Trolls Blame Mother for Son’s Death

I have to admit that I have a guilty pleasure; Yahoo™ News. Anytime I utter something ridiculous to my daughter she asks, “Have you been reading Yahoo™ News again mom?”  In any case, an article this past week was written by a mother in California who lost her son to an opiate overdose. Because this … Continue reading Trolls Blame Mother for Son’s Death

Threatened Miscarriage Thwarted with Herbal Remedies-Acupuncture

In 1983 I started organic herb farming in the Southeastern U.S. followed by establishing a medicinal herb school a decade later. In 1997 my schooling at a graduate program in Oriental medicine began in Florida. The next year, my younger sister was pregnant with her first child and I received a disturbing call from her … Continue reading Threatened Miscarriage Thwarted with Herbal Remedies-Acupuncture

Heart Attack Stopped with Acupuncture

My acupuncture school was thankfully on break for the month of July as classes ran ceaselessly during the other eleven months of the year. My then husband's cousin, who happened to live across the street, called and said he was having chest pains and pain running down his left arm. He asked me what he … Continue reading Heart Attack Stopped with Acupuncture

Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 2

Part 1 Linked here! I am in a rare position of having intimate knowledge of all areas of the addiction spectrum. Following our shocking episode, we entered the nightmarish reality of hard-core opioid addiction. My husband was shamed and would not speak to anyone about the addiction for almost a year, not even his own … Continue reading Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 2

Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 1

When I began practicing acupuncture decades ago it was a cash practice in an upper-middle-class neighborhood outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Back then there was no insurance coverage for acupuncture and my patients tended to be well-to-do. This is where I started treating opioid dependency. I didn’t have a preconception at the time about addiction; … Continue reading Do You Know Someone Affected by the Opioid Crisis? Chances are You Do! Part 1