People frequently complain of conditions like Carpal Tunnel, or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or Frozen Shoulder, etc. But little do they know that there is an underlying energetic cause. For background, imagine that of all the vertical channels that move throughout the body, you have one Master horizontal vessel call the Girdle Vessel or Meridian (Dai […]
Some things it seems we can only wait in life, for it to come. Fixing health issues is not one of those things. But, fortunately, acupuncture can work on health or life issues. It just depends on what you want to do.
When it comes to health issues, it is best to immediately circulate the vital energy (Qi) of the body, to free the mind and spirit and relieve pain, malnutrition, and blood flow issues. Most of the time this gives immediate relief (48% in a single visit, according to 3 studies I did in clinic). But sometimes it increases the feeling until the blockage is removed. You cannot know ahead of time which case you will be, this is one of the biggest mysteries of healing and acupuncture.
Well, not surprisingly we are closed on this icy day. What does TCM have to say about ice? “Ice is for dead people.” That’s more of a reference to injuries and RICE technique. But also it’s true that we consume too much ice and we do not appreciate the difficulty that ice and cold puts […]
Getting out with the kids Saturday to Red River Gorge, I was re-reminded how important it is to hike. It gets you in sync with nature, with your wood, water, and earth elements, and it gives you cardiovascular exercise. Also, the views can be quite nice. If you are finding yourself cooped up in your […]
Pain is usually: physical (chronic or acute trauma), psychosomatic, referral, or undefined. Undefined pain needs a long discourse of its own. But separately there are two categories, Du (toxin) and Gu (parasite syndrome) which are under-diagnosed everywhere. Du is like rust on your truck. It crawls underneath the paint and spreads, getting everywhere. It is […]
Anytime you are: under major stress or overstressed, there is a seasonal transition (including wet-dry), going in and out of hot and cold environments, consuming too much sugar and caffeine, allergy season, or consuming too many meds, alcohol, or drugs… there is the potential for the Liver Qi to severely block the lungs. If that […]
When anxiety happens, most of the time there is some form of heart heat involved. Heat vexing the heart can be due to liver, stomach, or small intestinal fire; it can be from infection or affliction, stress or distress; it can also be trauma, PTSD, bad memories, or other external factors; it can be genetic […]