Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Oh My!

by | Nov 14, 2013

If you're reading this, I'm going to assume that you've experimented with changing your diet at least once. Whether you stopped eating things with faces, went gluten-free, or piled more veggies atop your plate, most people will experiment with their...
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A Folk Remedy You Should Know

by | Oct 28, 2013

What can you find in your bedroom dresser than can stop a migraine, cure a head cold, and relieve insomnia? I asked this question to a patient the other day, and she sheepishly answered: "Cannabis?" If you are a medicinal...
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10 Ridiculously Awesome Life Hacks

by | Oct 17, 2013

Sometimes I want to write about something other than acupuncture... So...I did! Yeah! After doing a little Hack Research, I've put together a list of 10 cool tricks that should make your life either a) easier or b) more interesting....
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Blood Deficiency

by | Oct 08, 2013

The Concept of Blood in TCM Blood and qi. Inseparable, yet different. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the concept of blood is equally important to the concept of qi. Blood can be thought of as a "denser" form...
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10 Simple Ways to Build Your Blood

by | Oct 07, 2013

Nourishing the Blood from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective Now that you know how Traditional Chinese Medicine thinks about blood, and blood deficiency, here are some creative ways to treat it! 1. Move your body. Although one of the most...
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Books on Acupuncture That Won’t Put You to Sleep

by | Sep 24, 2013

I've recently had a bunch of patients ask for some good books on the subject of Traditional Chinese Medicine, so I decided I'd write a piece about my three all-time favorites. I've chosen these three books based on simple criteria...
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How Tongue Surgery and A Forest Gnome Helped Me Become An Acupuncturist

by | Sep 23, 2013

When I was young, I knew that I wanted to write. I also knew that I wanted to practice medicine. I started writing short stories in second grade and haven't stopped - but when it came to the 'practice medicine'...
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An Arsenal of Awesomeness for Anxious Times

by | Sep 16, 2013

Creative Ways to Deal with Anxiety After writing Got Anxiety? and Anxiety and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I decided the last post in this series should list some ways to begin dealing with anxiety, starting with some suggestions from a Traditional...
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Anxiety and Traditional Chinese Medicine

by | Sep 15, 2013

The Physical Experience of Anxiety If you've read Got Anxiety? and now you're here - thanks for reading. Now let's get visceral and talk about the ways in which anxiety can manifest from a purely symptomatic standpoint. The first thing...
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Got Anxiety?

by | Sep 14, 2013

The Age of Anxiety? A couple of years ago, if someone were to ask me to name the most common complaint that I treated in private practice, I'd have told them that fatigue and back pain were the two things...
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