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Virus pathogen

How Your Body Works to Repel a Pathogen

We hear the words “immune system” so often but very few non-medical folks understand much about it. The explanations of modern science offer some theoretical ideas that we can grasp remotely. The various antibodies and blood cell types give us words to pin on our immune system but still no idea how it works. When […]

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Acid Reflux, GERD, Rebellious Stomach Chi - Acupuncture for Natural Relief

Acid Reflux, GERD, Rebellious Stomach Chi – Acupuncture for Natural Relief

Acid reflux is a very common digestive problem. Also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) it is recognized to affect 20% of the US population. Acupuncture is very effective in helping with acid reflux and I treat patients suffering with it frequently. My patients with acid reflux are usually very surprised by Chinese medical theory’s […]

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Concussions and Acupuncture

Head injuries are all too common in our modern world. Whether from automobile accidents, falls at any age, athletic injuries from contact sports, or fist fights in a bar, they can have debilitating long-term effects. Acupuncture treatments are very effective for treating concussions naturally. In emergency medicine the head is described as an 8-pound bowling […]

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Acupuncture is a natural treatment for anxiety

Treating Anxiety Naturally with Acupuncture

Anxiety, that chaotic mix of emotions heading toward a feeling of panic, can be helped tremendously with acupuncture treatments. This medicine is very effective at calming the mind and creating a sense of peace. In fact, a feeling of deep relaxation is the most common feeling my patients report immediately after their treatments whether for […]

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Treat back pain naturally with acupuncture

Treating Back Pain with Acupuncture

Chronic back pain is the most frequent reason that people seek out acupuncture, especially when other treatment methods have not helped. Acupuncture is extremely effective at helping with all kinds of back pain—low-back pain, mid-back pain, upper-back and neck pain, all can be helped by acupuncture. I will state here again as I have in […]

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment for infertility

Acupuncture and Infertility

My wife’s and my struggle with infertility was the experience that led me to become an acupuncturist. After the birth of our first son where early labor was an issue beginning at week 34 of pregnancy, we experienced the wrenching loss of a baby with a miscarriage. Then we had difficulty conceiving again and consulted […]

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Fig. 12 Human figure showing all acupuncture channels throughout the body

The Acupuncture Channels

Just as western medicine uses the organizational models of anatomy and physiology as a way to classify the body, Chinese medicine uses the channel system as one of its organizational models. Meridians is another name for the channels. Here is an overview of the hierarchy of the channels. The channels of acupuncture are where the […]

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