1. A three to four month course of TCM that precedes any ART procedures. It takes 4 months and 3 months for eggs and sperm to fully mature, respectively. Taking herbal medicine and acupuncture during this time can improve their quality, as well as the patient’s subsequent response to ART.
2. Concurrent… Continue reading
Acupuncture For Stress and Depression
Treating Holiday Stress and Depression with Acupuncture:
According to Oriental medicine, the cold months of winter are the perfect time to recharge your battery and generate vital energy, or Qi, in order to live, look, and feel your best.
The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on health, replenish energy and conserve strength.
Ruled by the water element, winter is associated with the kidneys, bladder and adrenal glands. The kidneys are considered the source of all energy or “Qi” within the body. They store all of the reserve Qi in the body so that it can be used in times of stress and change, or to heal, prevent illness and age gracefully. Continue reading
How to boil herbal tea:
Put the bag of herbs in a pot
Then cover the herbs with water
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Then simmer the herbs down to 1/2 volume
Then strain the herb tea and set aside
Put in new water to the pot of herbs and boil… Continue reading
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation
Acupuncture has been used to treat skin complaints and reduce signs of aging for centuries. In fact, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, has a recorded history going as far back as China’s Sung Dynasty (960AD – 1270AD), when the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines used it… Continue reading
Study: Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acupuncture is as effective as the corticosteroid, prednisone, for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a new study.
The randomized, controlled study that was published in the May 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of Pain, investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with… Continue reading
Acupuncture in Cancer Treatment
There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer is effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects as well as a lowered immune system. Acupuncture has received much attention as an adjunctive therapy… Continue reading
Acupuncture in Pregnancy Childbirth
Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life. Many women report feeling healthier than they have ever felt before; however, the physical growth of the baby and changes in hormone levels can bring about pain, discomfort and a variety of health problems.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can… Continue reading
Relieve Pain with Hand Acupressure
Greetings! In Oriental medicine, summer is symbolic of maximum activity or greatest yang, which means that it is a time of heat, outgoingness, and moving outward in nature and in our lives. This is the season to nourish and pacify our spirits while maximizing our potential as… Continue reading