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

Signs and Symptoms of Liver Qi Stagnation

TweetHere are some of the symptoms commonly associated with liver qi stagnation: * Pain or discomfort anywhere along the sides of the body * Depression * Mood swings * Sighing * Hiccups * Frustration * Inappropriate anger * Sensation of a lump in throat * Difficulty swallowing * Bitter taste in mouth * Constipation or diarrhea * Abdominal distention and discomfort * Stomachache that improves after massage * Stomachache that worsens with anger * PMS... Read More

Move Your Qi!

TweetThe liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (life force) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimum health, move your Qi! Stretch – The liver controls the tendons. According to Oriental medicine, the liver stores blood during periods of rest and then releases it to the tendons in times of activity, maintaining tendon health... Read More

Treating Irritability and Moodiness with Acupuncture

Tweet Everyone suffers from irritability and moodiness from time to time, but if you find that a short temper and frustration are becoming a constant issue for you, then acupuncture may be able to help. Often irritability and moodiness are the consequence of chronic stress in your life. Over time these emotions can progress into more serious emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression as well as other health conditions such as digestive... Read More