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Got a Lump in Your Throat? Here’s What You Need to Know
Got a Lump in Your Throat? Here’s What You Need to Know
Over twenty years ago, during my first trimester of acupuncture school I developed this weird sensation in my throat that felt like a lump. I could eat and ...
01-24-2022
Time to Update Our Pandemic Plan
Time to Update Our Pandemic Plan
"Marcus Welby, M.D." was a popular TV show that first aired in 1969 and ran until 1976. Robert Young portrayed this ever-lovable, caring, and compassionate general practitioner who ...
01-23-2022
Easy Tea Drinker’s Tip to Heart Health
Easy Tea Drinker’s Tip to Heart Health
In completing a mega-analysis of studies that examined drinking green tea and its effects on cholesterol, researchers are optimistic. (Do I hear the applause for Traditional Chinese Medicine advice???) Although ...
01-22-2022
Chiropractic Maintenance
Chiropractic Maintenance
Talks about prevention within a chiropractic office don’t occur as often as the normative lower back and neck pain talks typically will. Many times, patients will come to ...
01-22-2022
9 Amazing Health Benefits of Tulsi
9 Amazing Health Benefits of Tulsi
For approximately three millennia, people living in India have revered tulsi (Ocimum sanctum; also known as holy basil) as a therapeutic herb for a wide range of uses, ...
01-20-2022
The Right Way to Cut Carbs and Sugar
The Right Way to Cut Carbs and Sugar
One of my patients—who had been struggling with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, and the cost of her medications—agreed in June 2019 to adopt a more whole-food, plant-based diet. Excited ...
01-20-2022
Turning the Tide on Addiction
Turning the Tide on Addiction
The consuming nature of addiction means that by its very definition, it's an isolating chronic disease. It manifests in various forms that permeate the fabric of society, destroying ...
01-20-2022
How to Grow and Harvest Chamomile
How to Grow and Harvest Chamomile
The Chamomile plant may be the easiest herb on earth to grow. Most herbs are pretty simple – plant, prune, contain. Chamomile, with its delicate, apple-like aroma, self-seeds ...
01-20-2022
Winter and Kidney Health
Winter and Kidney Health
Each of us is blessed with two kidneys located in the upper abdomen; they sit against the back muscles on either side of the spine and are about ...
01-19-2022
The Promise of Organ Transplants
The Promise of Organ Transplants
On Dec. 3, 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant in Groote Schuur Hospital, Capetown, South Africa. The patient, Louis Washkansky, was terminally ...
01-18-2022
A Very Useful Acupuncture Point
A Very Useful Acupuncture Point
Acupuncture is an art, not a science. As such, all acupuncturists work just a little differently from one another. It’s been said that we acupuncturists have a relationship ...
01-17-2022
It’s Time to Shore Up for Spring
It’s Time to Shore Up for Spring
A solar term is a period of about two weeks and is based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. Solar terms form the traditional Chinese calendar system. ...
01-14-2022
Liver 3 – A Wonderful Acupuncture Point
Liver 3 – A Wonderful Acupuncture Point
Liver 3 (Taichong/Great Rushing) is a very popular acupuncture point that I use everyday in my Chicago acupuncture practice. It is often a sensitive point when rubbed or needled so many of ...
01-13-2022
The Chinese Medicine Approach to Sleep
The Chinese Medicine Approach to Sleep
If you have experienced insomnia, you know that having sleep problems is miserable. It affects every aspect of your life, especially if it’s chronic. Insomnia may affect you differently ...
01-11-2022
Healing Winter Woes with Gentle Cell Salts
Healing Winter Woes with Gentle Cell Salts
With cooler temps setting in for the long winter season ahead (and snow falling here in the Northwest), immunity is definitely on my mind. In order to make ...
01-11-2022
The History of Anesthesia
The History of Anesthesia
Anesthesia as pain relief is amazing, and we still have trouble understanding how it really works. What we do know is that it has played an important role ...
01-11-2022
Tips for a Healthier 2022
Tips for a Healthier 2022
I—and many of you I suspect—use this time of year to decide what we can do to have the best year possible. A new year represents new possibilities ...
01-10-2022
7 Surprising Ways to Fight Colds and Flu
7 Surprising Ways to Fight Colds and Flu
With temperatures plummeting around the country, cold and flu season is upon us. There was such an overwhelming response to my blog Viral Vigilance that I knew this was a topic that ...
01-8-2022
Anger Just Might Be Your Liver Talking
Anger Just Might Be Your Liver Talking
It's difficult to imagine our internal organs having an influence on how we feel. Most of us see emotions as responses to external situations, or internal thoughts. But ...
01-6-2022
Wellness Tips for the Coldest Time of Year
Wellness Tips for the Coldest Time of Year
A solar term is a period of about two weeks and is based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. Solar terms form the traditional Chinese calendar system. ...
01-5-2022
6 Rich People Habits That Will Change Your Life
6 Rich People Habits That Will Change Your Life
Successful people attribute habits that they follow as the secret to their success. In fact, that’s why it’s so common to come across lists highlighting these “habits of ...
01-4-2022
Why Ginger Is the Ultimate Winter Ingredient
Why Ginger Is the Ultimate Winter Ingredient
As a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I frequently employ both herbal medicine and Chinese food therapy in treating my patients. While both herbs and foods have ...
01-3-2022
The Nature of Clutter in Chinese Medicine
The Nature of Clutter in Chinese Medicine
Clutter! It’s unsightly, messy, and chaotic. It can make you feel unsettled or downright anxious when you walk into an area messy with stuff. It seems that in our ...
01-2-2022
Ancient Tales of Wisdom: ‘Male Left, Female Right’—Yin and Yang in Traditional Culture
Ancient Tales of Wisdom: ‘Male Left, Female Right’—Yin and Yang in Traditional Culture
Ancient tales of wisdom remind us of the traditions and moral values that have been treasured all over the world. We hope the stories and messages in our ...
12-31-2021
The History of the Antibiotic
The History of the Antibiotic
While many people believe that penicillin was the first antibiotic, they would be wrong by only a few thousand years. Various molds and plant extracts have been used ...
12-28-2021
What Does Your Acupuncturist Really Know?
What Does Your Acupuncturist Really Know?
There is a lot of outrage and unkindness in our country, today more than ever. I get it. The polarization in the United States has come down to ...
12-27-2021
The Sometimes Strange History of the X-Ray
The Sometimes Strange History of the X-Ray
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the X-ray in Germany in 1895 as he experimented with cathode rays. He used a cathode tube and covered it with a heavy black ...
12-23-2021