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Acupuncture At A Glance

To the western mind, acupuncture may seem a bit…unconventional. Sticking needles into one’s body as a way of provoking a relaxation response and relieving pain could very well be the textbook definition of counterintuitive. As with many of life’s curiosities, however, there is much more to the story here and if you’ll stick with me … Continue reading Acupuncture At A Glance

Spring Cleaning and the Liver

It’s a tough job, doing ALL THE THINGS, but somebody’s gotta do it. If the liver could speak, I’m fairly certain that’s what it would say. Self-aggrandizing hyperbolic tendencies aside, the liver is tasked with a hefty workload. And probably doesn’t get the credit it deserves. So today, in honor of spring which appears to … Continue reading Spring Cleaning and the Liver

Water, Water, Everywhere…

What begins with ‘w,’ ends in ‘ater,’ comprises 60% of our bodies, and is so vital to our existence that going without it for more than a few days leads to death? You guessed it…WATER. In Chinese Medicine, the water element is related to the winter season and the kidney and bladder meridians so before … Continue reading Water, Water, Everywhere…

Acupuncture & Weight Loss: Part 2

In the last post, I bludgeoned you with scientific research on the ways in which acupuncture regulates weight from an inflammatory, neuroendocrine, and metabolic perspective. Yah, yah, science. Cool, got it. So let's now move on to the good stuff - what Chinese Medicine teaches us about weight loss. Not to be a total square, but … Continue reading Acupuncture & Weight Loss: Part 2