Category Archives: Musings

Acupuncture for Varicocele: A Case

Documenting the Varicocele A while back, I blogged about the use of acupuncture to reduce the size of gallstones in a patient. (link) Right now, we present another case with documentation.  I was approached by a patient some weeks ago with a diagnosis of varicoele.  Here is the first ultrasound. Acupuncture for varicocoele Four weeks […]

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Can Acupuncture Cure Gallstones? – A Case

“Doc, can acupuncture cure gallstones? I’m afraid of surgery.” This is certainly a question most often popped to me, especially in the Philippine General Hospital Traditional and Integrative Medicine Clinic.  I would thus like to present a case that may give an answer. Last October, a fifty-six year old lady consulted our clinic for gall […]

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Coffee In Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Dr. Eddie Concepcion is one of my heroes in this profession.  Kind, humble, witty, clever, and a pretty darned good physician and acupuncturist as well!  With his permission, I am reposting this Facebook Note on Coffee. SIMPLIFIED HEALTH UPDATE ON COFFEE: the good effects: – sharpness of mind – cleansing – warming (great for the […]

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Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Numbness – Personal Experiences

Patients are mostly aware that acupuncture can be beneficial in the treatment of pain.  In this case, acupuncture is used to decrease the perception of pain sensations.  Many thus are curious as to whether or not acupuncture can be used in the opposite end of the spectrum – the treatment of numbness and peripheral neuropathy. […]

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