Have You Tried Ear Acupuncture? Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular acupuncture, was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which ear […]
About Christopher Carlow, D. Ac.
Christopher Carlow is a licensed Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island and is nationally certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – a combined certification in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with staff privileges at Kent County Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from World Medicine Institute (Tai Hsuan College) in Honolulu, Hawai’i with special training in Medical Chi Kung (Qigong) and Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). Chris also holds certifications as a Chi Kung (Qigong) Instructor by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, YMAA and as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Program Instructor.
Adrenal Support and Acupuncture – so key to managing stress! The adrenal glands are important endocrine glands that produce several different hormones. The adrenals are located directly above the kidneys and they are vital to life and health. The hormones produced by the adrenals are particularly important during times of stress. Adrenaline and naturally occurring […]
Why am I always feeling cold? Some people run hot and some run cold. Everyone can feel cold at times, but some people are feeling cold more often to a point where it interferes with their lives and their health. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in […]
7 Ways to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution for 2018 We all do it. Every year we set New Year’s resolutions for ourselves we plan to achieve. But sometimes, we let these resolutions slip away. It turns out it can be harder than you think to turn those new year’s resolutions into reality. But with […]
7 Ways to Detox After the Holidays Oh the holidays! You either love them or hate them. There is rarely any gray area. But, one thing is almost certain, everybody feels sluggish after the holidays are over. Thanks to all the cookies and milk, cakes and candy. And, most people feel the same way about […]
3 Reasons Why Your Herbs and Supplements Do Not Work There are many factors to consider when treating specific health conditions with specific herbs and supplements. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a pattern-based medicine instead of a disease-based medicine. An evaluation identifies signs and symptoms that are combined together to form a unique pattern or diagnosis […]
Yes, acupuncture treats more than your main complaint… There are Beneficial Side Effects of Acupuncture Treatment During an initial session of acupuncture, acupuncturists typically begin with an extensive health evaluation that goes over all of the systems in the body. We use this to determine certain patterns of imbalance, allowing us to identify and treat […]
Why not Acupuncture instead of Opioids? Six acupuncture organizations have put together a white paper referencing the important values of acupuncture as a safe and choice alternative to opioid based pain medication for pain relief. White Paper titled: Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, […]
Are You Eating Right for Your Five Element Body Type? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years, views the body differently than modern medicine. Traditional Chinese dietary principles are influenced by the Five Element body types – wood, fire, earth, metal and water. When the body is […]
If you have joint problems like arthritis, herniated discs, instability you’ll learn in this video some simple suggestions to strengthen those joints and keep you moving in a safe and health yway. How to Exercise Weak Joints Safely – Especially for Arthritis Type Conditions Main Points: Avoid moving the joint under heavy weight or with […]