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Ear Acupressure Points

Constipation is an all too common issue causing discomfort, pain, frustration, and stress. (1) Digestion is central to health and wellbeing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), healthy digestion is central to overall health.  We obtain nutrients and energy, the Qi of the food, for all of our body’s activities through digestion. In TCM terms, the stomach’s digestive Qi extracts energy from food in order to make Qi for the heart, brain, muscles, and other organs to function properly. In my acupuncture clinic, I have helped many people with chronic constipation.  I find that a combination of multiple therapies is the most effective method, including acupuncture, herbs, diet, exercises, and acupressure. Acupressure for Constipation One of the great things about acupressure

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Back pain commonly challenges serious athletes.   This post discusses a young man who was training for a marathon when he developed back pain.  He came to my office for electro-acupuncture. This patient came to me after developing back pain while training for a marathon.  He was building up strength and running time when he developed pain in the lower back on the right side.  The pain was most intense after running and sometimes traveled down through the butt.  Back stiffness and spasms were also a problem. After a visit to his orthopedist and an MRI, he was diagnosed with a bulging disc. Acupuncture treatment for lower back pain We began with treatments once a week.  This patient had more stagnation