How Marie Kondo Uses Oriental Medical Theory to Tidy Up People’s Lives!

Much of Oriental medicine is based on theories that are entrenched in Asian culture and Taoism. I don't know if Marie Kondo realizes that she is practicing Oriental medicine or not, but her Japanese cultural heritage would give her a natural advantage of a deep understanding of lifestyle practices that lead to a good life, … Continue reading How Marie Kondo Uses Oriental Medical Theory to Tidy Up People’s Lives!

12 Imbalances to Correct Before Conception: Chinese Medicine for Infertility

Irregular Bleeding, PMS symptoms, and gynecological conditions may all point to imbalances that can lead to a difficult pregnancy, trouble conceiving, or miscarriage according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Presently my acupuncture clinic specializes in Veteran Care, PTSD, and Pain Management; however, years ago I had a large infertility practice at a hormonal health clinic. … Continue reading 12 Imbalances to Correct Before Conception: Chinese Medicine for Infertility

5 Things That Thwart Opioid Addiction Recovery: Learn healing strategies for top reasons rehabilitation fails now!

Opioid withdrawal is hard! The symptoms are so brutal that many who truly want to be rid of their opioid dependency don't even make a second attempt after their first experience stopping opioids. My patients describe their shock when they realized that they were addicted, especially after being told by the prescribing physician that the … Continue reading 5 Things That Thwart Opioid Addiction Recovery: Learn healing strategies for top reasons rehabilitation fails now!

The Problems with Using Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s)

Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) is an important tool for preventing overdoses as the opioid crises rages on. The U.S. Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website states, “A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical … Continue reading The Problems with Using Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s)

What Do Emotions Have to Do With Pain?

This question was posed to me during a radio interview and I had to pause for a moment to answer this insightful query. I knew the answer, but could not go into the complex theories of traditional Chinese medicine to provide an answer and had to come up with a simple explanation. My condensed reply … Continue reading What Do Emotions Have to Do With Pain?