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Archives: March 2015

Learn More About Moxabustion (Moxa)

Using Moxabustion (Moxa) is a common practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a treatment that you may find helpful. In Chicago, where I live with about 2.7 million other people, we get pretty cold in the winter. Our long, icy season provides the perfect opportunity to add a little moxa to my patients’ treatment plans.: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2015

What is Cupping???

Let’s start with a quiz: A. Cupping is an exotic cooking term from Thailand. B. Cupping is men’s attempts to protect their private parts. C. Cupping is an ancient technique that involves using cups on the skin, creating suction to enhance circulation, relieve pain, and provide many other benefits. Correct answer: C (I really hope: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 18, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse. ~  Irish proverb

Posted By: tcm007 on March 17, 2015

These 8 Amazing Athletes Use Acupuncture

1. Vincenzo Nibali recently won the Tour de France, perhaps one of the toughest athletic competitions in the world. During the arduous 3 week race he was treated with acupuncture twice daily. Eddy De Smedt L.Ac., a Belgian acupuncturist treated Vincenzo and all the cyclists on Team Astana. His treatments focused on assisting the racers: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 5, 2015