22 February

Fiber for Longevity

A recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine supports the correlation between a high fiber diet and a longer lifespan.  Furthermore, adults who ate a high fiber diet experienced fewer incidences of infectious, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases. In the study, high fiber was defined at 26 grams a day for women and 29 grams […]

8 February

Acupuncture for Pain

Headache, back pain, and sciatica are the top three most common medical complaints.  Back pain impacts 70% of the population at some point, and, after the common cold, it is the most frequent reason for missed work. If you don’t find a viable treatment for your pain with your medical doctor, acupuncture treats back pain, […]

7 February

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

An article in the New York Times, Government’s Dietary Advice: Eat Less, discusses how the US government updated nutrition guidelines to recommend that Americans start eating less calories by drinking water instead of soda, consuming less fat and sugar, and increasing fruits and vegetables. I think most people who struggle with weight gain are aware […]

20 January

Finding the Right Acupuncturist

I’ve heard many people express an interest in acupuncture, but not know which acupuncturist to visit. Acupuncture is an intimate and personal experience, and it is important to find the RIGHT acupuncturist. I once left an acupuncture appointment before allowing the acupuncturist to insert needles. I grew increasingly uncomfortable while the acupuncturist asked questions about […]

20 January

Acupuncture for Men

Men have a shorter life expectancy than women. Men are statistically less likely than women to seek medical attention for serious health conditions, and often don’t see the repercussions until it’s too late. For these reasons, men need to pay attention to their bodies before any pain or disease is debilitating. Acupuncture can help maintain […]

18 January

Ginger reduces muscle pain after a workout

Ginger is wonderful for settling an upset stomach and for aiding digestion. The New York Times reported on a new study that found that ginger also lowers muscle pain after exercise. Read it here

17 January

Taking Action to Improve Your Digestion

You have many options for improving your digestive health. Firstly, consider changing the way you eat. Setting up regular mealtimes, and taking the time to sit in a stress-free location and carefully chew, taste, and enjoy your food will aid with your digestion. Eating with others, as opposed to eating in front of the TV […]

17 January

Digestion According to Chinese Medicine

In Chinese Medicine, the spleen and stomach are the two main organs responsible for the quality of digestion. If these organs are weak, digestion is suboptimal and other health issues develop. The stomach accepts food into the body and begins to break it down. Good digestion is partially tied to fully chewing food; the stomach […]

17 January

Why Digestive Health Matters

Have you ever noticed how some people can eat raw onions, beans, or habanero peppers with nary a problem, but for others the minute they eat a piece of bread they spend the rest of the evening in the bathroom? Or what about those people who travel to places like China, drinking the water and […]

17 January

Winter Eating

I have noticed that people have less energy and more stress in the winter months. Maybe you need a little more sleep, or it is especially hard to get out of bed in the morning. Seasonal depression may set in, or you may notice slight lapses in short term memory. In my acupuncture practice, I […]