Immunity & TCM

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine focus on bringing balance between the yin and yang. When our bodies are in balance, our immune systems can fend off illness. So how do we achieve that balance?  Our ordinary routines can help us gain balance – through eating well, moving often, and feeling good...

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Acupressure vs. Acupuncture

By Dr. Ryan Whelan, L.Ac., L.M.T Most of you may have heard of acupressure. Many of you are more likely familiar with acupuncture. What are the differences? What are their benefits? When would you use acupressure vs. acupuncture? While acupuncture is extremely useful and healing, acupressure can also alleviate many...

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Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

Anyone who’s been outside over the last few weeks knows one thing: summer is here, and it’s here with a vengeance. Thankfully for us, especially for those without great air conditioning, the heat may almost be over – Late Summer is about to arrive, and with it, a time to...

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Worry and Gut Health

By Fausta Tamburino L.Ac In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the Stomach and Spleen organ systems work together to perform their main purpose of taking in and processing food, and converting the nutrients derived from that food into qi and blood.   The Stomach and Spleen have an internal and external relationship,...

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Chinese Medicine for Heartburn Relief

By Robert Branch L.Ac. You’ve probably felt heartburn at some point in your life, maybe after a particularly spicy dinner or a night out at a bar.  For some this can be a mild annoyance; for others it can be a regular and potentially dangerous occurrence. While this doesn’t mean...

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Optimizing Your Skin Health with Chinese Medicine

Cynthia Gorman, LAc These days, it seems like everyone has a skincare routine.  So many of us religiously read Reddit or watch TikTok videos, looking for the best way to shrink pores or figure out how to fight that stubborn redness.  Before you impulse buy another 12-step routine, consider Chinese...

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Staying Balanced This Summer

Whether you love to tan in the sun, or are ready to flee for air-conditioned spaces, one thing is certain: summer is here.  And with it, comes an important time of the year: Summer Solstice.   Summer Solstice marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year....

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Acupuncture for Migraines and Headaches

Everybody gets headaches.  For some, it may be a rare and trivial occurrence; others live with frequent, severely painful migraines.  This June, in honor of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, take a bit of time to learn more about what causes headaches and how you can use traditional Chinese...

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Lowering Your Blood Pressure with Acupuncture

Many of us, in high-stress situations, will often comment that our blood pressure is through the roof.  But what does high blood pressure actually mean?  And what can we do about it? Scientifically speaking, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is the condition in which the force of blood against the...

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Finding Inner Balance in Mental Health from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

When your leg is sprained, or your stomach is upset, or your head is spinning, you tend to seek help to fix that as soon as possible.  Mental health, while less tangible, is equally important. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other mood disorders, it is incredibly important...

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Managing Asthma with TCM

You’ve definitely heard of asthma and you probably know someone with asthma; maybe it’s even you – but what is it? Asthma affects more than 300 million people globally.  More than an annoyance, asthma can wreak havoc on the body’s ability to function optimally.  Asthma is a condition in which...

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Acupuncture for Infertility

Infertility is a condition that, unfortunately, impacts both women and men who are trying to conceive.  While starting a family should be an exciting time, infertility – defined as being unable to conceive after engaging in unprotected sex for an entire year – can make the process draining and exhaustive.  ...

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