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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How To Treat a Yeast Infection Before Visiting The Drugstore

by | Mar 07, 2012

Overrun By the Yeastie Beasties? There's a fungus amungus! Over the past couple of months I've seen a recent spike in patients complaining of vaginal yeast infections, so I thought that I'd write  about the subject (especially considering the fact...
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Acupuncture for Infertility

by | Feb 29, 2012

How Acupuncture Can Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Self-explanatory, really. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for hundreds of years to treat infertility. Current research suggests that acupuncture can increase rates of successful pregnancy,...
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Research on Lifestyle Shows That Your Choices Matter

by | Feb 21, 2012

Looking for Proof? If you spend any time online, or regularly peruse a publication that includes a section on "Healthly Living", then you're probably just as confused as, well, everyone else. Will my daily supplement shorten my life, or extend...
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Helping Our Soldiers with Acupuncture

by | Feb 17, 2012

American Military Using Acupuncture for Pain Management Acupuncture has been gaining recognition for its ability to treat pain without any nasty side effects, and it's appearance in the American military is steadily increasing. Recent studies show that at least 40...
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11 Ways To Treat Colds and Flu

by | Feb 08, 2012

Sick as a Dog? You've been struck down by a nasty viral infection and you're home, sick as a dog. Ever wonder why the expression exists? Well, it's because of that disgusting tendency, common to many dogs, to eat indiscriminately......
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Does Acupuncture Work?

by | Jan 20, 2012

I’m asked this question at least once a week, and it’s become one of my favorite questions to answer. All I have to do is mention that I am an acupuncturist in a crowd of relatively “newish” people and one...
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