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


Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cupping – An Ancient Therapy for Today’s Muscle Aches

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...

Sleep disorders and CPAP – Treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine

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%)...

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...

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...

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...

Harmonize with Fall Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

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...

Traditional Chinese Herbs – A Patient’s Guide

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...

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan

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...

Just How Does Acupuncuncture Work Anyway?

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,...

Harmonize with Springtime by using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Happy Springtime!! We are beginning to see nature’s signs that Spring is right around the corner.  Trees are beginning to bud, tulips and crocuses are pushing there way up and out of the ground, the sun is setting a little later, and the wind is really picking up around the Front...