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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Repost: Traditional Chinese Medicine Contributes to Lower Flu Death Rate

Note: This article was originally published on my old blog qi-spot on November 17, 2009.  Please forgive the amateurish writing style.  For the sake of history, I have not edited the original blog entry except to properly cite the original People’s Daily article. An article in People’s Daily Online claims that the death rate in

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