inflammation, acupuncture, nutrition, pain, chronic, illness, fatigue, fibromyalgia

Inflammation and Nutrition

   Inflammation is an immune system response to harmful stimuli such as damaged cells, pathogens or other irritants.  It plays the biggest role in how long people live and how well they retain their mental sharpness as they age.   High levels of inflammation have been associated with a number of diseases that can shave[…]

TCM, traditional chinese medicine, cupping , fire cupping, alternative treatments, oriental medicine

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.   Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pump). One way to think about this ancient therapy, is that[…]

plantar fasciitis, foot pain, heel pain, arch pain, running. TCM, traditional chinese medicine , alternative treatments, oriental medicine

Plantar Fasciitis : Relief with Acupuncture

Plantar fasciitis can be successfully treated with acupuncture. Plantar fasciitis can be successfully treated with acupuncture.  In my personal acupuncture practice, I have treated many people over the last 14 years for this condition. Acupuncture has been most successful when administered as soon as the plantar symptoms show up. Around 90% of the patients I’ve[…]

flu, acupuncture, prevent, treat, cold, common cold

Flu and Common Cold – Acupuncture can prevent and treat

Flu  Acupuncture for flu? You might think of acupuncture as a method of treating chronic pain but this form of traditional Chinese medicine that is over 5,000 years old, could also help you avoid colds and flu this winter. From an Eastern medical philosophy, acupuncture works by balancing and harmonizing qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital,[…]