Ancient Remedies for Modern Lives
Why healers are at war over dry needling

Why healers are at war over dry needling

Dry needling is a myofascial trigger point practice that involves the insertion of needles into injured and sore muscles. The muscle twitches then relaxes, decreasing pain. Dry needling and acupuncture look fairly similar in practice, but not in the theory behind... read more


Neuroscience: Where Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine Can Come Together

Read the article on Acupuncture Today

The 10 Best Acupuncture Schools in the U.S. posted the national rankings of acupuncture colleges in the United States. The rankings are based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to acupuncture school deans, other administrators and/or faculty at academic institutions... read more

A Guide to Proper Hydration

There’s a lot of talk about water lately, especially in California. It’s really a big problem, the lakes and reservoirs which feed our state with water are drying up and the Governor has imposed a mandatory 25% reduction in water use. It’s enough to make anyone feel... read more

Complementary Medicine in the VA

According to a 2011 survey, nearly nine of 10 VA facilities offered at least one CAM therapy. While more CAM studies are needed, research on these practices has been picking up. The research topics reported on include acupuncture therapies, mindfulness-based stress... read more

The Benefits of Acupuncture For Singers

Acupuncture can be useful for the vocal performer, for several reasons. It often works immediately. When properly done, it has a very low complication rate. It can be repeated as necessary, and, over time, it has a cumulative benefit beyond its immediate effect. It... read more

Spring Into A Healthier Liver

Spring is officially upon us, and it is a wonderful time for cleansing and renewal. Spring is associated with the wood element, which governs the liver and the gallbladder. This is the best time of year to focus on balancing and cleansing the liver/gallbladder through... read more

Recovery Melt Down

Why the world’s leaders in health, performance and rehab are abandoning ice as a recovery tool. There simply is no evidence that it works. Rest doesn’t seem to be the best course either. So much for the R.I.C.E. protocol… but then again, R.I.C.E. is not... read more

Should You Trade In your Antiperspirant?

There is a lot of controversy about what really gets absorbed through the skin and how far that absorption actually goes. Our skin has many layers, so yes, it’s a long path into the bloodstream. But when talking about delicate areas like the underarms, that are in... read more

Acupuncture in the NFL

Many of the NFL’s toughest players are looking to acupuncture to stay strong and healthy. Read the whole article over on the Men’s Journal here. Related: Acupuncturist Treats 40 N.F.L. Players in 4 Cities. Read the New York Times article... read more


In Chinese Medicine, Winter is associated with the Kidney system, which is the broadest system of all: it includes our kidney organs as well as the endocrine system, the nervous system and the skeletal system.  That’s most of our body!  The Kidneys are in charge of... read more

Sleepless In America

The new film “Sleepless in America,” premiering on the National Geographic Channel on November 30, offers a glimpse into sleep research. The film explores the crucial need for sleep, how the brain flushes out toxins during sleep, and the potential for serious health... read more

Chinese Herb Farms…In Appalachia!

An area of the Appalachians corresponds, from a climate stand point,  to the medicine belt in China where a lot of the Chinese herbs grow naturally in the wild.  A consortium of growers is hoping to take advantage of that. Read and listen to the whole story on... read more