State of Addiction: Acupuncture

State of Addiction: Acupuncture

WESH 2 News joined us to talk about addiction and how acupuncture can help. WESH 2’s Michelle Imperato talks with a doctor and patient about using the ancient art of acupuncture in place of medication to heal the body. Source: State of Addiction:...

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...

Your Tongue and Your Health

The tongue can carry many hues: black, purple, or paler shades of its normal color. It can possess a thick, yellow coating, a white coating, or a greasy coating, each of which indicates different happenings inside the body according to Oriental Medicine. I have a...
Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does acupuncture hurt? I can safely say that no, the vast majority of the time acupuncture neither hurts nor draws blood. If anything is done with force beyond moderation it can hurt, whether it be eating too much pizza or inserting a sharp instrument into your body....

The Science of Acupuncture

I met someone recently who, upon my telling her that I perform acupuncture, immediately asked, “Does that mean you have a crystal ball?” I’m sorry if this disappoints anyone, but the answer is no. Does acupuncture seem to fly in the face of traditional medical...

My Journey to Wellness and Balance

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Dr. Anis Khalaf, I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and I practice integrative medicine at Acupuncture Fit in Orlando. We have two locations: downtown at 1650 E. Colonial Dr and in south Orlando at 4710 Town Center Blvd, Suite...