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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

5 Great Things To Do In Amsterdam

I have another post in the works about my recent trip to Amsterdam. Exploring such a beautiful city, made me acutely aware of how much traveling helps me to be in the present moment. However I am back in Chicago now and the concept seems harder to write about. So I decided to get this: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 30, 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

2 Important Acupuncture Studies You Should Know About

Mel Hopper Koppelman is back to give us the low down on 2 important acupuncture studies. This is part two of my interview with MHK, if you missed part one go here now. JD: What do you think are the most important acupuncture research studies to come out in the last 2-3 years? Why are: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 1, 2016

Meet Mel: An Acupuncturist Who is Making a Difference

Friends..today is special! If you’re active in the international acupuncture community or on Facebook you’ve probably heard of my guest today: Mel Hopper Koppelman. Recently she’s taken a very public stand for acupuncturists everywhere. Combating critics like Edzard Ernst and speaking up against the new NICE guideline draft, which reversed their previous recommendation and do not: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 26, 2016

Tips from Dr. Meow In This Exciting New Children's Book About Chinese Medicine

Today I am pleased to share an excerpt from a new children’s book ‘Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist’. Written by Samara White, a licensed acupuncturist, and illustrated by her husband, Troy White. I love that this precious book is written and illustrated to appeal to young children, opening their minds to the wonders of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 11, 2014

Baby monkey saved from coma with acupuncture treatments

My dear readers, I have a treat for you today! The work of Daniela Lewgoy, a Veterinarian and acupuncturist based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is featured here. I want to  share some of her amazing stories and photos of her work with all species of animals… except humans! Daniela graduated from Veterinary School at the: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 30, 2014

The Secret About the “Secrets” in Acupuncture

I am honored to share this guest article by author Ioannis Solos, whose newest book ‘Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice’ comes out this week.  Take it away Ioannis…. According to Hippocrates, the practice of Medicine was already flourishing even before the invention of writing. I believe that although the ancients could not read: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 25, 2014

Brain Changes in Acupuncturists Over Time

An interesting article from the Journal of Chinese Medicine caught my eye and that of several other acupuncturists, I’m sure. The article is entitled, ‘Acupuncturists Have Different Brains’. WOW! I hope this really means we have super powers! The article describes a small Chinese study comprised of 22 acupuncturists and 22 non-acupuncturists. Both groups participated: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 15, 2014