Gastroparesis

A female patient age 33 came to me for acupuncture treatment of neck pain due to an automobile accident. As we began a review of her medical history she revealed that for 4 years she had suffered from gastroparesis, a stomach disorder where the stomach does not empty food to the intestines, leading to frequent […]

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Inflammation, the Root of All Disease?

There is a new comment heard repeatedly in Western Medicine (conventional medicine) which says, “Inflammation is the root of all disease.” Let’s take a look at this concept and see why this assumption is both right, and wrong. Here is the definition of inflammation from Wikipedia: Inflammation (Latin, inflammatio) is part of the complex biological […]

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Patient Stories: Introduction

In this section I will share with you some of the stories of the work with my patients. I will give each the title of their western medical illness and tell you about how treatment progressed. Reading stories about the experience of others has always been meaningful to me with struggles in my life. The […]

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Acupuncture Channels: Introduction

Welcome to my descriptions of the wonderful channels of acupuncture. These channels, also known as meridians, are a complete control and protection system in our bodies. As you will see in the sequence of the channels, they offer a model to analyze where poor function is rooted or pathology is located, and the therapeutic interface […]

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Creating Health: Introduction

I am excited to begin presenting my ideas about creating health, the real focus of Chinese Medicine. In my blog I will present ideas from Chinese medicine and from western medicine. It is very helpful to see difficulties in creating health from both perspectives. We humans are such amazingly, wonderfully complex beings. We live in […]

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