Category Archives: Acupuncture

Stroke in Terms of Five Elements Theory

In terms of Five Phases Theory, a stroke is a violent breakdown in the communication between Fire and Water, the basic polarities of life. Life comes into being by the union of these opposites and throughout its course, the two … Continue reading

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Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Zen

An effective acupuncture program for weight loss revs up the metabolism of the body, helps the patient deal with psychological and emotional issues and strengthens her resolve in following diet and exercise regimes. Eating is a spiritual act. When we … Continue reading

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Acupuncture effective for chronic pains where drugs fail

Acupuncture is effective for chronic pains where drugs fail because acute and chronic pain mechanisms are different. Traditional drugs target pain cells directly to numb the pain. This may work for acute pain where the neurons are responding normally to … Continue reading

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How Does Acupuncture Help Stroke Recovery

Acupuncture is an effective stroke therapy I have treated many stroke patients with good results in improving sensation, motor abilities, speech, stability and depression. How does it work? In the brain, motor fibers of corticospinal tracts originate from the cerebral … Continue reading

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Scalp Acupuncture

  The head, like the ear, is a micro-system reflecting all the organs and functions of the body. In scalp acupuncture, needles are inserted within a thin layer of tissue between the scalp and the skull. Done with proper technique, … Continue reading

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Superior Medicine

Superior Medicine: Prescriptions for Immortality

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Talk to Me

Here’s a video the TurnHere folks made for me. You’ll see me giving some acupuncture and shiatsu. It was all an impromptu session. Stephane and Alexandra were my clients that morning. Thank you, girls, for your enthusiastic participation! And thank … Continue reading

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Can Acupuncture Cure Migraine Headache?

How migraines come about is poorly understood. It may involve a complex interaction of neurological, vascular, hormonal, genetic, immune, psychological, and environmental factors. The debilitating pain is the only sure thing. Clinically, it’s a much clearer picture. I find it to … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Treatment of Frozen Shoulder

A patient can expect noticeable improvements with each treatment and recovery of specific daily life abilities in the longer term. A frozen shoulder can severely handicap a person’s lifestyle. Two years ago patient came in with very limited range of … Continue reading

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Acupuncture without Tears

Acupuncture should not be painful. Needling sensation is not separable from the skill of the acupuncturist and the sensitivity of the patient. There are also differences in cultural and style expectations. The Chinese tend to regard deqi (obtaining the qi), sensational … Continue reading

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