Most of us know that stress is not healthy. What you might not know is that stress accounts for 60 – 90 % of all illnesses and physician visits.1 Chronic stress can cause things like anxiety, high blood pressure, poor sleep, and headaches. Surprisingly, stress also reduces our health at a deeper level by weakening our immune system. This can make us more likely to […]

The many teachers that I have known have had a profound effect on my life. As a youth they have inspired and sparked a true excitement and enthusiasm for learning about a wide variety of topics. They also encouraged and demanded that I improve my organization, memorization, and handwriting skills. As an acupuncturist I hear stories about the daily lives and routines of a wide […]

Whenever I have a woman who comes to me who is having trouble conceiving, I ask them if they have been charting their basal body temperature, or BBT. Many women I see have, at some point, charted their BBT, but gave up after a few months because it was just “ONE MORE thing to do” when working on fertility. It is true, that charting your […]

The American College of Physicians now lists Acupuncture as their top choice for both acute and chronic back pain!  We were excited to see all of the media coverage of the latest recommendations on the treatment of Pain.  The story has been featured on ABC, NBC, Fox News, and CBS.  The American College of Physicians recommendations has also been reported on in most major newspapers. Here […]

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is producing the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in large quantities. This hormone makes sure that your baby gets what it needs from your body in the early weeks. However it also makes most women very nauseous.  Once the placenta takes over nourishing your baby, hCG levels drop and your nausea should ease. Although it’s miserable being sick, as […]

Big news for the half a million Americans who get surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome each year. Carpal Tunnel pain, the most common diagnosis for wrist and hand pain in America has been shown to respond well to Acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, natural treatment that is the mainstay of Chinese Medicine. The National Institute of Health announced that new research from Brain: a Journal […]

  With Father’s Day around this corner Acupuncture is something that everyone should consider. If you really want to take care of a father in your life who is always caring for others then get him to an Acupuncturist! Here are the top 4 reasons why they need it. 1) To get rid of Stress.  Acupuncture is like massage, but for the INSIDE of your […]

Did you know that your body was designed to live 100 years or more? If we want to live a long and healthy life what we eat is very important because of the relationship between diet and the immune system. At least 70 percent of immunity is directly connected to our digestive system. This is because of the large number of microscopic organisms that live there. Here are […]

Like most doctors, I encourage all of my patients to exercise regularly. There is nothing that will end a good exercise habit faster than having to stop due to injury or pain. Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly known as Tennis Elbow, is one of the most common injuries for today’s athletes and “weekend warriors”. Tennis elbow is caused by repeated twisting of the wrist or frequent […]

More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month. While menstrual cramps are usually not a sign of a serious health condition, they can put a crimp in your lifestyle. To help with the pain, here are a few home treatments. 1.) Ginger tea in the bath water – run yourself a hot bath and […]