sore throat, then your nose starts running like a faucet, and finally this alien being settles in your chest for about three weeks causing . . . → Read More: Tips for Fighting Off the Common Cold

Seven Tips for Better Sleep

Acupuncture for sleeplessness

If you struggle with sleeplessness, you’re not alone. Most people have insomnia of one kind or another at some point in their lives. The inability to sleep may take the form of a racing mind when you first go to bed, early waking, restless sleep, or being awake the entire night.

How insomnia is . . . → Read More: Seven Tips for Better Sleep