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Stephen Higgins, L.Ac., on The Shen Hammer Pulse Diagnosis System and on the Healing Power of Inclusive Awareness

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Stephen Higgins, L.Ac. He spoke about the importance of maintaining inclusive awareness with patients, how herbs can be our teachers, and of his study and practice of the richly precise and complex Shen Hammer pulse diagnosis system. Here is what he had to say.    Sarah: …

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Acupuncture as a Conversation With the Body: An Interview With Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc  

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc  Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc, at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center. She told me about the joy she takes in the creative process of being a healer, about the way she perceives and moves blocks in the meridians, and about the fulfillment she …

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Can Acupuncture Help With Weight Loss?

by Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc  With the arrival of summer (bathing suit season), I thought I’d give a little attention to the question of acupuncture and weight loss. When people search online for acupuncture, the promise of weight loss is everywhere. So, can acupuncture help or not? In my clinical experience, the answer is yes… …

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Autoimmunity – Where Is Your Fire in the Belly?

By David Berkshire, LAc   AUTOIMMUNITY-YIKES!   THE CHINESE VIEWPOINT   Autoimmune disease–a term none of us want to hear, though many of us have encountered it sitting in the doctor's office. Perhaps your friends or family have been the ones to bear the news of autoimmune disease: An immune response by the body against …

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Car Accidents: A Pain in Your Neck!

by David Berkshire, L.Ac. I was just asked to give a presentation to a group of State Farm Insurance agents about Chinese medicine. More and more people are discovering that when they have pain after a car accident, their motor vehicle accident insurance will actually pay for their treatment. With all the talk right now about making health care …

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Ear Infections Hurt!

by Muir Ferdun, L.Ac. Lots of children get ear infections. No, really, LOTS of children. It's the most common reason for non-routine doctor visits in the under-4-years-old set. So, here's the drill. You see your child start getting grumpy, pulling at her ear, rubbing a cheek, running a fever without much nasal congestion, or not …

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Menstrual Cramps Got You Down? A Personal Story of Hope!

by DA Wiley, L.Ac. If you know someone who would benefit from this article, pass it on! I remember some years ago, before I found Chinese Medicine, scheduling my life around my menstrual cycle. I dreaded the day I would wake up in the middle of the night and know that the next 24 hours …

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Fertility Optimization: Preparing Your Body For Your Future Baby

by Dr. Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND   Do you want to get pregnant in 2011 or 2012? Is "have a baby" going to be on your list of New Year's resolutions? Would you like to improve your chances for success once you start? If so, then consider fertility optimization with Naturopathic and Chinese medicine.   In …

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