Summer is officially over and we are headed into Autumn. Today the morning temperature dipped into the 50’s a sure sign of colder weather ahead. In Chinese medicine, Autumn is the season related to the Lungs and Colon, so we need to pay attention to our health. It’s no surprise there has already … [Read more...] about Self-Care Going into Autumn
Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. Originating in China, acupuncture uses thin sterile needles that are slightly larger than a human hair and are inserted at various points throughout the body. The Chinese have identified hundreds of acupuncture points and it is thought that the … [Read more...] about Acupuncture for Allergies, Colds and Flu
Spring is almost upon us! In addition to beautiful weather, sunshine and flowers, spring brings seasonal allergies. For people suffering from allergies, the congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing can be debilitating! Luckily, Chinese medicine has a treatment for seasonal allergies that … [Read more...] about Traditional Chinese Medicine for Spring Allergies
Karen Siegel-Propis , MSOM, MPH, R.Ac. Dipl CH, RD A Different Take on Classic Acupuncture Dr. Richard Tan was a practitioner and teacher of acupuncture. He brought old and new schools of thought together to create a powerful healing method. His family celebrates a long tradition of Chinese … [Read more...] about Dr. Tan’s Balance Method
Depression is the most common of mood disorders. It is estimated that nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the often-debilitating disease and it is, in fact, one of the 15 leading causes of disability in developed countries. It is widely believed that depression may the body’s response to … [Read more...] about Acupuncture: A New Alternative for Treating Depression
Here’s everything (and probably more) that you always wanted to know about acupuncture needles, which are used to stimulate the flow of qi energy. They are made from stainless steel and flexible are like a wire (but not hollow) They’re not much thicker than hair, and much thinner … [Read more...] about Everything You Wanted to Know about Acupuncture Needles!