You Can Make Excuses or You Can Be Healthy

A frustrated patient came into our office recently with borderline high cholesterol. The patient’s primary care physician prescribed cholesterol medication, and when the patient refused the meds, the physician questioned, “Why not? I’m on it, my cholesterol is normal,...

How to Choose the Right Acupuncture Physician

When you’re putting your health in someone else’s hands, you should feel confident in their knowledge, education and skill-set. Choosing the right acupuncture physician is more than finding out if they have been involved in a legal battle or a license violation. As a...

What’s an Alternative Medicine Diagnosis?

For those of you still unfamiliar with acupuncture, you may be surprised to learn the similarities between diagnosing and treating problems in Western medicine and alternative health medicine. Often, public opinion views acupuncture as lacking the type of statistical...

Tea and Alternative Medicine

When I was becoming a physician, I completed my internship with a doctor of oriental medicine from China. One of the things I soon found out that by committing to spending 900 hours studying under a doctor of oriental medicine, I was going to end up spending a lot of...

Cupping for Pain Relief

If you’ve had an injury and suffer from aches, you should know that cupping therapy is a technique used in Oriental Medicine to eliminate residual pain from internal injuries. Cupping treatment simply uses glass cups and heat to stimulate the areas of pain and release...