• Treat Anxiety with TCM - Anxiety affects many individuals in different ways. It may creep up at unexpected moments, or it can be predictable, and associated with certain events, fears or situations. Never the less, similar symptoms can occur which include: heart racing, chest tightness, feeling light headed, shortness of breath and/or an overwhelming sense of fear or panic. Traditional…
  • Preparing for the New Year - Many individuals believe they need to start the year off with diets, eating more salad, exercising, doing juice cleanses, cleaning their entire house and filling up their schedule with other new year resolutions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) says, hold off. This is not the time of year to fill up your schedule and fill up…
  • Weight Loss with Acupuncture - Unwanted weight gain is a continuous problem for many individuals, even outside of the holidays. Some people will turn to drastic diets, diet pills or even surgery. Unfortunately, this may only be a cosmetic or short term fix, but may not get to the root of the imbalances or cause(s) of the weight gain. Luckily,…
  • Insomnia - Do you find yourself exhausted at night? Tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep? Sleepless nights can happen to anyone, but ongoing can be a sign of a deeper issue. Acupuncture can be a very effective way to improve your sleep without the dependence or side effects of medications. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),…
  • Acupuncture, Sports and Back Pain - Acupuncture and Sports ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES! Have you found that you have pushed your body to the extreme? Do you tend to let your competitive side over do it? In the sporting world, injury can occur as we push our bodies to it’s limits. When we choose to use painkillers to dull the aches and…
  • Health and Age - Longevity Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) aims to promote an individual’s longevity, or length of a human life. Aging and longevity are closely related to Qi, (pronounced chee) or life force, and blood balance. The lung and kidney functions are the primary focus.TCM uses the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to balance the Qi and…
  • Psoriasis and Other Skin Ailments - Psoriasis Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the skin cells, triggering the rapid production of new skin cells. This skin disease affects approximately three percent of the population here in the U.S.A. According to western medicine, there is no cure for psoriasis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)…
  • The Benefits of Cupping & Moxibustion - CuppingCupping therapy is an ancient therapeutic procedure that has been used in China for over three thousand years. Many benefits to cupping include: awakening appetite, strengthening the stomach and digestion, improve metabolism, relieve constipation, relieve pain and increase suppleness of stiff tendons and muscles. Cupping involves the application of a partial vacuum produced in cups…
  • Sunburns and Heat Exhaustion - Soaking up the sun? Take caution not to over do it. Overexposure of the sun can not only cause the skin to burn, but can lead to aging of the skin, loss of skin elasticity, and skin cancer. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers a sunburn to be a trapping of heat combined with dampness. TCM…
  • Boosting your Immune - According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, wei (or defensive qi) is located on the surface of the skin.When the wei is strong, viruses and bacteria cannot penetrate the body. When it is weak, the body issusceptible to a variety of infections. Therefore, prevention from illness relies on the normal functioningof the wei qi. Nutritional Vitamins A,…