Traditional Chinese Medicine for Spring Allergies


In addition to beautiful weather, sunshine and flowers, Spring brings seasonal allergies. For people suffering from allergies, the congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing can be debilitating! Luckily, Chinese medicine has a treatment for seasonal allergies that treats both the “root” and “branch” of the disorder. TCM looks to the lung channel as the […]

The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for Women in their Prime!


As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Poking Around With Acupuncture


Last week I was able to try something new and very interesting. Something that had always been in the back of my mind to try, but I never quite had the willpower (or extra cash). However, an opportunity arose for me to have a free session of acupuncture. Nervous, yet excited I walked into the […]

Loving your Liver


The premise behind Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is that we have energy in our body called “Qi”. TCM believes that every organ has its own Qi Energy. The organ/qi that is associated with the spring is the Liver. Since spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change, it is a good time to […]

Hope: The #1 Reason to Give


All her life, Vanessa has had issues with her knees. But, it never stopped her from being active, until one day her left knee swelled up like a balloon and Vanessa could barely walk. The swelling dissipated within a week and with no other symptoms, she didn’t worry that it was something more serious like […]

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Autumn


As the first few weeks of fall our upon us, we will begin to notice many changes occurring in our environment. The temperature drops, the winds bring a chill foreshadowing the winter ahead, and the trees put on a lovely display of colors before dropping their leaves to conserve their energy for the cold months […]

Alternative Means: Providers Of Complementary Medicine Gain Customers Even Though Insurers Are Slow To Embrace Industry


As a small-business operator, Julie Silver, an acupuncture specialist and owner of West Bloomfield Township-based Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan, also works in the growing health care field of complementary and alternative medicine. Like most similar providers, Silver’s patients mostly pay out of pocket for services because few health insurers cover acupuncture. “We are seeing more […]

Natural Cures for Seasonal Affective Disorder


As the dark nights and short days of winter are upon is, it is not uncommon to feel more tired, lower energy, and a desire to stay inside a warm house and cozy up with a good book. For many of us, this is a passing experience that can be cured by a weekend getaway […]

How Does Acupuncture Really Work? Plus A Yoga Pose “Up The Wall”


Acupuncture Explained: Eastern & Western Theories Eastern Theory of Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a key component of the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the TCM system of medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow, and passive principle, while […]

The Ancient Art of Feng Shui: Create Inner Peace Through Your Outer Environment


Feng shui is an ancient art developed in China over 3,000 years ago. Its goal is to balance the energies of any given space to assure health, wellness and good fortune to those who inhabit it. Like acupuncture, feng shui is based on the principle of qi, an energy that fills our spacesand makes it […]