by Sholeh Patrick
I've long had this fantasy that Western medicine will merge with Eastern, that medical schools will absorb ancient wisdom and simpler treatments into a blended approach to health...
Editor´s Note: This is a great patient testimonial for chronic headache relief. The author explains how and why acupuncture works in a reader-friendly way. I hope her positive experience with acupuncture encourages other people to try this amazing ancient practice.
by Kath Bartlett
The decision to vaccinate is a personal one. One must weigh the risks of side effects from the vaccine against the risk of contracting the flu...
Editor's Note: Many are reluctant for vaccinate for flu. Those who are strong and healthy may want to consider a Chinese medicine approach to prevention as an alternative to vaccines.
by Craig Weiner DC
EFT has many lineages or precursors and perhaps one of the most important ones is the tapping stimulation of acupuncture points or acupoints...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which employs tapping on specific acupuncture points, has become a "go-to" energy therapy for successfully releasing unresolved negative emotions as well as healing other health challenges. "You can tap on anything!" is an EFT practitioner's motto.
by Mayu Kawata, MT-BC, HHP
Music therapy can be used in a variety of settings, from children with special needs to hospice. Music therapists are trained clinicians who bring musical experiences to meet the complex needs of an individual or group...
Editor's Note: Music has been used throughout history for important times of transition in life, including death. Using music can be tremendously healing for those who are dying as well as those who have lost their loved ones. Here's my personal journey on music and death, and why I am passionate about the use of music in end-of-life and bereavement care.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Dr. Brian Casteels
Have you ever had a sore back, or a soft tissue injury? Whether it be acute or chronic, it can negatively affect your life and you may still be suffering. A focused approach, based on a proper assessment will have the best results and can help to rebalance your system. A combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture can be very effective tools in relieving your pain...
Editor´s Note: This article explains how and why acupuncture and herbal medicine are used to treat pain. Whether it is decreasing muscle soreness and inflammation, improving healing time, or helping regenerate damaged tissue, acupuncture and herbs are safe and effective modality for any pain condition.
by Ion Doaga
Eat less and exercise more.
Is this what you hear often?
You’ve worked out on the bike for the last 6 weeks and instead of losing weight you gained 5 lbs. You feel your metabolism fell asleep...
Editor´s Note: This article explains the effects of acupuncture on weight loss. I've found in my clinical practice that acupuncture helps a lot with cravings, improves digestion, and decreases stress. As the author explains, acupuncture is a small piece to the bigger puzzle of lifestyle, diet, and exercise changes. It is a great tool for overall health!
by Renee Woodruff
I didn't have a targeted purpose for trying acupuncture, although I'd be lying if I didn't admit I was curious about the possibility of "curing" my never ending tummy troubles. Outside of that, I was looking at it from a more holistic and preventative perspective. I wanted to see if going to acupuncture on a regular basis would help with my stress levels...
Editor's Note: I love this blog post! Truthful, candid, reader-friendly, and informative perspective of why every woman should try acupuncture. Renee's curiosity to try acupuncture proved to be quite the success in improving her overall health and wellbeing.
by Della Hasselle
One of acupuncturist Dr. Jeffrey Levy's favorite patients walks with the assistance of a specially crafted wheelchair that rolls behind him to help him go long distances...
Editor's Note: After giving acupuncture to my own dog after a car accident, it reaffirmed what I already knew: that acupuncture really does work! This article showcases the increasing trend of veterinarians giving acupuncture to our furry friends for various conditions such as pain, arthritis and incontinence. The owners are true testaments to the effectiveness of acupuncture for the health and wellbeing of their pets.
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