The new Illinois Acupuncture practice act has greatly expanded our scope of practice and will help our professional growth in Illinois. It also includes the fact that we must find a comprise with physical therapists on ‘dry needling’. Below I have an excerpt from the Illinois Acupuncture Association with further details on our new practice: Read More
This coming Monday, August 14th, I will be hosting ‘Acupuncture Hour’ on Twitter and I hope you will join me! The discussion goes from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Chicago or Central Standard time and 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the United Kingdom, where this fabulous hour was started. What is Acupuncture Hour? One hour every Monday, acupuncturists, lovers: Read More
Summer is here! In Chinese Medicine this is the time of year that is considered most yang. To learn more about yin and yang click here. High yang means heat, maximum activity, and moving outward with our lives and into nature. In Chicago we’re right in the middle of our ‘high yang’ summer, so I’m: Read More
Actor Ryan Gosling was photographed leaving an acupuncture clinic in L.A. on Friday. He looked pretty good! The ‘La La Land’ actor just wrapped up a European promotional tour for his latest movie, Blade Runner 2049. I hear those promotional tours are exhausting; perhaps he needed to recharge and relax, which acupuncture is perfect for!
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows long term pain relief for migraine sufferers. This study had 249 participants who regularly suffered migraines without aura. They were divided into 3 groups: *true acupuncture *sham acupuncture and *a control group. The participants kept diaries to record how often they: Read More
The U.S Military is rapidly expanding their use of acupuncture for Soldiers and Veterans. This expansion is due to the numerous training programs, for physicians and other healthcare providers throughout the Military services. The Military is figuring out something those of us in the field of Chinese Medicine have known for a long time. Acupuncture is: Read More
February 6th kicked off Tinnitus awareness week, I was reminded of this by my friend and fellow acupuncturist Dana Hoffmann. She has had wonderful success treating Tinnitus, a condition which affects roughly 25 million Americans according to the National Institutes of Health. In the article below Dana addresses this silent epidemic and how acupuncture can: Read More
The 2017 Super Bowl has many fans celebrating “their” team winning, exciting plays, crazy new commercials and how much beer can be consumed on one Sunday afternoon. I admit, I don’t really get it, but the one thing about football that I do understand is that it is a very rough sport. And, I know: Read More
Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Flower vendors, candy manufacturers and jewelry stores are all bombarding us with ideas about ways to show our love. In Chinese Medicine, one way to insure a good love life is to have plentiful kidney qi. For thousands of years, the Chinese medical practitioners have known that an abundance of: Read More
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