Acupuncture for Veterans

The local veteran hospital in Boston area has been looking for acupuncturists for at least a few months now. The VA system has their way of doing things for hiring only veterans, so I am going to assume… 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

Update: MassHealth and Acupuncture

— UPDATE – April 24, 2015: Please see my new post on how to be covered with MassHealth.  — After working with some MassHealth or MassHealth subsidized health insurance clients, here are my findings. Both MassHealth and the… Read More

MassHealth and Acupuncture

— UPDATE – April 24, 2015: Please see my new post on how to be covered with MassHealth.  — Since the beginning of this year, there are some change to the health care rules and regulations. Overall, I… Read More

Now Accepting Cigna for Acupuncture

For those with Cigna as your health insurance, here comes a good news for you. You are covered! I have been working hard to join provider networks for various health insurance company, so far, Cigna provides the best… 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

Steam Orange with Salt – Home Remedy for Persistence Cough

Here is one more home remedy for cough. This is for general cough especially for the persistence ones. Please note that this is more for the cough that doesn’t go away. It is not the home remedy to… Read More

Smile is the best medicine

This morning when I drove to my clinic, a lady gave me a beautiful smile as she walked in front of my car because I stop for her at the intersection. Her smile was so beautiful that I… 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