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Acupuncture Holographic Mapping for Treating Body Pain

October 13, 2017 0

“Chinese medicine recognizes that the human body functions like a hologram because every microsystem found in different parts of the body contains the information needed to treat the whole body. In fact, studies… suggest that this information is stored in each and every part of the body.” – Steve Phillips, LAc Holographic Mapping in Auricular […]

Look who’s talking about COPD and acupuncture in US News!

September 5, 2017 0

Photo: Amy Treasure Acupuncture for the Treatment of COPD What an honor for me to be interviewed by sports and health writer, Elaine K. Howley for the US News and World Report! It was a pleasure to be able to share some of Chinese medicine’s strengths in treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in, “Can Acupuncture Help with COPD?” (published […]

Chinese Medicine Relieves Menstrual Cramps

September 5, 2017 0

Photo: Brooke Cagle What the Studies Show for Treating Menstrual Cramps Moxibustion A 2016 systemic review and meta-analysis (“Moxibustion for Primary Dysmenorrhea at Different Interventional Times”) concluded “moxibustion leads to higher total effective rate [in treating menstrual cramps] and lower level of PGF2α in serum” as compared to nonmoxibustion treatment. While there was no difference in intervention […]

Kaiser Insurance: What Conditions are Covered for Acupuncture Treatment?

June 7, 2017 0

Photo: Tanja Heffner Kaiser Insurance on Acupuncture You may have seen that Kaiser has taken over Group Health here in Washington. In their June 5, 2017 “Kaiser Permanente Washington Pre-Authorization Requirements” document, they outline the conditions for which they have determined acupuncture treatment medically necessary. Any non-Medicare patient with Kaiser insurance coverage seeking over eight visits […]

Acupressure and Foods to Treat Morning Sickness

January 25, 2017 0

  Self-Care for Morning Sickness Thankfully, Chinese medicine has quite a bit to say about treating nausea. (Did you know it’s so effective, most insurances reimburse for acupuncture treatment of morning sickness and nausea from chemotherapy?) Some of my favorite points to use with moms during pregnancy include: Ren-22 (天突, Celestial Chimney) This point is located at […]

Treating Plantar Fasciosis with Physical Medicine, Acupuncture, and Energy Work

October 28, 2016 0

Plantar Fasciosis: The New ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ Perhaps you’ve heard of plantar fasciitis? Well, doctors have found that it’s not always inflammation (i.e. “-itis”) that causes this heel pain. Overuse and degeneration can lead to poor circulation and tissue death of the plantar fascia. For this reason, the condition is now mostly referred to as “plantar fasciosis.” […]

US Government Finds Acupuncture a Top Treatment for Back Pain Relief

August 26, 2016 0

“A recent landmark report commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), found acupuncture to be at or near the top of every category measuring the effectiveness of a wide range of treatments for low back pain. Especially encouraging was the […]

“Cupping is having its own golden moment”: A Look at its Benefits

August 12, 2016 1

“[Cupping’s] been the secret that I have had through this year that keeps me healthy,” “It’s been better than any money I’ve spent on anything else.” –U.S. gymnast Alexander Naddour, for USA Today Chinese medicine gets its 15 minutes of fame Yup, I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother has been seeing the articles coming out […]

Treating Infertility in the Philippines with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

June 17, 2016 0

Retrospective Research on Treating Infertility with Chinese Medicine Article: The Effectiveness of Chinese Medicine in Treating Infertility in the Philippines Author’s Key Points In following up on 572 out of 1653 infertility cases that were reported at St. Francis Natural Health Care (2006-2014), 173 infertility cases were chosen for review from the 370 success cases. Of […]