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

Acupuncture for leg pain

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

Acupuncture clinic in Minneapolis

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

Chinese Medicine and Why You Don't Sleep

Chinese medicine for sleeplessness

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

Acupuncture and Lung Health

Healing Your Lungs with Chinese Medicine

Lately, we’ve been seeing a number of patients here at Acupuncture in the Park who have been struggling with lung issues. Beyond seeing lots of patients with seasonal allergies this hay fever season, we’ve also seen people suffering from pneumonia, pleurisy, and even pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs). While acupuncture shouldn’t be . . . → Read More: Acupuncture and Lung Health