Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Hugh Castor, Licensed Acupuncturist
1304 S College Ave #7
Fort Collins, CO

Acupuncture for Visual Arts and Crafters

Professional or highly dedicated visual artists and crafters sometimes find that their passions can be hard on the body and mind. Let’s face it: artists and crafters are passionate about their arts and crafts! This is especially true for those who make a living this way or are...

Hives and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Hives or Urticaria, is an allergic reaction anywhere on the skin that presents with red, itchy, often raised, welts that vary in size from a half of a centimeter to a few centimeters. Occasionally it is accompanied by swelling in the lips, eyelids, and the throat. When acute,...

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Eczema

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is a very common skin disorder that affects adults and children. Although it can appear anywhere on the skin, it favors the inside of elbows, wrists, backs of knees, ankles, and occasionally, the chest and abdomen. Ranging from mild to severe, it...

Treating Acne with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many people are aware of using acupuncture for the treatment of aches and pains. Less people know about using Chinese medicine for internal issues such as endocrine or metabolic problems. I would bet even fewer still have heard of using Chinese medicine to treat skin conditions...

Red Rice Yeast and High Cholesterol

Red Rice Yeast extract is an excellent natural supplement derived from yeast (monascus purpureus) grown on white rice.  Although the substance has a long history in Asian medicine, it has only recently come to the states.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used to tre...

What is the Buzz about CBD Part 2

In my last article about CBD, I explained what it is, how it may work inside the body, and what it might be used to treat. This article will focus on sourcing CBD for personal use, quality control (artificial ingredients, chemicals, etc.), route of administration and dosage. For...

Anxiety– Treatment with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Anxiety is a mood disorder that plagues a great many people in the U.S. It is estimated that as much as 18% of the population have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and that there is additional 10-15% who might be undiagnosed. Like stress or blue moods, all of us are likely to...

Treating Chronic Bladder Problems with Holistic Medicine

Chronic Bladder Problems can be cured with Chinese Medicine Many men and women suffer with chronic bladder ailments today. Often they have tried a number of approaches but only get temporary relief. Why is this? Much of the time it is because the problems are treated by...

Simple Ways to Get More Veggies in Our Diets

The news is out – eating more vegetables and fruits is a simple way of dramatically improving one’s health. What has traditionally been mom’s wisdom in the past; today, is fast becoming modern food science. By eating the daily recommended amounts of veggies we greatly reduce our...

Using Natural Medicine to Harmonize with Summer

Many people eagerly await the arrival of summer for the hot temps, vacations and fun social activities. According to Chinese Medicine each season will have its attributes and challenges. Summer is about expansion, growth, activity and creativity, moving outwards in nature and in...