Speed Injury Recovery Time

Tom gets acupuncture for his bike accident

Speed injury recovery time with eastern medicine. Physical injury has been a problem through human history and the Chinese came up with many ways to deal with it. Acupuncture was accepted by the NIH in 1997 mainly for pain management, and under that umbrella we have a number of manual techniques that speed injury recovery time. We also have […]

The Spirit of the Lungs: The Po

The Po

Long before acupuncture was a profession in the US, the Chinese world-view arose through observation of nature, over millennia. The Po is one of the five spirits that correspond with organ systems, in this case, the lungs. The paradigm for Chinese medicine differs from western medicine in that it views the whole and sees its parts. […]

The Quest for Longevity

walk spritely like the pigeon!

Healthy Aging and Improved Longevity Leaving behind the bright years of youth and entering a quieter, more mature phase in life often prompts the question: How can I preserve my youth and extend my life? For answers to this question we might consult the teachings of Li Qing Yun. According to the 1933 obituary for […]

Qigong 101: Standing Posture

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgIejZXtBJY There are many aspects to qi gong, but we have to begin at the beginning and the very beginning is learning the position you’re aiming for to stand correctly. In qigong, the posture of standing puts the emphasis on the bones. How the bones are stacked up on top of each other. The idea is to align […]

Case Study: Neck Pain and Stiffness

A 54 year-old corporate lawyer, male, came in with neck pain that had come on gradually. The pain was a dull, constant ache and strong: he felt an 8-out-of-10 on the pain scale. With the pain came a decreased range of motion (ROM). Another symptom he experienced was numbness and tingling down his left arm to his fingers when […]