Tai Chi: An Ancient Treatment for Osteopenia

Yesterday morning I heard a distressing story on the radio about osteoporosis medication increases the risk of  unusual and serious fractures.  Women taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates are nearly five times as likely to have a serious unusual fracture.  Osteoporosis is a serious condition as hip and other fractures are terrible accidents, yet the side effects of the medication may be worse.

One answer for many women may be tai chi.  This may particular a good choice for women who have osteopenia, when the bones are beginning to soften, but do not yet have osteoporosis, as the tai chi … Read More

Five Functions of Acupuncture Channels

It is by virtue of the twelve channels that human life exists, that disease arises, that human beings can be treated and illness cured.  The twelve channels are where the beginners start and the masters end.  To beginners it seems easy; the master knows how difficult it is.

Spiritual Pivot Chapter 17, quoted in A Manual of Acupuncture

The fundamental theory in acupuncture and Chinese medicine is that the body is connected by acupuncture channels.   This is the basic acupuncture anatomical architecture through which disease imbalances are diagnosed and treated.

Five Functions of Acupuncture Channels

The channels have … Read More

Acupuncture Cure for the Insomniac Nation

Sleep.  We are supposed to spend one third of our lives sleeping.  But for many people, that’s a lot easier said than done.

More than half of American adults have trouble sleeping. sleeping.  Insomnia is associated with many chronic illnesses.  Pain is a significant cause of insomnia.

Can acupuncture treat insomnia?

Yes, acupuncture helps reduce insomnia and it is more relaxing than counting sheep!

Acupuncture works by addressing the root imbalance that is causing the condition.

The root treatment of insmonia addresses the heart, liver-gallbladder, and stomach.  The heart houses the spirit, yin and blood deficiency will irritate the spirit … Read More