Happy Spring!! Spring has arrived in the Front Range! As you might have heard me say in the past, one of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s philosophies is that wellness is partly achieved by staying in harmony with the seasons. Spring is a time of renewal and growth. It is time to shed our energy conserving habits […]
Happy New Year! Although the passing of Solstice signals that we are beginning to move out of the dark days of winter, we still have a few months of cold before us. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Winter is the most yin of the seasons. A time when life has returned to its deepest inner […]
As flu season gets under way we are faced with a more potent strain of flu bug this year known as “swine flu” or the H1N1 virus. A lot of people are naturally concerned and are asking their healthcare providers if they should get vaccinated against the virus. What makes this virus more worrisome than […]
Fall Greetings from Hugh’s Acupuncture Clinic! Despite the warm weather recently, earlier sunsets and cooler mornings signal that Autumn is around the corner. At this time in nature, animals start to prepare for hibernation and plant life begins to decompose as leaves, flowers and fruit return their nutrients to the soil. The trees prepare for […]
Chinese Herbs are one of the five treatment modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In a TCM clinic, Chinese herbs are often employed alongside acupuncture, massage, therapeutic movement, and nutritional therapy to treat a wide range of health complaints. Clinical efficacy is well documented with more than 350 herbs that are commonly used today that […]
What is Tai Chi Chuan anyway? Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese form of martial art that marries fighting techniques with energy cultivation methods. So, why are all those Chinese people practicing this martial art? It just so happens that besides being an effective form of self-defense, it also has tremendous health benefits.
How Acupuncture Works Acupuncture has been used as a powerful health modality for over 3,000 years. During this period, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have experienced a wide variety of clinical successes while employing acupuncture as their main tool. Today, acupuncture is receiving wide support from various healthcare authorities as more and more research validates […]