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Chinese Medicine

Detox and the Return to Innocence: Clearing Toxins with Acupuncture

There's a term commonly used within acupuncture treatment known as “the healing crisis”: a rather dramatic name for a common, often mild occurrence. This “crisis” is perhaps more palatable when called a “detox period.” The crisis usually manifests as cold or flu-like symptoms, diarrhea or...

Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: Conversing With the Conscious, Subconscious and Unconscious Levels

Acupuncture can appear mysterious. Being an acupuncturist, I have asked myself at times, how can the insertion of tiny needles into the skin cause healing?  I still find it amazing. Beyond the mystery of how acupuncture works, is the question: how does an acupuncturist determine where...