How Veterans are Benefiting from Acupuncture & Why the VA is Reimbursing Acupuncturist for Community Care

A few years back, the VA began compensating licensed acupuncturists in the community for services. More recently, VA facilities began offering acupuncture on-sight and the military is rapidly incorporating acupuncture for all service members and qualified veterans...

VA & Hospital Acupuncture Jobs-What Acupuncturists Need to Know!

Decades ago when I started practising acupuncture the possibility of practising in a hospital was outside of the realm of possible outcomes to me; there just weren't many opportunities back then. Now hospitals throughout the U.S. are attempting to recruit acupuncturists. This turning of the tides is due to the fact that the FDA, NIH, … Continue reading VA & Hospital Acupuncture Jobs-What Acupuncturists Need to Know!

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!

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)