Sleep

Sleep

Our body was meant to sleep so it can recover and heal itself. Most of us require at least 7 hours of sleep per day. If you are having a problem with the amount or quality of sleep you get, even before you see an Acupuncturist, try the following: - for at least a week,...
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Winter is the Best Time to Treat…

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each Element has a different season of the year associated with it. Organs that belong to each Element will respond best when treated during their season. As we said before, the Season of Winter corresponds to Water Element. Season Element Organs Spring Wood Gallbladder...
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How many points should I expect to do each treatment?

The number of Points your Acupuncturist decides to treat on each individual treatment depends on many factors like: the state of your overall health, the frequency of your treatments, how long have you been experiencing your disease, etc. Ideally, you would initially see your Acupuncturist...
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My Favorite Acupuncture Books

My Favorite Acupuncture Books

Here is the list of my top 4 Acupuncture Books. All are available online and many bookstores carry those titles as well. Traditional Acupuncture, the Law of the Five Elements by Dianne Connelly. Written in 1975 and updated in 1994, this is still the best...
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Everything is Everything

We are one. All created by other humans, given birth by a mother. We all need food to grow, air to breathe, shelter to survive. We grow unstoppably, seek love and connection. We have to share our lives and experiences with others as we...
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Welcome to the Season of Water

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each of the Five Elements has a Season of the year associated with it. Wood has Spring, Fire – Summer, Earth – Late (Indian) Summer, Metal has Autumn and Water completes the cycle with  December, January and February. Winter months...
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Why practice Acupuncture?

To practice Acupuncture is to commit to a calling of the highest order. In my opinion, there is no other career / profession that makes more sense in this world. This is  a “bold statement” so please let me explain what I mean. I believe...
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Ease vs. Dis-ease

Everyone agrees that prevention is better then cure and that we should pay attention to how our bodies are responding to every day life. A great way to do that is to make it a habit to ask ourselves every day: “Do I feel...
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Diagnosis in Acupuncture

When considering Acupuncture, it is important to understand how the Diagnosis and Treatment differ from the Western Medicine model. The fundamental difference between Acupuncture and Western Medicine lies in the way we diagnose patients. In the Western model, most of the time, patient is referred...
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CF Theory

So far we’ve covered the theories of Qi, Yin-Yang and Five Elements. To use those theories in real life, we need another piece of the puzzle, the CF theory. CF stands for “Constitutional Factor”. It is one of the Five Elements and each person has...
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I am a runner

One of the best ways to quickly improve your health and to keep your body and Immune System in top shape is to exercise regularly. The aim is to improve your metabolism by increasing your body’s circulation of blood and Qi. Exercising will also...
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Lifestyle Plans

When looking at our lifestyle and ways to improve it, we can easily see that certain factors will bring results faster then others. Those would be first things we should focus on doing as they will not only bring prompt improvement but also provide...
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Lifestyle

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are meant to be used for elimination of disease and for life-long maintenance of health. The obvious benefits of staying healthy and performing to the best of our abilities are even more pronounced in this day and age...
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