During the 2016 Summer Olympics many Americans were introduced to cupping therapy thanks to Michael Phelps, one of the world’s top, elite swimmers who has brought home a record amount of gold medals. Media paid close attention to this athlete and was naturally intrigued by the circular bruises that appeared on the swimmers back and […]
Back and neck pain is one of the top reasons that people seek treatment from healthcare providers. This makes sense because according to numerous studies, nearly everyone (80% of the total population) will have a bout of back or neck pain at some time in their life bad enough to cause them to seek help. […]
As stated in my last article on insomnia, it is a major problem in the U.S., affecting over 60 million people. Here is some more recent information that has come to light. Chronic insomnia due to sleep disorders is more prevalent in working women ages 20 – 60 (27%) then men (20%) and is worse for those […]
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 addressing the symptoms only. When one also focuses […]
Drug withdrawal can be one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. Whether quitting cocaine, narcotics, cigarettes, alcohol, or foods, it can be a dark period filled with emotional and physical pain that makes it hard to see the light beaming from the end of the tunnel. Often people keep their addictions quiet to begin with and thus, go through the drug withdrawal process alone and unsupported. They may erroneously believe that the strength of their intention alone is the determinant of success.
Undoubtedly, in the initial stages of letting go of the addiction, will power is important. However, to ensure success one should also have the support of alternative healthcare professionals. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners have much to offer here. They can be a part of their client’s support team by providing acupuncture and Chinese herbs to ameliorate the physical symptoms of drug withdrawal, as well as offering suggestions and strategies to help avoid relapse. To round out the healthcare team, the client should consider having access to a good counselor and a support group of people who have struggled with the same addiction. Because those in support groups have had similar experiences, they can provide emotional, mental, and spiritual support in a way that friends and families may not be able to do.
People across America have been increasingly turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for help in treating problems associated with our modern age. As the pace of life quickens and the workday lengthens, personal time previously used for relaxation and nourishment has become a luxury in one’s schedule. Our modern life offers many amenities and diversions […]
If you have been shopping in your local pharmacy or watch TV, chances are you have heard about Shingles. This malady presents with blister like sores that are very painful. Caused by a member of the herpes family, initial infection results in chickenpox. After the chickenpox infection, it stays dormant in nerve ganglia until many […]
Restless sleep, trouble falling and staying asleep, light sleep, erratic and short sleep cycles respond well to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Not being to get adequate sleep can drain energy and negatively effect our well-being. Usually, by the time a client comes in they often have tried OTC approaches such as antihistamines, sedatives, calmatives, etc to […]
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 […]