Eben Alexander’s memoir, Proof of Heaven, details his experience while in a coma for 8 days. The interesting twist of his memoir is that he was a neurosurgeon who completely dismissed his patients’ accounts of consciousness and existence beyond the physical world because the concept did not fit … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned from “Proof Of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, MD
Acupuncture is, among many things, a transfer of energy. When we needle a point, we are using the needle to active the acupuncture point’s unique function. Each acupuncture treatment is a combination of points that are used to treat each person's Chinese medical pathology. However, I have found … [Read more...] about The Power of Intention
In practicing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there is a wide variety of methods to create a diagnosis. Perhaps the most obvious to our patients is asking questions. Many patients find that when they come in for their first acupuncture treatment, we (the acupuncturist) ask many questions … [Read more...] about Judging a Book by It’s Cover
Many patients want to know what else can be done--outside of the treatment room--that will balance their energy. My answer is always the same—meditation! This may sound scary/impossible/weird to some people, but the ancient practice of Qi Gong offers “instructions” on how to meditate. For me, … [Read more...] about Inner Smile Meditation
I first started with acupuncture as a patient. I was living in Chicago - in my mid 30's and I was dealing with a number of physical health issues - nothing too serious - and many that were caused by the stress in my life. I was not "sick". There really was no need for me to go to the doctor. Why … [Read more...] about Why Choose Acupuncture?
As many women know, menstrual cramps can be quite painful and disruptive to daily life. The constant aching and pain that may last up 7 days can really take a toll on a woman’s quality of life. Of course, there are plenty of medications on the market that can ease the pain but do not treat the … [Read more...] about Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps