What is the definition of honesty? I looked it up and here are a couple of definitions that I found “Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct” “Adherence to the facts” Honest communication can be extremely liberating and sometimes painful. Personally I feel that honesty is relative to the person telling the “truth”. I believe that the: Read More
On May 23rd, I posted a story about a “doctor” who used toothpicks (yes, regular old toothpicks) as an acupuncture treatment. Apparently he posted ads in Bulgarian language newspapers in Illinois to attract patients. The patient, who was treated with toothpicks, eventually suspected that something was not right, and called the police. I am pleased: Read More
Acupuncture Point LI 4 Headaches and migraines are a common complaint in my Chicago acupuncture practice. As many of you know, the pain of migraines can be debilitating and the side effects of painkillers can be harsh. Acupuncture provides powerful relief without the side effects of prescription medications and has a long history (thousands of: Read More
I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now and loving the opportunity to share ideas from Traditional Chinese Medicine. I also have found that blogging has encouraged me to stay very up-to-date about research and the practice of acupuncture and herbs. Just recently, in addition to this blog, I’ve become a blogger for the Tree.com: Read More
The Great Wall of China “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.“ ~ David Brinkley
MSN has recently written an even-handed story about acupuncture. They describe its usefulness and its increasing acceptance among patients. While there continues to be plenty of positive research about acupuncture some remaining reluctance in the Western medicine community is noted. Here is a small excerpt… Acupuncture is gaining new traction—and respect—in hospitals and doctors’ offices: Read More
These days, everyone knows about the Susan G. Koman Cancer centers but it was begun as a small memorial – one sister for another. They have been a the forefront of cancer treatment for years and are now suggesting acupuncture to cancer patients as a way of coping with pain. This is a major endorsement: Read More
Those of you who know me personally know that I love yoga on the lake and it is back! These are great FREE Classes held Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings all summer here in Chicago. Maybe I’ll see you there!