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 or … Continue reading Healing Blepharitis Holistically
This year I can really feel the weather in my flesh and bones. The seasonal shift seems to push and pull on my body's temperature regulation, as well as my appetite and sleeping patterns. I noticed also that as the cold air permeates the environment, and evaporates the thick humidity, my lungs are working to … Continue reading Helping Yourself Ease into Autumn
My blood pressure sky rockets when I see photos of physical therapists doing acupuncture without a license. I recently did a little report on the issue of acupuncture's appropriation. In Texas, there are about 1200 actively licensed acupuncturists. This is in comparison to nearly 17,000, maybe more, physical therapists now, which increase by 1,000 almost … Continue reading The Appropriation of Acupuncture in Texas
WU JIA PI - CORTEX ACANTHOPANAX GRACILISTYLUS ACANTHOPANAX ROOT BARK ARALIACEAE ACRID, BITTER, WARM LIVER, KIDNEY DISPELS WIND-DAMP; STRENGTHENS SINEWS AND BONES chronic, painful bi; wind damp-cold with chronic liver & kidney deficiency with weak or soft sinews or bones often in edlerly or in motor developmental delay in children Wu Jia Pi San Wu … Continue reading Wu Jia Pi
🔥❣️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
Knee pain is a very commonly experienced health issue. It can result from acute injury, like a sports trauma, or from chronic overuse. The tendons, muscles and bone quality can diminish over time leading to inflammation and irritation of the joint. Isolated accidents from a physical . Autoimmune disorders can also provoke knee pain. An … Continue reading How can an acupuncturist help with knee pain?
DA FU PI - PERICARPIUM ARECA CATECHU BETEL HUSK; ARECA PEEL PALMAE ACRID, SLIGHTLY WARM SPLEEN, STOMACH, LARGE INTESTINE, SMALL INTESTINE PROMOTES DOWNWARD MOVEMENT OF QI; REDUCE STAGNATION food stagnation, qi obstruction, epigastric and abdominal distension, regurgitation of food, belching with acid regurgitation, constipation, damp stagnation of stomach and intestines PROMOTES URINATION; REDUCES EDEMA abdominal … Continue reading Da Fu Pi
A significant number of people undergo spinal fusion surgery in order to manage neuropathic pain. Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that uses rods, bolts, and bone grafts to link two vertebrae, thus altering the local structures that are impinging the afflicted nerves. It permanently transforms the spinal structure, for better or worse. 💥Unfortunately, many … Continue reading Acupuncture and Taichi Can Help You Recover from Spinal Fusion Surgery