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Mutant Gene Linked To Uterine Fibroids

Unfortunately uterine fibroids are a common problem for women. It is a complaint I see regularly in my Chicago acupuncture office. As many as 60% of women develop fibroids by age 45. One study is …

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A Dodger Doubter Is Converted to Acupuncture

One question that I am asked is,  “Is acupuncture a placebo?  Don’t you have to believe that it will work in order for it to help?”  The answer is no! There are hundreds of studies …

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Instructions On How To Live A Better Life?

Do you ever feel like if you worked harder, prayed harder or meditated your way to egolessness your life would be better? There are so many instructions/preachers/life coaches (what is a “life” coach anyway?), consultants, …

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The Horn Method

If you have been to my Chicago acupuncture office, you may have seen (and I may have used) the set of glass or plastic cups that I use for “cupping” the Chinese technique that involves …

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Easy Tea Drinker’s Tip to Heart Health

In completing a mega-analysis of studies that examined drinking green tea and its effects on cholesterol, researchers are optimistic. (Do I hear the applause for Traditional Chinese Medicine advice???) Although in some of the studies, …

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Acceptance For Acupuncture As A Fertility Treatment Grows

USA Today just put out a good report about acupuncture and infertility.  They report that many women are singing acupuncture’s praises and there is a growing number of celebrities using acupuncture for fertility. The writer …

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New Research: Electro – Acupuncture Can Help Alleviate Depression

Because depression is such a widespread problem, there are always ideas, treatments or solutions to coping with this disorder.  I’ve just read a study out of China that says electro-acupuncture may alleviate depression.  Electro-acupuncture is …

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Food As Medicine

“A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down…”  Oh, Mary Poppins, you are sooo yesterday!  The Chinese have something much better and certainly healthier. The China Daily has a story about a restaurant …

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