What is a rotator cuff? A rotator cuff is comprised of four important muscles known as the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles help bind the head of the humerus to the glenoid fossa of the scapula. Each rotator cuff muscle has a unique function in maneuvering the shoulder and arm. They are … Continue reading Healing Rotator Cuff Injuries with Acupuncture and Guasha
Swollen Eyelid? It's curable! Toward the end of my master's program, when I was taking board exams for acupuncture licensure, I developed an embarrassing disorder known as blepharitis. Blepharitis is characterized by swelling and inflammation of the eyelid and its related glands. It can affect one or both eyelids, the upper or lower, and the inner … Continue reading Healing Blepharitis Holistically
🔥❣️This patient was dealing with a general feeling of anxiety, shortness of breath and brain fog. Acupuncture was done at key points to address dampness, strengthen the spleen, reduce heart heat and soothe liver Qi. After that, some tuina, cupping and guasha were applied along the Taiyang & shaoyang meridians of the back to clear … Continue reading Relieving Anxiety with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Moxibustion is a technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine, and originated alongside acupuncture. Moxibustion is commonly used to heat up acupuncture points, and has both direct and indirect methods. Moxibustion can also be used to warm up acupuncture needles, by securing it to the needle's handle. Moxibustion involves fire and smoke, but there are smokeless alternatives … Continue reading What is moxibustion?
From day to say the sun moves through the zodiac, degree by degree. This measurement of time has given us our calendar. The zodiac has helped humanity understand the nuances of seasonal development for eons. The following list was created to assist astrologers and those interested in astrology in understanding the specific energies emanating from … Continue reading A list of all the Sabian Symbols
Blood heat (inflammation) can also build up from stress and anxiety, which trigger production of immunosuppressant hormones like cortisol
When a patient has symptoms of a pale tongue, low energy, pallor, fatigue and muscular weakness, I tend to suspect a deficiency of qi and blood. My favorite food-medicine for less severe qi & blood deficiencies is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is high in iron, fats, fiber and xanthines like caffeine and theobromine. High quality … Continue reading Dark Chocolate: A Tonic for Qi & Blood
For each patient there are many dimensions and parameters to consider as a holistic healer. On the one hand, L.Acs, Dipl. OMs and ABTs are taught ancient diagnostic philosophies for identifying syndrome patterns (yin/ yang deficiency, liver qi stagnation, spleen qi deficiency, etc.). By scrutinizing the patient's tongue and pulse, acupuncturists are afforded a plethora of … Continue reading 5 Awesome Apps for Acupuncturists, Bodyworkers & Herbalists