Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

The Lung and Large Intestine according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Lung and Large Intestine are related to the Season of Fall. TCM, the Five Elements and the Lung The Five Elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, Earth) are qualities of nature that are foundational to the theory of TCM. The theory of the Five Elements is systematically applied to Read More

Eating for your Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Pattern

Mason Jar Salad for healthier eating based on TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Easy, Healthy Lunch the Traditional Chinese Medicine Way The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on determining the TCM Diagnostic Pattern for each individual at the first visit, and adjusting it with every subsequent visit. Your unique TCM Pattern guides the recommendations and treatments you receive from your Licensed Acupuncturist. You can also Read More

Integrative Treatment Options for Long-Term COVID-19 Symptoms

marketplace with bowls of herbs and spices

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 20 million people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. Most people who recover from COVID-19 return to normal health, but some suffer long-term effects which range from mild to severe and can last weeks or months after recovery from the Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine for the Immune System

Chinese herbal medicines in jars and bowls

How can Chinese Herbal Medicine help your immune system? In Western medicine, having a strong immune system is the key to resisting illness and maintaining overall health and well-being. There is lots of advice on ways to boost the immune system, from foods to supplements to lifestyle recommendations. Where to start? How to choose? Chinese Read More

What credentials should you look for in a licensed acupuncturist?

An acupuncturist administers needle treatment to a patient's hand.

You’ve heard that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture can be beneficial for a broad range of health conditions, and are considering giving it a try. How do you know who to call? To help you feel confident about choosing the best practitioner for you, we’ll explain the credentialing for acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, and practitioners Read More

What is the NADA Protocol?

NADA protocol auricular acupuncture five points ear

What is the NADA Protocol? The NADA Protocol is named after the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, which first developed it in the 1970s to help with recovery from opiate addiction.  It has since been refined and its applications have broadened beyond its origins in addiction recovery. The NADA Protocol is a form of “auricular acupuncture” Read More

Spring Time!

Spring purple iris bloom

The gifts (and challenges) of Spring Spring brings sunshine, warmer days, and renewal. It is also a time of transition, when the weather can alternate between extremes. Similarly, we too can experience swings, one day feeling energized by warmth and sunshine, and the next day discouraged by strong winds, cold rains, and, if you live Read More

Ticks & Lyme Disease: How to Avoid & Treatment Options

Deer Tick Ixodes scapularis pictured next to a dime for size

Lyme disease is on the rise. It is defined as a bacterial disease transmitted by infected ticks. According to the CDC, Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the United States. Since 1982, the number of reported cases annually has increased 25 fold. Along with the diagnosis of Lyme disease there are Read More

Herbal Medicine for Allergies

Understanding Allergies and Allergic Reactions An allergen is a foreign substance that causes your immune system to react. Dr. Devi Numbudripaud, the creator of NAET Allergy Elimination, has expanded on the definition of an allergen to include “anything that causes an adverse reaction in an individual, that does not cause a reaction in a healthy Read More

The Emotional Aspects of The Heart According to Chinese Medicine

The Emotional Aspects of The Heart According to Chinese Medicine “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” Proverbs 15:13 In almost every culture there is a thought process that the heart holds emotion or the mind. Hence sayings like “follow your heart”. The Chinese culture Read More

What is Auricular Acupuncture?

Auricular Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine is nearly 4,000 years old. The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, one of the first written texts of Chinese Medicine, made mention of auricular acupuncture around 500 B.C. However, with technological advances and growing research, TCM has transformed into a much gentler and specific healing system. In the 1950’s Read More

Your Immune System and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Why do some people get sick at a drop of a hat, and others go years without a sniffle? It all comes down to immunity. People with a stronger immune system tend to be sick less often. How do you get a strong immune system? Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are one of the many ways to keep your immune system strong.

Acupuncture and TCM for the treatment of Insomnia & Depression

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have a long history of treating depression and insomnia. Treating Depression and Insomnia Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. It can have many complicated influencing factors, such as loss of interest and sleep disorders including insomnia. Approximately 70% of patients with depression have symptoms of insomnia. In Read More

Acupuncture for Migraine Prevention

There are many different types of migraines and just as many types of treatments ranging from over-the-counter medication, prescription pain relievers, or even Botox. Migraines affect approximately 18% of women and 5% of men in the United States.  They can be debilitating and affect quality of life. Unfortunately, many of the common treatments were not Read More

Cupping Therapy

Cupping and TCM

It seems like every time you read something or turn on the TV there is someone showing off their cupping marks or doing a demonstration. Cups are easily acquired and viewed by many to not be harmful. However, I would caution you to seek the advice of a licensed acupuncturist prior to using. The reason Read More

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion

Traditional Chinese Medicine has numerous ways for treating disease and illness.  One of those methods is something called moxibustion (moxa), and it is a very valuable tool in a TCM practitioner’s toolbox. What is Moxibustion? There are various types of moxa, but the traditional type is made of mugwort.  Moxa is a heat therapy that Read More

What can Acupuncture and NAET Allergy Elimination do to Help Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful and oftentimes debilitating condition that’s characterized by inflammation within one or more joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by the age of 85. There are several different types of arthritis Types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid Read More

Dietary Recommendations for Lung Disorders

Dietary Recommendations for the Lung THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR DOCTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS OR PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective on the Lungs Any word denoting a TCM Organ System is capitalized to make it clear that a system, not a single organ, is being referenced. The Lungs are said to “open” into Read More