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Acupuncture

Communicating with the Depths of Our Being: Acupuncture and Pulse Diagnosis

As an acupuncturist, the major tool I use for diagnosis is the pulse. Everyone is fascinated by this process. For good reason: a tremendous amount of information can be gathered by feeling a person’s wrist. Pulse diagnosis is thousands of years old. Along with diagnosis of...

The Ghost Points: Ancient Acupuncture Treatment for Obsession, Addiction & Destructive Behavior.

An acupuncture protocol that captures the imagination of many acupuncturists are the “Ghost Points,” made famous by the great Tang Dynasty era doctor Sun Si Miao (581-682 CE). Miao worked as a traveling doctor for many years during a very exciting time in Chinese history: when...

Detox and the Return to Innocence: Clearing Toxins with Acupuncture

There's a common term in acupuncture treatment: “the healing crisis." This is a rather dramatic name for a common, often mild occurrence. This “crisis” is a “detox period” which usually manifests as cold or flu-like symptoms, diarrhea or phlegm expulsion, or a short period where...

Identifying and Treating Anxiety & Panic Disorders with Acupuncture

Chinese medicine teaches that there’s many different forms of anxiety. Within acupuncture theory, there is an entire set of energy channels devoted to regulating mental and emotional health. Anyone who experiences anxiety knows there’s nothing generic or general about anxiety. It comes in many different forms,...