Most of us eat foods because they are pleasurable and we enjoy their smell, taste and textures. Eating is a very personal experience as it is both a source of nutrition as well as a tool for social gathering. Most of us are also well aware of the nutritional value of food. Eating whole grains (vs. … [Read more...] about Eating Right For The Season
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor
The Challenges of Infertility Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help By Julie Shindler-Cohen, Dipl. OM, FABORM, R.Ac Whenever I visit a reproductive medical office, it boggles my mind that couples would undergo infertility treatment without incorporating acupuncture and Chinese … [Read more...] about The Challenges of Infertility
As an acupuncturist, we often get feedback about how our clients are doing. I was recently asked to share an exciting patient testimonial! You’ve made me feel like a whole person again. I barely even recognize myself I feel so good. This comment was from a patient who came in describing … [Read more...] about A patient weighs in on how acupuncture helped her migraines!
When we think of inflammation, we often think of localized pain somewhere in the body. An injury, for example, can elicit an acute inflammatory response. In addition, inflammation may be systemic and manifest in various parts of the body. As Jennifer Pillow-White wrote in her blog (Ask the CST) , … [Read more...] about Ask the Acupuncturist – Inflammation and Heat
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the theory of “Qi Energy”. Qi energy is what guides all functions in our body – breath, movement, reproduction, digestion are all functions of qi. In TCM, every organ has Qi energy and each organ’s qi oversees different functions of the body. … [Read more...] about Spring Liver Support