How To Spot A Health Scammer

A Brief Background My friend VS recently attended a seminar on “alternative” medicine and sent me a message, which I then quote slightly...

Sun Simiao’s Medical Ethics

Sun Simiao or “药王“ – the King of Medicinals There are times during one’s practice of medicine, of whatever tradition, when one feels...

Qi and Blood: Inseparable

Disclaimer: When I spell Blood with a capital B I am using it in the Chinese Medicine sense.  If I spell blood with a small b, I am using...

Help for Bohol

This isn’t really related to acupuncture, oriental medicine, or western medicine. Last Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the Philippines was hit...

So Near and Yet So Far

Today’s blog entry has little to do with my getting stuck in traffic so near my destination, although that’s the situation that triggers...

Acupuncture in Pregnancy

A common question that I get when lecturing or making media appearances is whether or not acupuncture is safe in pregnancy.  In general,...