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Category: Acupuncture

Acupuncture Benefits Veterans

I’m happy to report that acupuncture has been helpful to many Veterans who have defended our country, deserve and need the support. Veterans in this country have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU! Sadly veterans often return from service with traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 9, 2017

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Reduce Menstrual Pain

A July, 2017, study tested acupuncture as a treatment for women suffering from menstrual pain. Researchers found that over 50% of the women in the study reported a 50% reduction in pain symptoms, furthermore the success was maintained at the one year mark. This acupuncture study is the work of medical researchers from Western Sydney University, Australia and: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 8, 2017

The New Illinois Acupuncture Practice Act Has Passed

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 1, 2017

Join Me Monday On Twitter For #AcupunctureHour

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 10, 2017

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 10, 2017

Ryan Gosling Gets Acupuncture Too!

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!

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 2, 2017

Acupuncture Offers Long Term Pain Relief For Migraine Sufferers

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 12, 2017

Acupuncture Use Continues To Grow In The Military

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 5, 2017

Acupuncture Can Help Tinnitus Sufferers

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 8, 2017

Super Bowl Fans: 9 NFL Players Who Use Acupuncture

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

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 5, 2017
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