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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10 Ways to Balance Your Spleen

by | Sep 06, 2013

Now that you know the basics of how Traditional Chinese Medicine regards the Spleen, let's look at some practical ways to cultivate spleen energy. 1. TOUCH: Contact in whatever form that you find enjoyable (and is consensual, of course, if...
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The Spleen

by | Aug 06, 2013

Last Wednesday I walked down to Monument Square to check out the Farmer's Market. The tables were literally spilling over with bounty - fruit, vegetables, flowers, bread, cheese, and millions of other things that delighted all the sensory organs on...
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GUTS AND BOLTS: Understanding the 5 Viscera

by | Aug 05, 2013

Important things first. When I did an image search for the word "viscera" to find a picture for this post, the overwhelming result was this: Apparently, Viscera is a professional wrestler who enforces the evil agenda...
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What The Heck is Qi?

by | Feb 18, 2013

Qi (pronounced "chee") is one of the most basic concepts in Chinese medicine, and one of the most important ones. If you've had acupuncture before, you probably understand at a personal level what the sensation of qi feels like in...
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2013: Year of the Snake

by | Jan 07, 2013

The Chinese New Year hasn't happened yet, but on February 10th we will move into the Year of the Water Snake. After conferring with a couple of resources to read about the Year of the Snake, it was clear to...
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Acupuncture, Astrophysics, and John Denver

by | Jul 23, 2012

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), much of the language we use to describe the body and how it functions is the language of the natural world. An image from Between Heaven and Earth, by Harriet Beinfield...
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What Does Acupuncture Treat?

by | Jul 11, 2012

"So, does acupuncture treat...." I hear this question all the time. People want to know if acupuncture treats the specific imbalances that they experience, so they ask about their personal conditions as soon as they find out that I'm an...
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Wildwood Medicine To Open Community Acupuncture Clinic in Portland, Maine

by | Apr 03, 2012

Community Acupuncture Clinic to Open in July of 2012 I once had a patient who was having a hard time relaxing on the table because she was so worried about her father. Her father was diabetic and experiencing debilitating low...
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