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Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM
Holistic Health Services
San Diego, CA

About Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM

Laurie Morse, LAc, is a State (California) and Nationally certified Acupuncturist. Graduating with honors with a Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, she has been in private practice in San Diego, CA for 18 years. 

She loves teaching and writing on the topic of "Qi" simply because Qi is everywhere and everything. Chinese Medicine is brilliant in understanding how a human body is supposed to function and how it gets off course. Qi, or Life Force, or Energy is  the very phenomenon that is supported, guided, or increased via the Chinese Medical Model. Most of us in the West are a little foggy when it comes to understanding our own energy system, let alone how to manage this very same energy for good health. 

Laurie is also certified in a number of other healing modalities such as Qi Gong, Quantum Qi Healing, Energy Psychology, Feminine Spirituality and Leadership. Laurie loves all things that support the building of Qi such as doing her Asian Style Art, gardening, cooking healthy food, hiking, spending time with loved ones, Qi Gong and Yoga to name a few.



Articles Written by Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Back Pain

Acupuncture specialist discusses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and provides an alternative angle of understanding low back pain through the model of TCM.

Care for Your Low Back According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

There are many different therapies within the specialty of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of low back pain.

Spinal Conditions Treated by Complementary and Alternative Medicine

When conventional medicine fails to relieve your back or neck pain, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) may help.

Acupuncture Reduces Back Pain Better than Mainstream Methods

A research team found that acupuncture delivered more relief to back pain patients than standard treatments-- even if toothpicks were used instead of needles.

Education and Training for Alternative Medicine Practitioners

The education and training of alternative medicine practitioners varies based on where you live and the specialty of the CAM practitioner.

Recent blog posts from Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM

October 21, 2013

The Circulating Life Force

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?

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)

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

Articles Reviewed by Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM

Questions to Ask Your Alternative Medicine Practitioner

The more questions you ask, the more informed you'll be. And the more informed you are, the more involved you can be in your healthcare decisions. Sample questions included in this article.

Supplements to Keep a Healthy Spine

People of all ages take supplements for the impressive, albeit disputed, array of health claims. Some supplements might even help manage your back and neck pain.

Mind and Body Treatments for Back Pain

This may help prevent many conditions, including back and neck pain.

Slideshow Dealing with Stress to Deal with Back Pain

Stress Management as Back Pain Prevention

Too busy or too tired to even think about managing your stress? You could be hurting your back. Slideshow shows you simple time-saving tips to deal with your stress, which can ultimately help reduce back pain.

Herbal Supplements for Back Pain

If you have back or neck pain and want to explore alternatives to conventional drugs and medications, herbal supplements may be an option. Herbal supplements are natural and often possess medicinal properties, but they can pose safety concerns.

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