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Moxa

A lot of people don’t know what moxa is, or that it plays a role in Chinese Medicine. Nor do they know what it’s for. Basically, moxa is the herb known in the West as mugwort. It was found, in the regions of the northern part of China (like Beijing) that have cold winters, that […]

A major difference between Chinese Medicine and Western

I have to credit Michael Bauer, L.Ac, in his excellent recent book, with pointing out this idea, even to fellow acupuncturists like myself. That is, one of the very chief foundational differences between Chinese Medicine. It is this: Western medicine often heals from the outside in. Surgery moves into the body from the outside and […]

Whole Grains and Phytic Acid

Grains have become and increasingly popular part of everyone’s diet over the past 20 years (among people who are really health conscious, or even into Thai or Chinese or Indian cuisine, as well as mainstream folks who just have started to get their carbs in other ways than pototoes). Many folks now, who have access […]

Cold Utah winters and Chinese Medicine

Let’s not beat around the bush. Winter in Utah is quite COLD. And at same time maybe wet or windy, or wet AND windy, too. Although extreme climatic conditions are what draw many Utahans to the area, providing that upfront personal contact with nature you often can’t get in other places, and a lot of […]

Acupuncture for Emotional Balance

The subject of how Chinese Medicine understands emotions, with respect to the human body, is often compelling and interesting to people brought up in Western societies. In the West the understanding (and belief) is prevalent that emotions belong to the realm of psychology. Here enters the famous mind/body split that has characterized Western society the […]

Acupuncture for Natural Pain Relief

Ah, who among us has not had the occasional headache, the post-workout soreness, the muscular fatigue or strain following a weekend hike or biking or skiing or whatever? Sometimes we overdo. As we age, aches and mild inflammation occur more easily and sooner following strains and exertions of any kind, athletic or recreational or just […]

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the Common Cold

Everybody hates having a cold, which can can result in days of unintended downtime and misery. Chinese medicine can be of invaluable assistance for the common cold, whether caught in the fall, winter, spring or summer. From a Western biomedical standpoint, what is the common cold? Most of them are adenoviruses, with the remainder being, […]

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Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are thin metal filaments approximately the width of several hairs. The sensations...