Acupuncture For Sleep Deprivation

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:…

Ancient Chinese Medicine Books: Shang Han Lun

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…

Acupuncture for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient stops breathing while sleeping.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common kind of sleep apnea.  WebMD has the following explanation: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — also called obstructive sleep apnea syndrome — occurs when there are repeated episodes of…

Diabetic Painful Neuropathy: Treatable with Acupuncture?

Diabetic Neuropathy In my practice, I receive quite a good number of referrals from other healthcare workers about the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.  Diabetes is related to poor peripheral circulation, and thus there is a detrimental effect on the nerves of the parts farthest from the heart – the hands…