Archive | Acupuncture

Acupuncture – The physical manipulation of specific points on the body to stimulate a natural healing response.

Balance - grandmother earth

Key Points for Health – Part 3 Unusual Sweating

Here’s another key point in health to be aware to encourage balance and well-being. Do you notice any unusual sweating? Night sweats? Do you break out in a sweat for no apparent reason? Do you sweat abundantly in one body region such as your face or your feet? Do you experience excessive sweating? Sweating is […]

Continue Reading
Temperature Sensation

Key Points for Health – Part 2 Hot / Cold Sensations

Hot or cold sensations of the body can tell us a lot about finding balance in health. Common complaints like cold hands and feet are simple signs of Qi circulation being impeded as it flows out towards the limbs. Exercise like Tai Chi and Qigong styles can mobilize qi to the extremities and even out unusual temperature sensation to promote better circulation. Exposing your neck […]

Continue Reading
Dandelion and a Blue Sky

Got Allergies? Have you tried herbal medicine as a natural solution?

Herbal Medicine for Allergies If you suffer from allergies it’s likely that tickle in the throat, post-nasal drip, coughing, sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes are likely to be around for the next few months. I struggled with allergies when I was a teenager. After further respiratory complications including chronic sinus infections, asthma and pneumonia, I […]

Continue Reading
Qi - Vital Life Force

Key Points for Health – Part 1 Qi

Qi is a Chinese word used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to describe a universal and vital life force. Let’s simplify and call it ‘functional energy’. Energy is required in the body to carry out every bodily function. How’s your energy levels on a day to day basis? This is a common question I ask my patients to […]

Continue Reading
Energy Vitality Chi

Feeling tired? Low on Energy?

I find many people today complain of feeling tired and low on energy. People then reach for a stimulant to boost their energy like caffeine or they find themselves with sugar cravings and reach for something sweet. In Traditional Chinese Medicine identifying whether a patients’ health condition is one of excess or deficiency is key to providing treatment. […]

Continue Reading
Hurricane Dean8-07

Yin Yang Theory

Health Awareness and Disease Prevention YIN YANG THEORY Yin-Yang Theory is a method of categorization that is a fundamental concept of Taoism Philosophy originating in Ancient China and dating back thousands of years, perhaps before a written language was developed. Yin-Yang Theory can be considered a tool that can aid us in the understanding of […]

Continue Reading
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Science of Acupuncture

What’s The Science of Acupuncture – A Scientific Explanation There are many theories explaining how acupuncture works. I find the following explanation has merit and is worthy to be considered. There are two neural pathways for the body to sense pain. Nociceptors or “sensory pain nerves” signal the brain when pain is felt – “ouch”! […]

Continue Reading

Acupuncture and PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acupuncture Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also known as PTSD is a mental disorder that is triggered by a traumatic situation that makes a person fear for their safety with feelings such as helplessness and horror. The traumatic experiences of war, as an example, makes it difficult for some soldiers returning […]

Continue Reading

Pin Yin

What is Pin Yin? Ever wonder why Tai Chi or the full name Tai Chi Chuan is spelled Tai Ji Quan or Chi Kung is Spelled Qi Gong? This info should clear up some confusion. Pin Yin, more formally known as Hanyu Pinyin, is the accepted standard used by the Peoples Republic of China for […]

Continue Reading
Yin Yang Symbol Expanding

Yin Yang Theory and Heat Therapy

Natural Health Tips – Yin Yang Theory and Heat Therapy HEALING PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Yin Yang theory is one of many ancient fundamental principles that guides the healing practice of acupuncture. Yin Yang theory is a way to categorize opposites and encourage balance. The Yin Yang symbol, often seen as half […]

Continue Reading