FDA Cautions NSAID Use

Leaving Pain

This is stunning: after decades of hearing how safe NSAIDs* are, the FDA reports 7/13/15 that a meta-analysis of the research shows NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The FDA issued a warning that ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), naproxene (Alleve), and Celebrex carry risk even in small doses and should be taken sparingly on […]

Biopuncture and the Treatment of Pain


  Over 75 million people suffer from some form of chronic pain in the United States and over 40 million Americans seek help in the form of alternative medicine. Acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal remedies, chiropractic, Reiki, yoga, supplements, tai ji and qi gong are some of the many therapies tried in an attempt to alleviate […]

Bone Broth with Chinese Herbs

concentrated bone broth with Chinese herbs

This bone broth with Chinese herbs stock recipe is meant to be used as a base  for noodle vegetable soup with miso. The method uses femur bones cut lengthwise to have easiest access to the marrow, for the marrow is the main ingredient you want. In the end, you’ll wind up creating this amazingly textured liquid […]

Plantar Fasciitis and General Heel Pain


Have you ever experienced heel pain when you put pressure on it? As someone that works with a lot of runners Tom sees heel pain all the time. Some of the causes are improper footwear and tight calf muscles. People with flat feet or high arches tend to be prone to this problem, too. Western […]

Herbal Foot Soak

an herbal soak will soften tendons and improve circulation

A Chinese herbal foot soak will speed healing for plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, a sprained ankle, or an injured hand/wrist or foot/ankle. It will help you get out and moving sooner, and all it takes is a little time each day. Heated herbal soaks provide penetrating heat that improves circulation, relaxes muscle spasms, and […]

Sinus Self-Care Massage

Pressure points on the face reduce sinus pain

Sinus self-care massage is helpful when you’re in the midst of allergy season and generally feeling miserable with a lot of sneezing, itchy nose, scratchy throat and sinus headaches. Sinus pressure headaches and sinus infections are painful ordeals. After all, it’s hard to get away from pain in the head no matter how many distractions […]

Maintaining Core Strength


Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, poor posture, or chronic injuries? Any or all of these problems usually indicate weak core muscles. With a little effort you can reverse this. First you have to feel the core and that’s what we’re going to cover here. Practically everyone reading this over 35 has weak […]

Acupuncture For Lower Back Pain

Acupuncture relieves lower back pain!

Acupuncture for lower back pain overlays anatomy with eastern medicine treatment methods. What’s in the lower back that could be the root cause of your back pain? Your back is made up of soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons) and bone, blood vessels and nerves. Several organs are located in the lower back as well. Some causes […]

Food Trends For 2015

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There’s much speculation on what food trends will dominate in 2015. Here are just one of many articles talking about coming trends. 1. Bone broth: a staple in the Chinese Medicine diet, bone broth brings powerful nutrients to the body gently, strengthening the bones and boosting immunity. We recommend looking for bones from grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb and organically-fed […]