Acupuncture in the ER

Here is an interesting story of how acupuncture is providing relief in an emergency room in Minnesota. One hopes this will be a growing trend!  Acupuncture is an amazing way to relieve pain and calm people in crisis.  It makes me smile to think of Eastern and Western medicine working smoothly together.  We each have our strengths and  together we … Continue reading

Congee – Chinese Rice Porridge for Health & Well Being

Congee (pronounced KON gee), also known as jook or juk, is a classic Chinese breakfast dish; I like to think of it as the Chinese version of oat meal and more. It can also be used during convalescence from illness or during acute diseases. It’s a very nourishing and easily digestible food which can help enhance immunity, strengthen digestion and … Continue reading

Water – How much do we need?

Many of us have wholeheartedly accepted the idea that we need to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day for good health.  A good look at Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic and Western medicine theories will all reveal this thought for just what it is – a myth.  For years we have also been told that drinking caffeinated beverages doesn’t … Continue reading

Going Green on the Inside

Wind generators, solar power, geothermal heat, natural cleaning products, organic clothing. There are seemingly endless means by which to shrink your carbon footprint and lessen your impact on the environment. But while our planet manages to garner heavy doses of TLC, there continues to exist a large dumping ground for dangerous toxins, chemicals, and man-made impurities. Our bodies are under … Continue reading

Acupuncture Alleviates Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Acupuncture has proven to be especially effective in alleviating Irritable Bowel Syndrome for patients suffering from a particularly severe type of IBS known as IBS-D. Recent research has shown that acupuncture has a 96.7% total effective rate with many patients recovering completely from IBS. The study tested the effects of acupuncture on abdominal pain and other severe effects of IBS-D. … Continue reading

Foods to Avoid for People with IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive condition characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s estimated that upwards of 15% of the United States population suffers from IBS, many of whom do not even realize it. While there’s no known cure for IBS, individuals can prevent symptoms from occurring by avoiding the consumption of … Continue reading

Alternative Treatment for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including anxiety, insomnia and stress. Although there is no known cure to IBS, there are numerous alternative treatments to … Continue reading

Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States have IBS. This all-too-common disease is characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excess gas, and irregular bowel movements. While there’s no known cure for IBS, acupuncture may offer relief. A recent … Continue reading