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?

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

Treating Depression with Acupuncture and Herbs

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255 I have been helping patients get off of anti-depressants for decades and have witnessed the clinical efficiency of utilizing acupuncture and herbal therapy for depression. Recent studies affirm my experiences showing that acupuncture is a cost-effective and efficient way to reverse depression. As discussed in a previous blog linked here, … Continue reading Treating Depression with Acupuncture and Herbs

The Problem with Using Anti-Depressants after Withdrawing from Opioids

Opioid use has been shown to contribute to depression as prolonged use can produce neurological changes as we established in an earlier blog about opioid use and brain damage.  Most anti-depressants are called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI's). SSRI's ease depression by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) … Continue reading The Problem with Using Anti-Depressants after Withdrawing from Opioids