13 Ghosts

Sun Si Miao (c. 7th century) developed the concept of “Phlegm” as the cause of mental disorders, it’s treatment is said to transcend space and time!
The use of ghost points has been changed in modern Chinese medicine to mean “points used in the treatment of mood disorders” however, this is not the original meaning. The original intent of the points was to treat a literal invasion by a ghost.
Furthermore, there are other and more complex treatments for ghosts, besides Sun Si Miao’s 13 ghost points, and the spirit world is indeed deep and mysterious in the ancient Chinese medical traditions.

Cupping therapy

Cupping is a type of bodywork therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, like an inverse of massage.The suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force, or vital energy. Cupping helps balance yin and yang within the body. RestoringContinue reading “Cupping therapy”

Trigger points and referred pain

If you are suffering from any of the following, you may have referred pain from the upper trapezius trigger points: Headaches on the temples or tension headaches, facial, temple, or jaw pain, pain behind the eye, dizziness or vertigo (in conjunction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle), severe neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited range-of-motion andContinue reading “Trigger points and referred pain”

Quit smoking

Smoking cessation To stop smoking plan ahead, set a date for when you officially quit. Decide ahead of time if you’re going to gradually cut down, or going cold turkey. Make an appointment for regular acupuncture treatments as you go through the process, research shows that it helps the success rates. Support Person – TheContinue reading “Quit smoking”

Acupuncture in the treatment of Urologic issues

Overactive bladder affects 16-18% of the US adult population with a higher incidence in the elderly.  The expense to the healthcare system is approximately $12 billion annually. Incontinence is responsible for up to 10% of nursing home admissions for people adding an adding an additional $6 billion. Incontinence is a condition that can lead toContinue reading “Acupuncture in the treatment of Urologic issues”

Herniated discs and acupuncture

Acupuncture is rooted in the belief that everyone has an energy force called  Qi When the Qi is blocked or unbalanced, your body may respond with pain and illness. Traditional acupuncturists aim to free up the acupuncture channels, by inserting extremely thin needles into specific points in your body’s meridians. Based on your specific diagnosis,Continue reading “Herniated discs and acupuncture”

Acupuncture and PTSD

PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder,  has had many different names throughout  history, names such as shell shock, battle fatigue, and soldiers heart. Many of these names recognize trauma from war as a cause for PTSD, however, the current definition of PTSD has expanded to include trauma that comes from any other acutely shocking event, asContinue reading “Acupuncture and PTSD”