Acupuncture for Varicose Veins I have been asked several times if acupuncture can be used for varicose veins. So, here I am, my first post for 2015! Varicose veins are defined as: (courtesy http://www.patient.co.uk/health/varicose-veins-leaflet) Varicose veins are enlarged (dilated) sections of veins which are located just under the surface of the skin – usually on
Category Archives: Chinese Medicine Theory
Real Acupuncture Better Than Sham Longtime followers of my blog will note that I have one basic underlying theme covering a good portion of the posts. Namely, that scientific evidence shows the difference between needling in true acupuncture points as opposed to non acupuncture points; and that needling produces different effects than merely touching the
As it turns out, my lecture on Elotus.org can be viewed for free online. The title is “Meridian Approach for Treating Headaches & Migraines”. Just sign up for an account. Click the link: http://www.elotus.org/free-course/meridian-approach-treating-headaches-migraines Am hoping to work with them more in the future!
A Personal Anectode I write this on a Sunday, my day off, and boy do I need a day off! The past week had been hectic, with both my wife and daughter catching the recent flu bug that has been circulating throughout the metropolis. My daughter had started feeling ill last Monday , and it
Common Herbs for the Common Cold I was resting after clinic last Thursday afternoon when I received a text message from my friend Dr. Adrian Rabe. He asked me if I would guest on a TV show, Pinoy MD, to talk about common household herbs that can be used for the common cold. I had
Spleen 6 Sanyinjiao Spleen 6 Sanyinjiao is traditionally known for genitourinary and menstrual disorders. However, one of it’s less popular functions is to tonify the Blood. This can be deduced from the fact that the point is a crossing point for three meridians related to organs traditionally associated with Blood: the Spleen, the Liver, and
The Classics Series Continues I had previously written a brief article introducing the Huangdi Neijing last year. (link) As one may recall, this book is considered the basis for all theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, one may think of the Neijing as a foundation, upon which more expanded theories were built. Also, the Neijing contains
Different Strokes for Different Folks Many of those not familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine have the impression that Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are homogenous. What this means is that instead of variety of hues making up a painting, it’s just one plain color. They expect every practitioner to practice the same way, using the same
Acute Tonsillitis Tonsillitis is a condition where a bacterial infection has caused not only the usual symptoms of sore throat, but the swelling and reddening of the tonsils in the back of the throat. Western medicine would usually treat with antibiotics, and repetitive attacks especially in children often result in surgical removal. This is known
Chinese Dietary Therapy I have often said that Chinese materia medica is an extension of Chinese dietary habits. A cursory examination of the oldest herbal formulas reveals not the use of exotic animal parts, but kitchen spices such as cinnamon and ginger. Sun Simiao once said that the foundation of good health lies in diet.