3 Tips for Jogging in Spring

Weather in Boston has warm up slightly recently and I see more and more people jogging on the street over the past few weeks. Needless to say, jogging in this comfortable weather is refreshing and it’s something I… Read More

Treating Bell’s Palsy with acupuncture

Bell’s Palsy is a kind of Facial Paralysis that is happen to people who are otherwise healthy but with inflamed facial nerve. The damaged facial nerve causes weakness or paralysis of facial muscle. The most noticeable symptoms is… Read More

Acupuncture for Pain Management – Introduction

Pain management is a branch of medicine that uses interdisciplinary approach to better the quality of life for those who are suffering from chronic pain. Due to the nature of the medicine in this country, medication is the… Read More

What is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha in Chinese is “刮痧”. Like many Chinese terms, it is a combination of characters, and in this case, it is combination of two characters: “刮” and “痧”. In direct translation, “刮 (Gua)” means “scrape” and “痧… Read More

Disease and Disorders that can be treated by Acupuncture

Bannerman R H in 1979. "Acupuncture: the WHO View."

According National Institutes of Health (NIH), acupuncture is among the oldest healing practice in the world. In addition, the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by Americans,… Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine 101 – Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang are the basis of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. These terms have been used for more than 2000 years, and their meanings have expended far more than the original implications for shady side sunny sides of… Read More

A little reading about depression

I read an article on Reuters a while on acupuncture and depression. Here is a link to the original article: Acupuncture as good as counseling for depression: study. This article is based on this research paper: Acupuncture and… Read More

Daikon (Chinese Radish) – The winter food that keeps doctors away

There is an old saying in Chinese, “Eat daikon in the winter and ginger in the summer, and you don’t need medicine from doctors.” So, why is daikon the winter food that keeps doctor away? During the winter… Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine 101 – Introduction 1

“What can you treat?” This question is my most frequently asked question since I started my career as an acupuncturist and herbalist. This is also the question that I kept asking myself everyday when I go to work…. Read More