Detoxification

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...

Taking Time to Heal: Acupuncture Strategies for Treating Chronic & Degenerative Conditions.

Healing often requires a period of austerity and conservation within the body. In Chinese medical terms this is called “nourishing the Yin.” It can be likened to the season of winter, where the environment goes inward to rebuild and restore vitality, readying itself for a...

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...