The Art of Electro-Acupuncture

The success of an acupuncture treatment lies in the details.  This is what I call the art of electro-acupuncture is in the details of how one uses the therapy.  The specific stimulation machine, proper selection of acupuncture points, how long you use the stimulation, and the proper frequency are all factors in success of the therapy.

Acupuncture Microstim

In my acupuncture clinic, we use the Pantheon Research microstim machine.  This is one the highest quality machines ensure a safe and effective treatment.  Microstim means that the amplitude of the electric stimulation is much smaller.  This is much more comfortable for … Read More

Boost your Qi with Kidney Three

Because it helps to boost the energy in the body, KI 3 can help with many different conditions. In the last post, I wrote about kidney 3 for back pain, but it can also help with many symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, and sometimes PMS and reproductive health.

It works best for people with too little qi or energy, but it does not move stagnated qi as well as LI 4 or SP6 does.

KI 3 is located just behind the inside ankle bone.  To boost KI 3, gently massage in a small circle.  The point should feel warm and relaxed.  … Read More

Better Habits for Better Sleep

In my last post, I wrote about how acupuncture can treat insomnia.  But there are also a lot of things you should do on your own.

Better Habits for Better Sleep

1. Turn off the T.V. at least 30 minutes before bed.  The television stimulates you and wakes you up.  The computer too.  So if you are reading this blog late at night,  stop now, turn the computer off, and get some sleep.

2.  Only use your bed for sleep and making whoopie.  Don’t use it as a spare desk.

3. Try doing self acupressure for better sleeping everyday … 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

Help for your insomnia

Insomnia is very difficult to deal with.  It can impact the work, social life and overall quality of life. Who wants to be tired all the time?

Acupuncture has a long history of treating this insomnia. Actually one of acupuncture’s good side effects is helping you sleep better. Research has shown that acupuncture helps with insomnia.

Acupuncture for Insomnia

As with all acupuncture treatments, treating insomnia should address both the
root cause and the branch symptom of the illness. The root of an issue is the underlying imbalance that is leading to the insomnia. The branch treatment means to … Read More