Thursday, September 26, 2013


Photo: A powerful fact to share

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  1. Photo: How cool is this!?

Li Ching-Yuen was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor who lived to the ripe old age of 256 and sired 200 descendants during his life span, surviving 23 wives. Ching-Yuen lived off a diet of herbs and rice wine including Ling Zhi, Gou Qi Zi, Y Shan Shen, He Shou Wu and Peng Da Wan (gotu kola). In a 1930 New York Times article, Professor Wu Chung-chieh of the University of Chengdu discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827, congratulating one Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday, and further documents later congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877 (Wikipedia, 2013). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ching-YuenLi Ching-Yuen was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor who lived to the ripe old age of 256 and sired 200 descendants during his life span, surviving 23 wives. Ching-Yuen lived off a diet of herbs and rice wine including Ling Zhi, Gou Qi Zi, Y Shan Shen, He Shou Wu and Peng Da Wan (gotu kola). In a 1930 New York Times article, Professor Wu Chung-chieh of the University of Chengdu discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827, congratulating one Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday, and further documents later congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877 (Wikipedia, 2013). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ching-Yuen
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.

Pema Chodron

Auriculotherapy



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Cruz was spotted wearing auriculotherapy at the January 10 premiere of "Venuto Al Mondo.
The swath of tiny studs in Penelope Cruz’s ear isn’t the latest piercing fashion – it’s auriculotherapy, a form of acupuncture used to fight stress, pain and infertility.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What is ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is the subcutaneous insertion of solid filiform needles 
into either meridian points or non-meridian tender points, called 
ashi points, to create a therapeutic effect.
What is Dry NeeDliNg? 
The American Physical Therapy Association defines dry needling for 
intramuscular therapy as “an invasive technique used by physical 
therapists (where allowed by state law) to treat myofascial pain that 
uses a dry needle without medication or injection, which is inserted 
into areas of the muscle known as trigger points. A trigger point 
describes a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger 
muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch and can 
refer pain to distant parts of the body.” 
Dry NeeDliNg is Acupuncture
Both the AAAOM and the CCAOM have examined the practice of 
dry needling and found it to be consistent with and synonymous 
with the practice of acupuncture.
• The World Health Organization (WHO) defines trigger points as 
a subset of acupuncture points.
• Dry needling for intramuscular therapy is a retitling and 
repackaging of a historically documented subset of acupuncture 
known as ashi point needling.
• In a national survey, 82% of acupuncturists use trigger/ashi points 
for treating musculoskeletal pain.
• The #1 reason patients seek out acupuncture treatment is 
musculoskeletal pain.

Safe Acupuncture

Dry Needling

Thursday, September 5, 2013

About the Acupuncturist

 what style of acupuncture do you practice?


Japanese Style Acupuncture
I am happy to offer Japanese Style Acupuncture—very gentle, yet extremely effective at balancing the body’s energies and enabling the patient’s inherent ability to heal. Subtle needle techniques and palpation of the body may be accompanied by moxibustion (stimulation of points by heat) and acupressure.

Trigger Point Release / Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM)
Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) is a modern approach to acupuncture that combines classics-based French-meridian acupuncture with Western physical medicine techniques, most notably trigger point dry needling. APM assessment of a patient focuses on palpation of the body for myofascial constrictions. APM draws from both Western physical medicine and osteopathy, and classical acupuncture in which a focus on meridians is central.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine, often referred to by its acronym TCM, is the most common form of East Asian medicine taught in North America. Developed in China during the 1950's, TCM drew on many classical Chinese styles and modalities to develop a standardized Chinese medical curriculum that could be taught in Western style TCM hospitals. TCM uses an analytical diagnostic methodology and is very well suited to the practice of internal medicine. The national board examinations of the NCCAOM are based on TCM style, so all acupuncturists trained in the U.S. must become well versed in TCM.