Why I Love What I Do: An Acupuncturist’s Confession

Why I Love What I Do:  An Acupuncturist’s Confession I have a confession to make.  Ready?  Here it goes–  I LOVE what I do. How many people can say that they truly love their work?  How many people are doing the work that they know they are destined to do in their heart of hearts? […]

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic I have read that approximately 80% of our chronic health concerns are caused by ongoing stress.  The question I have is, what actually causes stress for YOU?  Given the fact that stress is such an important factor in the creation of imbalance and disease within […]

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines I see many patients who experience an occasional headache to raging migraines on a monthly basis. And unfortunately most pharmaceutical medication has side effects and offers only a temporary solution. If you are tired of dealing with the headstorm, read on the learn more about how to hammer out headaches and […]

Icing injuries – Why I am anti-ice

Over the past few months, I have had many conversations with patients about icing injuries and sore muscles. Most are surprised to learn that I highly object to icing since it is commonly practiced. In talking to other doctors or physical therapists this viewpoint is controversial. So let me share with you why I am […]

Top 6 Acupuncture Myths

It’s summer, YAY! Which means there are many social activities happening in Chicago including festivals, bbqs, parties and movies in the park. I love meeting new people and hearing a little bit about what they’re “up to” in their lives. When people learn what I do, inevitably they have questions about acupuncture so I thought […]

Healthy Spring Ideas

Finally! Spring has arrived in Chicago, and as I mentioned in my March Newsletter, this begins a season of activity.  Just as the flowers push up from the ground and trees begin to bud, we too feel nature encouraging us to loosen our bodies as energy moves up and out. So let’s talk about some […]

Acupuncture and anxiety

Well, it’s definitely still winter as we have about 4 more weeks until the first day of spring. I know many people in Chicagoland are having a hard time with the ongoing sub-freezing temperatures and it’s affecting their mood – especially depression and anxiety. In my February newsletter I talk about some simple ideas to get […]

Flu season

Cold and flu season is in full force. And winter isn’t nearly over yet so if you haven’t caught some sort of cold this winter – lucky you! You should really go buy a lottery ticket. Whether you have gotten the flu shot or not, I know people in both camps that have gotten their […]

Holiday health

The holidays have arrived and are in full swing! Our December newsletter touches on why Traditional Chinese Medicine is great for this time of year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day there is a whirlwind of activities: holiday parties, family gatherings, bundling up for cold weather, battling crowded shops, etc. Having fun is fun, but […]

Menopausal relief!!!

Did you know that Chinese medicine is an effective, natural and gentle way to treat menopausal discomforts? You didn’t?! Well, it is and let me tell you a little bit about why… Hormones are incredibly strong dictators of what occurs in the body (see October newsletter on PMS). Hormones act like the boss in many bodily […]

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