Chinese Medicine

Treatment of Chronic Degenerative Conditions and Autoimmunity with Acupuncture

Classical Chinese Medicine is particularly well-suited in the treatment of chronic degenerative conditions and autoimmune disorders such as degenerative disc disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and several others. However, the mainstream has yet to become acquainted with the vast potential of acupuncture and...

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...