by Z’ev Rosenberg, LAc
The Chinese medical profession appears to be at a crossroads, one requiring some definition of purpose. Practitioners who want to practice a more openended, classically inspired form of Chinese medicine, need to develop a vision of what needs to be accomplished...
Editor’s Note: Z’ev Rosenberg is one of my professors at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. His passion for preserving the tradition of Chinese Medicine as a whole, complete and practical medicine is inspiring...
by Ion Daogo
Those people who use massage as an adjunct to other therapies often include Thai massage in their treatment. Thai yoga massage is a combination of massage, yoga and acupressure that helps to allow free-flow of energy throughout the body...
Editor's Note from David Burrows: I am quite the fan of Thai Massage, and recommend this article for general information about this type of bodywork.
Massage & Bodywork
by Esther Hornstein, LAc
Clinical practice and modern research have proven that acupuncture clears facial blemishes, reduces wrinkles and lines, and reverses other common signs of aging...
Editor's Note: Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is not meant to be similar to a surgical face lift. Rather it rejuvenates the youthful vigor to the face: puts the bloom back on the rose. It can reduce puffiness, fine lines and tired, worn appearance...
by Dr. Alex Perry, CMD
There are two questions that I get asked a lot in the clinic when it comes to acupuncture treatment. One is to do with that sensation that is peculiar to acupuncture and the other is regarding needle technique and what I am feeling for in the needle itself...
by Erin Telford, LAc
I am often asked how acupuncture works. My usual answer is that the body craves balance and harmony and this can be achieved by needling certain points. I tell you that we are working to supplement what is lacking, decrease what is excessive, and clear areas that are blocked. I say that every acupuncture point has a physical, emotional and spiritual function...
Editor’s Note: Acupuncture is highly effective, and becoming better understood as we assimilate it into our culture. How do you think it works?
by Ziki Dekel, LAc
A lot of the information out there about Swine Flu is alarmist and meant to frighten people. I think it's much more useful to be vigilant about our personal well-being than to be scared about it, so I've been giving people some practical advice that can be applied year round...
by Hugh Castor
Now more than ever, Integrative Healthcare is becoming more viable as a potential remedy for what is ailing America’s healthcare system. Currently, we are facing a national crisis on just how we are going provide healthcare to Americans and keep it affordable and fair for everyone. Unfortunately, if we don’t change our underlying philosophies, I don’t believe we will find an answer within the current system...
Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: Katie Dillon of lajollamom.com and I discuss migraines, pain, health insurance coverage, and the importance of maintenance acupuncture sessions in this short interview at my practice in La Jolla. Enjoy!
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