Acupuncture Reduces Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

A new study shows again that acupuncture is a powerful technique to reduce pain and inflammation in chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a problem that not a lot of men like to speak about, Yet pelvic pain is a very common illness.

I have helped hundreds of men with chronic pelvic pain in my acupuncture clinic over the last 15 years. Acupuncture is a wonderful technique for treating CP/CPPS because it reduces pain, inflammation, and calms the nervous system in order to treat the whole person.

A research study recently published in the Annals Read More

Acupuncture Treatment of Stress Incontinence

acupuncture lower back Stress incontinence is an all too common problem after having a baby, prostate surgery, or developing over time. It’s not something people always want to talk about, but it affects many aspects of your life.  Stress incontinence can occur because of weakening of the muscles of the pelvic floor and bladder sphincter.

The good news is that acupuncture has been shown to help reduce stress incontinence.

Electro Acupuncture for Stress Incontinence

I have treated many people with urinary incontinence and frequent urination with electroacupuncture and acupuncture in my clinic. My acupuncture therapy usually focuses on acupuncture points that … Read More

How to Treat Back Pain with Acupuncture

Acupuncture close on backBack pain is one of the most common ailments for people to stay home from work and miss school.  The good news is that acupuncture is very effective at treating back pain.

Not all back pain is alike and each acupuncture treatment is tailored specifically to your experience of back pain.

These are the most important factors to consider.

1. What are the right acupuncture points?  There is not one specific acupuncture point for a given condition.  Acupuncture points are chosen based on location of the pain, type of the pain, and the underlying imbalances causes the pain.   For … Read More

Acupuncture Helps Prevent Colds

woman with cold 1During the change of seasons a lot of people are worried about getting sick. I am cautious too.

During the change of seasons we are especially vulnerable; a sneeze, cough, or a cold wind can easily give you a cold.

Acupuncture can help prevent a cold by improving your immunity through boosting your energy, or qi. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are powerful therapies to build up immunity and qi.

How Are Qi and Immunity Related?

As you all know, the immune system is responsible for protecting you from all types of invaders like viruses and bacteria. In Chinese medicine, immunity … Read More

Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief and Relaxation

meditation at office 1Back in eighth grade, Mr. Hankinson, our shell-shocked gym teacher, used to yell in my ear, “Stand up straight, stick your chest out. Why are you breathing with your belly? Only BABIES breathe with their bellies. Breath into your chest like a MAN.”

He was right. Babies do breath into their abdomen. But good old Mr. Hankinson did not know that belly breathing is more natural and relaxing. Breathing with your belly maximizes the use of your diaphragm muscle, which is located between the chest and abdomen, and is the primary muscle of respiration.

Natural diaphragm breathing does not draw … Read More