Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Hugh Castor, Licensed Acupuncturist
1304 S College Ave #7
Fort Collins, CO
970-215-7419

Category

alternative medicine

The Dry Needling Controversy

Recently, physical therapists (PTs) have added acupuncture to their repertoire in order to help treat musculoskeletal problems. PTs call their style of acupuncture “dry needling” and the law allows them to use it to release “trigger points”.  A few PTs will use this acupuncture...
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Dizziness and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dizziness is a very disturbing, but extremely common problem. Officially termed  vertigo, it is distinguished from being light headed and syncope, by a feeling that the room is spinning and a loss of balance. Frequently, vertigo is accompanied by: nausea, vomiting, nystagmus...
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Menopause and Traditional Chinese Medicine- Part I- A Cultural View

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as many cultures around the world, view menopause as a sacred right of passage for women, denoting a shift in a woman’s role in the community from that of mothers and professionals, to that of the matriarch and sage femme. It is...
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Depression- Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Depression is a sometimes hidden, but very common mood disorder. It is estimated that 16 million Americans suffer with chronic depression. Depression casts a dark cloud over all aspects of living, robbing a person of experiencing daily joy. It can impact all aspects of life...
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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...
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Gua Sha – Traditional Chinese Medicine’ Scraping Treatment!

There are multiple adjunctive treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that an acupuncturist might utilize. The most well known modalities used alongside acupuncture would be massage, moxabustion, cupping, and gua sha. Gua sha, which translates to “red marks”, in Chinese...
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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...
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Drug Withdrawal

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...
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Integrated Healthcare – An Answer for America’s Ailing Healthcare

Now more than ever, Integrative Healthcare is becoming more viable as a potential remedy for what is ailing America’s healthcare system. Currently, we are facing a national crisis on just how we are going provide healthcare to Americans and keep it affordable and fair for...
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Is it Wise to Get Vaccinated Against Swine Flu?

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...
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