Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness
October 21, 2013

The Circulating Life Force

That is Qi, or Chi, or Ki

It's all energy no matter how we slice it.  Doesn't matter if we call it molecular energy, atomic energy, life force, power, Spirit, it's all the same stuff.

September 02, 2013

What Does Nature Have to Do With Pain?

Microcosm and Macrocosm

Imagine a mountaintop peeking out of a blanket of mist, the mountain stationary to the rolling movement of the mist. An opening appears in the mist revealing a ledge in which half dozen Chinese wise men sit with teacups in their hands discussing and debating nature.

August 26, 2013

In The Beginning...Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

An Ancient Medicine in Modern Times

Let's start at the beginning.  Some say Chinese Medicne has been around for 3000 years, others say 5000 years.

June 03, 2011

Can Acupuncture Help Treat My Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Acupuncture to Relieve Fibromyalgia and RA Symptoms

I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, and I'm only 29. It's hard for me to walk, and sometimes I can't even tie my own shoes because the pain is so bad. I'm interested in trying acupuncture but don't know if it will help. What can I expect in an acupuncture treatment session?

June 03, 2011

Will Acupuncture Work to Reduce My Stress and Back Pain?

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Relieve Back Pain

I'm a woman in my early 50s, and I have chronic low back pain caused by spinal stenosis. I'm thinking about trying acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to help me cope with my back pain and stress. Will it work for me?

February 22, 2011

Yoga and Your Spine

Why Yoga Can Help with Back Pain and Obesity

"I'm a 27-year-old female, and I have chronic low back pain because I'm overweight. I want to try yoga for my chronic pain because I've heard yoga can really help control pain. I don't really exercise a lot, and I've struggled with my weight for years. Can I do yoga, and will it help me?"

December 14, 2009

Can Alternative Treatments Help after Spine Surgery?

Ask the Expert article about whether acupuncture might help after spine surgery. Informative description about how traditional Chinese medicine might fit into a back pain treatment regimen.