Benefits of Watermelon in Summer

One of our favorite treats in summer is watermelon. Good reason. The first time I visited China it was hot early June and cut watermelon was everywhere. It’s a great way to cool us down internally when it’s hot & steamy outside. Chinese Medicine Nutrition: Benefits of Watermelon Watermelon is a useful medicinal food in the summer, especially for those … Continue reading

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

Acupuncture Reduces Tinnitus Symptoms

Tinnitus is a nerve disorder that includes a constant ringing in the ear. These sounds are not produced externally and can lead to insomnia and depression. Tinnitus can be caused by a number of factors including exposure to explosive noises and age. In a study done by Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia, researchers found that acupuncture treatment had a significant effect … Continue reading

Acupuncture & Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition characterized by ringing within the ear when there’s no actual source of sound present. There may be hope for people with tinnitus with healing methods like acupuncture that has been proven to relieve symptoms. It’s estimated that upwards of 10-15 percent of the U.S. population suffers from tinnitus. The good news is that most people tolerate … Continue reading

5 Steps to Improve Your Hearing

Many of us have already experienced or will experience some amount of hearing loss. This can be due to aging or noise-induced factors. Exposure to loud sound over time can permanently damage the ears and result in hearing loss. If you find yourself struggling with hearing and feeling the need to turn up the TV or your music louder, you … Continue reading

Manage TMJ with Acupuncture

A study published by the British Acupuncture Society found that “acupuncture is a simple, relatively safe and potentially efficacious and useful technique in the management of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ).” By returning the body’s natural flow back to order, acupuncture can relieve pain and inflammation in the jaw. The study found that acupuncture produced a beneficial effect in 85 percent of … Continue reading

5 Tips to Help With TMJ

Commonly known as TMJ, temporomandibular joint pain affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Although for some people the pain of TMJ goes away on its own, others develop long-term problems and need treatment to help their pain. Here … Continue reading

Acupuncture for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition that is characterized by pain and jaw dysfunction. TMJ is used to describe a wide range of conditions associated with jaw pain and restricted jaw movement. While TMJ isn’t life-threatening, it can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, causing bouts of insomnia, stress, pain and disability. It’s estimated that up to … 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