It is hard to make sense of something that is difficult to make sense of! Most people who come for acupuncture come without knowing much about “how it works”. We take time in our initial session to explain the premise behind acupuncture. In explaining it – it makes so much sense! Acupuncture is … [Read more...] about How does acupuncture work?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is represented by one of the elements of nature (such as wind, cold, damp or heat). The element associated with summer is heat or FIRE! Fire energy is considered YANG Energy. Yang is big, yang is expansion yang is excess. As you know, summer is all … [Read more...] about Summer Fire and Healing Heart Energy
A number of years ago, while I was living in Chicago, I was going through a difficult and stressful time. I was in school for acupuncture, working full time and trying to manage the various aspects of my life. I was overwhelmed! It was during this time that a massage therapist told me about flower … [Read more...] about Flower Essences: Natures Remedy
Imagine that someone tells you that there is a type of medicine that can proactively help support your body in healing itself. In addition, this type of medicine can prevent illness from occurring. Imagine being told that you will feel better and build a foundation of health and … [Read more...] about Amazing Acupuncture! Good for what ails you!
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!
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