Did you know that Astrology was once popularly used by herbalists and physicians to help understand the manifestation of disease? The Egyptians, Chinese, Ancient Greeks and Native Americans all had very complex systems of relating the stars to our health, and many of these philosophies are still used by modern herbalists. The ancients created entire … Continue reading Medical Astrology
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
Disclaimer: The following advice is meant for educational and informative purposes only. If you are suffering with an eyelid pathology, please see a licensed healthcare practitioner. Swollen Eyelid? It's curable! Toward the end of my acupuncture program, I developed an eyelid disorder known as blepharitis. Blepharitis is characterized by swelling and inflammation of the eyelid and … 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, where mugwort is lit on fire, then used to heat up acupuncture points. Mugwort is an herb also known as Ai Ye or Artemisia Vulgaris. Mugwort contains essential oils rich in Thujone, a chemical that acts antagonistically to GABA receptors in the body—when taken internally. Studies on … 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