Acupuncture

TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM 101— The Eight Principles

TCM (traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition) has many ways of diagnostically seeing a person.  These various theoretical constructs were developed in different eras and regions of China. In this article, I want to discuss the...

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Treating Migraines with TCM

Treating Migraines with TCM

Migraine Headaches have long plagued human kind. Headache remedies can be found in the most ancient of cultures. In today’s modern world, many of these traditional cures have been lost. Although we must be thankful to western allopathic medicine for...

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The Middle Burner

The Middle Burner

What is the middle burner? The middle burner in Chinese Medicine is the heart of the digestive system. A vivid image of the middle burner is a wood-burning stove that heats a house. Digestion is the stove, and food is the...

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Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground

I am sitting in a private room, my tongue sticking out, as two pairs of inquisitive eyes peer into my mouth. “Aah, yes …” acupuncturists Stephanie Gianarelli, L.Ac., and Margot Voorhies, L.Ac., say in unison, pulling back simultaneously. Then, they...

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