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Archives: January 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s the year of the wooden horse. May the new year ahead bring you much health, wealth and happiness!

Posted By: tcm007 on January 31, 2014

Anxious? Acupuncture Can Provide Relief

Do you have anxiety? Acupuncture can help, it takes the connection between the body and mind into consideration. Chinese medicine is practiced with the belief that imbalances in the body can cause anger, fear, sadness, joy and worry, these emotions can cause harm to the body over time. Acupuncture has the potential to affect serotonin: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 30, 2014

Chinese New Year is the Year of the Horse

The Horse January 31st is the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse is galloping in or, if the snow and ice keeps up in Chicago, the Horse is going to be slip sliding in. There is a great deal of meaning that comes with the Horse and there are: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 28, 2014

Water The Element of Power and Patience

In the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These five elements are not simply the materials associated with each of the names, but rather they are metaphors for describing how things interact and relate to each other. Each of the Five Elements represents an aspect of a: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 27, 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

Posted By: tcm007 on January 15, 2014

Real Housewives’ Acupuncture Round-Up

Time to get back to my favorite ladies – the Real (hmmm) Housewives of Everywhere. I am happy to report that the Bravo ‘Real’ housewives of three different cities have announced that they place their trust in acupuncture. Generally, this is not a group I seek to emulate. They live for unnecessary high drama and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 9, 2014

Did Cavemen Use Acupuncture?

Years ago, when I was beginning my study of Chinese Medicine, I watched a fascinating documentary about “Otzi the Iceman”. Otzi died in the Italian Alps more than 5,000 years ago and was unearthed in 1991 by German tourists trekking through the Oetz Valley, after which he is named. He lived during the Copper Age: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 6, 2014

May There Be Many Miracles In 2014!

2013 was a triumphant year for me and I am so happy to have published my book ‘Adventures in Chinese Medicine’ after 2 years of hard work. I look forward to 2014 and hope it is filled with many adventures and blessings for everyone!  Happy New Year!!! 

Posted By: tcm007 on January 2, 2014