TCM Featured in Wall Street Journal

TweetGreat article in today’s Wall Street Journal about how traditional Chinese medicine diagnostics are being clinically investigated for modern day application.  The idea of a ‘hot’ constitution and ‘cold’ constitution is such a principle concept in TCM and could some day be as well in biomedicine! Click here to read the article.  Read More

Why Every Busy Woman Should try Acupuncture

Tweet   Image credit Shape.com I came across a great article posted on Shape Magazine’s website entitled, Why Every Busy Woman Should try Acupuncture. I knew I had to share this piece with all of you. Generally, we are the quintessential type-A women, running around New York City trying to accomplish a million tasks in one day.  As you will read, Renee Woodruff decided to try acupuncture without seeking treatment for a particular condition.... Read More

Fertility and Acupuncture

Tweet It seems like every time hear or read about acupuncture on television or in newspapers lately, it is mentioned simultaneously with pregnancy and infertility. But does acupuncture really help women become pregnant? I thought I’d share this article, “The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment,’ by Colette Bouchez and reviewed by Dr. Nazario on Web MD, as I thought it was very interesting. As you will see, the article outlines many ways in... Read More

Be Good to Your Qi!

Tweet As an acupuncturist, much of my life revolves around Qi. I spend my days moving it, boosting it, and sending it in the right direction to resolve a variety of issues that occur within the human body. But what is it? There are essentially two types of Qi in our bodies: the kind we inherit and are born with, and the kind that we can cultivate here on Earth. I’ll give you the bad news first: the “pre-natal” Qi that we are born with cannot... Read More

Interesting Acupuncture Facts

TweetHere are some historical highlights of where acupuncture needles came from, how they evolved, and how they are used today: Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net   *The earliest acupuncture devices were made of stone. These were not used to pierce the skin, but rather to press on acupuncture points. *Before metal needles, historians think thorns, bamboo slivers, or sharpened bone were used to stimulate acupuncture points. *The oldest acupuncture... Read More

Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

TweetImage courtesy of FreeDigitalDownloads.net Acupuncture has been used to treat skin complaints and reduce signs of aging for centuries. In fact, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, has a recorded history going as far back as China’s Sung Dynasty (960AD – 1270AD), when the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines used it to engender beauty and good health. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can improve muscle... Read More

Study: Acupuncture Lessens Depression Symptoms During Pregnancy

TweetA great alternative for pregnant women who feel depressed. A Stanford study shows that acupuncture lessens depression symptoms: Acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression symptoms during pregnancy, according to a first-of-its-kind study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The study authors, led by Rachel Manbar, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, said they hope the results will raise... Read More

Acupuncture and Pain

TweetBelow is a blurb from the Wall Street Journal about Acupuncture that I found share-worthy: The compound adenosine is key to acupuncture’s effectiveness, according to a study in Nature Neuroscience. Despite acupuncture’s 4,000-year history, little is known about the biological pathways that enable carefully placed needles to relieve pain in many patients. Researchers mimicked acupuncture in mice by placing and gradually rotating a needle... Read More

NY Times Discusses Acupuncture Benefits

TweetThe below article from last week’s New York Times discusses how many people are finding relief for common health issues using acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Marcus Berardino, 41, a massage therapist and yoga instructor in Brooklyn, swears by the acupuncture treatments he receives regularly. “Combined with other natural remedies like biking, healthy eating and a little daily meditating,” he said, “it keeps me healthy and fairly... Read More

Decoding an Ancient Therapy

Tweet“Acupuncture has long baffled medical experts and no wonder: It holds that an invisible life force called qi (pronounced chee) travels up and down the body in 14 meridians. Illness and pain are due to blockages and imbalances in qi. Inserting thin needles into the body at precise points can unblock the meridians, practitioners believe, and treat everything from arthritis and asthma to anxiety, acne and infertility.” Above is an... Read More