Halloween has become such a favorite holiday in the U.S. that many people are surprised to learn that countries in the East do not celebrate Halloween. However, in China there is the Hungry Ghost Festival, a time when ghosts and spirits of ancestors may pay a visit. Ghosts are so popular and revered that the: Read More
When I was fulfilling my internship in Beijing, China, I studied at the Sino-Friendship Hospital, a Western facility that had 2 complete pharmacies – a full herbal pharmacy and another one for prescription drugs that you might find here in the United States. It is difficult to imagine an herbal pharmacy in a U.S.: Read More
Happy Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day!!!!
This week NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Willliams featured a report by Dr. Nancy Snyderman about the benefits of alternative therapies, including acupuncture, for cancer patients. Some highlights from the story are; “A 2010 University of Pennsylvania study found that 70 percent of comprehensive cancer centers offered information on complementary therapies on their websites, according: Read More
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is rooted in an 8000 year old Taoist philosophy that focuses on our relationship with nature and the universe. This idea reflects the classical Chinese belief that human beings have an intimate connection with their environment. The origins of TCM are attributed to a legendary sage named Fu Hsu who lived: Read More
“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon.
Some Chicago Marathon runners have already been in for acupuncture sessions that will help them achieve peak performances and relieve the pains from long hours of training. Others have booked appointments for post-marathon rehabilitation on their weary bodies. Chinese Medicine is a well known ‘secret’ for runners. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be helpful before: Read More
With the Chicago marathon coming up this weekend I wanted to highlight two amazing and accomplished women runners who are also acupuncture fans. English athlete extraordinaire Paula Jane Radcliffe, is the current women’s world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2:15:25 hours. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon, two-time: Read More
Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history of healing and rejuvenation that teaches us a great deal about aging well. Two thousand years ago, ancient Chinese scholars described the stages of aging in the Huang Di Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), which is the bible of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They remind us that we: Read More