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

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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...
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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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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Menopause Part II

In my last article on menopause, I wrote how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views this life transition through its cultural and societal lenses. Now we will look at how TCM treats menopause on a physical and psychological level. Since TCM views menopause as a natural life,...
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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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The Treatment of Abnormal Menstrual Cycles and Traditional Chinese Medicine

It is said in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that a women’s menstrual cycle is the bell weather of her health. A normal cycle is indicative of metabolic and hormonal balance. The average menstrual cycle is between 24 – 30 days in its entirety, with 4-7 of those days for...
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Menstrual Pain and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many people are familiar with the idea of using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for back pain, arthritic pain or even headaches. Fewer people know just how good TCM can be for menstrual pain – but Asian women have relied on TCM’s gentle and effective techniques for...
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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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