Weight Loss

A common question I am often asked is whether acupuncture can help with weight loss. The answer is a qualified “maybe”. The qualifier is the source of the weight. If an individual is overweight due to over-eating, acupuncture can help to relieve the cravings for specific foods, but there are no magic needles to shrink… Continue Reading

Pediatric excema and asthma

Traditional treatment of eczema in babies and children is to apply hydrocortisone cream to the affected area. This very effectively suppresses the itching and skin rash. However, there is often a price to be paid. Topical medications can be absorbed through the skin and into internal organs. From an oriental medical perspective, the energy of… Continue Reading

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

With the ever-increasing levels of stress in our daily lives, it is not surprising that many more Americans are beginning to experience high levels of anxiety and even sharp, debilitating episodes called panic attacks. Western medicine’s treatment approach is to prescribe anti-anxiety medications to suppress the emotion. Unfortunately, suppression is not the same as resolution…. Continue Reading

Treatment of Pain

Skeptics in western medicine have long insisted that if acupuncture has any effect on pain, it was only a placebo effect or, at best, temporary. However, acupuncture has been used for centuries in many areas of the world as the only form of pain control, and even as the sole form of anesthesia for surgeries…. Continue Reading

Acupuncture and sleep problems

Sleep disturbances can result from many different causes, such as hormonal imbalances, blood sugar problems, physical pain, and stress, to name a few. If this problem occurs only occasionally, it is not of great concern. However, continued sleep loss and the resulting fatigue lead to imbalances throughout the body’s systems and significantly damage the quality… Continue Reading