Ancient Wisdom


Hexagram # 43: Kuai/Break-through (Resoluteness) We came to study acupuncture through our passion for the Chinese internal arts of qi gong, ba gua, and tai ji. This passage in the I Ching speaks volumes and reflects the spirit within the internal martial arts: “…In a resolute struggle of the good against evil, there are, however, […]

When Cuts Won’t Stop Bleeding


If you’re like me, occasionally a misstep cutting vegetables or on a bike will cause a scrape or cut. I’m always in denial when this happens until I can’t ignore that apparently it’s not stopping anytime soon and certainly on its own. We use herbs to stop the bleeding faster. It comes in capsules, the formula […]

Burn Cream Chinese Liniment


  Ching Wan Hung is another must-have medicine chest item for those occasional times you burn yourself or get a fine scratch. I gave a tube to a colleague whose foot got burned by hot tea, a dance teacher who inadvertently scratched the top of her nose- such fine, thin skin there- and on myself for a cat […]

Acupuncture and Heart Disease


According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease represents one-sixth of the deaths in the U.S. each year. 34% of the population has some form of heart disease. Heart disease most commonly is an accumulation of unhealthy lifestyle choices and is therefore preventable. Heart disease is also treatable after a diagnosis of disease with changes […]