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The Hungry Ghost Festival

  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 …

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How Your Chinese Herbal Formula Is Chosen

     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 …

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Acupuncture is Becoming Mainstream Care For Cancer Patients

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 …

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The Beginnings of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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 …

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Good Advice

“If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.” – Al Anon.

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Secrets Of Chicago Marathon Runners: Acupuncture

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 …

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2 Superstar Women Runners Who Use Acupuncture

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 …

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