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Acupuncture 101: What You Need To Know

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years throughout many parts of the world. But despite its long track record as a successful treatment for a...

Daniel Hsu, DAOM, LAc
July 31 2014

A Surprisingly Simple Way To Heal Lower Back Pain (Video)

A primary care doctor in Tulsa, Oklahoma has an unusual prescription for patients who come to him with lower back pain: watching a YouTube video.

July 21 2014

5 Natural Treatments To Give You Smooth & Youthful Skin

Botox has grown hugely popular, and while it may be considered relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor, side effects include bruising...

Kerry Benjamin
July 11 2014

What I Wish I'd Known About Kidney Stones Before I Had One

Have you ever had a kidney stone? I did, in college. Kidney stone pain is very similar to labor, but passing a kidney stone is continuously miserable,...

Mary Clifton, M.D.
March 6 2014

5 Ways To Live A Stress-Free Life

Our bodies and minds are programmed to engrain habit patterns into our brains. These habits will either carry over into a positive or negative aspect...

Are Chinese Herbs Toxic?

If you've ever been to see an acupuncturist, odds are even that you had a brush with Chinese herbal medicine. If you didn't take herbs, maybe you saw...

Jason Burke, LAc
June 26 2013

5 Simple Choices To Be Your Healthiest Self

When asked about his diet, one of my heroes, Jack LaLanne, who was still in killer shape into his 80s, used to say, “Eat real food!”

Phil Veneziano
June 3 2013

5 Reasons You Should Try Acupuncture

Years ago I watched Kiiko Matsumoto treat a hemiplegic patient who two years prior was knocked on her head by an ocean wave and lost sensation in the...

Nancy Allen, LAc
May 30 2013

Tall, Dark & Handsome But Can't Find A Relationship

Joseph was referred to me by a close friend. An attorney and exercise nut, he was easygoing, charismatic, and bore a striking resemblance to Brad...

Emill Kim, LAc
April 30 2013

How To Manage Asthma Naturally

Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the tiny pockets in your lungs, called alveoli, where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged as you breathe. An...

Peter J. Braglia, D.C.
April 23 2013

Using Acupuncture To Treat Addiction

Even before I became a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master I believed in the powerful energy medicine of acupuncture and Reiki. I always knew I...

Margarita Alcantara, LAc
April 20 2013

Lower Back Pain: 10 Methods To Find Relief

Did you know that one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor is lower back pain? It makes sense, considering it can be pretty unpleasant,...

Karen Sherwood
March 11 2013

How Chinese Medicine Can Improve Your Sex Life

Spring is almost here. Are you starting to feel friskier? Or maybe you’re not feeling frisky enough. That’s where Chinese medicine comes in. For those...

Heather Lounsbury
February 27 2013

How Acupuncture Can Heal You

"Psst… What’s the deal with acupuncture? Can it really help you get to sleep at night? Without using prescription drugs? And you even fall asleep on...

Phil Veneziano, M.S., LAc
February 15 2013

Yoga Advice From Mom

My mother is an incredible acupuncturist and healer. She doesn't dither with deconstructionist explanations of Qi and energy or even overly...

Dr. Emill Kim
February 12 2013

We All Play Roles - What's Yours?

I heard an anecdote long ago that Buddhist monks in a certain community would see a wretched soul or an impoverished person and laugh at their...

Dr. Emill Kim
January 10 2013

8 Natural Ways to Stay More Alert and Improve Your Memory

If you are struggling with a drop in alertness, attention span, or memory retention, you may want to try some of these natural remedies:

Amber Scriven, M.S., LAc
November 26 2012

How My Birth Control Pill Almost Killed Me

I'd been on the Pill for a decade and never had any problems. I actually liked being on birth control and figured it was good for me. I never had to...

Colleen Wachob
October 25 2012

How to Stay Balanced as the Seasons Change

Many of my acupuncture clients are feeling the transition from late summer to fall right now.

Kate Sciolino, LAc
October 11 2012