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 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
🔥❣️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
About a year ago, my mother lost her ability to walk. She was confined to a wheel chair, paralyzed by pain. The doctors she saw insisted on surgery, and she began a tumultuous quest toward recovery. At surgery, the plan was to cut into her neck to access her cervical vertebrae, where they installed metal … Continue reading Helping My Mom Recover with Eastern Medicine