CHINESE MEDICINE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: to let you know that you are not alone and so many of us are ready to help

Because this illness began in China, all the most experienced teachers and practitioners of Chinese medicine have already accumulated information over the past few months about the nature, course, and commonly seen presentations and formulas needed for different stages of the disease. The vast majority of infected people in China were treated with herbal medicine, … More CHINESE MEDICINE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: to let you know that you are not alone and so many of us are ready to help

Winter Begins

In the Chinese system of qi nodes, we are in the middle of “Winter Begins.”  Liu Ming, who I used to study and sit with, taught about the qi nodes as we cycled around the calendar.  Every two weeks is like a different season with slightly different recommendations for diet and lifestyle to best be … More Winter Begins

Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain: A Critical Look at a New Study

The article “Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain” from the most recent issue of JAMA has brought acupuncture into the news lately, with its finding that needle and laser acupuncture did not perform significantly better than a sham laser treatment. Having seen acupuncture and Chinese medicine help with knee pain many times, I am puzzled!  What … More Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain: A Critical Look at a New Study