Raising the Standards

I recall an old Charlie Brown cartoon where our favorite protagonist asks what the meaning of life or something to that effect.  I also...

Pre-Op Jitters? Acupuncture Helps!

I recall the story of a famous surgeon. He was a reputed miracle worker whose talent with the scalpel was unparalleled. Countless lives...

The Achilles Heel

Ever since I personally got involved in sports medicine, I’ve been getting questions about acupuncture for Achilles Tendinitis.  While...

2012 In Review

A bittersweet goodbye to 2012.  This the first time I’m writing a year in review thingee, and so I’ll just go with the flow. Firstly, the...

Safety Precautions in Acupuncture

Just recently, I was told by a colleague the story of how a so-called “practitioner” who just finished a few weekends’ worth of...

Ear Acupuncture and Weight Loss

One thing that many patients may not realize is that there is not one entity called “acupuncture.”  The word, actually, is a loose...

Acupuncture Conference in Indonesia

Reporting live from Bandung, Indonesia. I’m here to attend the 2012 WFAS International Congress and Workshop on Acupuncture. The theme is...

Beyond the Point

Today I would like to write a bit about one glaring observation I have made about many people who wish to study acupuncture. A typical...

Mai Men Dong Tang for Asthma

I love it when science backs up traditional chinese medicine.  Right now I’ve put up the abstract of this study done in Taiwan but...

Explaining Qi to MDs

Note: This is a re-publishing of the following article: http://qi-spot.com/2011/01/26/explaining-qi-to-mds/ also by the author. It is but...