Chinese Medicine

Clearing Toxic Buildup: Freeing the Back, Joints and Vessels with Acupuncture

Toxic buildup is one of most common causes of recurrent, residual and chronic illness. Chinese medicine discusses toxic buildup in depth in the medical classics Su Wen (Simple Questions) and Ling Shu (the Spiritual Pivot). These are the two books upon which most of Chinese...

Healing Insight: Acupuncture to Change Addictive, Destructive Patterns

The art of acupuncture is knowing where a person is located in their healing process. In medical language this is called “progression” or “transmission.” It is the healing journey. Classical acupuncture teaches that a healer must understand where a patient is currently living in their disease...

Back on the Spirit Path: Acupuncture for Healing Trauma & Changing Obsessive, Addictive Thinking.

Acupuncture is most popularly used to treat physical ailments, especially pain. However in my acupuncture practice, I treat a multitude of conditions including personality disorders and mental-emotional issues. A common issue I work with are various forms of mental obsession and disempowered thought patterns. One...

Healing Trauma, Mental-Emotional & Personality Disorders with Acupuncture

As a Westerner practicing Chinese medicine it is interesting to compare and contrast how the ancient Chinese saw mental, emotional and behavioral issues. In terms of addiction, compulsion, obsessions and other personality disorders (modern Western terms mostly), the ancient Chinese provide a rich understanding for...