Endometriosis and the Promise of Chinese Medicine: A Holistic Approach to Healing

Endometriosis, a prevalent yet frequently misunderstood condition, manifests when tissue resembling the endometrium grows outside the uterus, leading to a myriad of symptoms that can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life. While it can attach itself almost anywhere in the body—from the peritoneal cavity and vagus nerve to the nasal cavity and muscles—its effects … Read more

Eyes on Acupuncture: Treating Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration (MD) is a challenging vascular condition that profoundly impacts the delicate cardiovascular aspect of the eyes and body. This degenerative disease involves the formation of plaque in the macula, a crucial area of the retina responsible for central vision. As the condition progresses, individuals with MD may experience a gradual loss of sharp, … Read more

Pregnancy Month-by-Month: Understanding Your Body and Your Baby’s Development

Chinese culture has a rich history of knowledge and traditions surrounding conception, pregnancy, and postpartum care. In traditional Chinese medicine, pregnancy is viewed as a dynamic process that evolves in stages, with each stage associated with specific organ systems, meridians, and energies. This approach recognizes that the body’s energy, or Qi, changes over time and … Read more

The Second Spring: Menopause in Chinese Medicine

Menopause in our society is not usually thought of as a positive phase in life. But it can be and it should be!  Chinese Medicine’s explanation of menopause which is described as the Second Spring, shows us that menopause should be an empowering phase in a woman’s life.  With menopause a shift occurs from creating … Read more

Wei Qi (Protective Qi) Your First Line of Defense

Immunity in TCM is influenced by several factors, one of which is by our Wei Qi. . What is your Wei Qi ?? There are many different forms of Qi in our body. The word ‘Wei’ means to defend or protect and this form of Qi is considered our protective energy. It is like a … Read more

Tips to relieve Morning Sickness

Often morning sickness is one of the first clues a woman has that she is pregnant. This is often accompanied by deep fatigue and both can last till week 12-14 of the pregnancy. There are different points of view on why this is such a normal part of pregnancy. The most common is that there … Read more

8 Supplements for Endometriosis

Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often chronically painful inflammatory condition in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining. It can also involve secondary inflammatory indicators. The following supplements can … Read more

Painful Periods? Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to the rescue!

Painful periods are a common complaint in our practice, and it warrants serious attention, especially when the pain is crippling and shows up month after month. Many of our patients have the same similar story. Their period pain began when they were in their teens and their doctor put them on birth control to “fix” … Read more

Free and Easy Wanderer

Chinese herbs have helped calm the mind, body and spirit for thousands of years with formulas that focus on balancing one’s mood and emotional state. Xiao Yao San which translates to Free and Easy Wanderer, is one such classical formula. It is a 8 herb combination and is the most prescribed herbal formula in our … Read more

Winter: The Water Element

Winter brings on the energy of the water element. Water rises to its fullness in the frost of winter as plants submerge their energy into their roots, animals coats and hides thicken, and ponds and lakes harden. Movement slows as matter and energy accumulate. This is a time of apparent stillness and idleness, yet beneath … Read more

Cough

Being that we are in the middle of cold and flu season we are seeing more lingering coughs coming into the office. To treat a cough effectively, Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at its root cause and symptoms to develop a treatment plan. Not all coughs are alike, and their symptoms tend to vary. But regardless … Read more

Back to School! = Cold and Flu Season!

Kids have left summer holidays behind and are well into meeting new peers and teachers. This transition can be overwhelming mentally, emotionally and physically. Big changes, new rules, adjustments to environment, interacting/sharing germs and the need of more sleep are all things affecting our little ones. Keep yourself and your children healthy providing structured bedtimes … Read more

Kids love Acupuncture too!!

I often get asked: “Can children receive acupuncture?,”  the answer is: “Of course!!” I have been treating my own children as well as others since my eldest was just a baby which is just over 9 years. We can treat a variety of issues that arise as a child grows and develops, such as digestive … Read more