Here is an update on acupuncture scheduling changes and new research on COVID-19 & Vitamin D for prevention and treatment. Schedule Changes – Monday and Friday Mornings Added I’m back to doing two long days on Monday and Friday from 9am to 7pm. I know that some of you prefer morning hours, so let me […]
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Acupuncture & COVID-19 Update
I’m hoping you are doing well and taking care during this difficult time. I just wanted to update you on a few items: Acupuncture: I’m still sheltering in place and not treating patients. I’m itching to get back to my practice and provide care for all of you, but until we learn more about the […]
COVID-19 Practice Changes / Self-Care for Enhancing the Immune System
Given the gravity of COVID-19, I’ve decided to stop treating patients at my clinics for the next couple of weeks. This was a difficult decision to make, as I love helping people, and supporting the immune system and helping with anxiety and stress can benefit folks in these trying times. But the public health directive […]
Do Suction Cup Marks Indicate a Steph Curry Injury?
For those of us enjoying the Golden Sate Warriors’ amazing 2015-2016 season, Stephen Curry in action is a sight to behold. Not only is he a phenomenal shooter, but his looseness, quickness, self-confidence, and basketball acuity, creativity, and grace as he moves up and down the court also make him a fan favorite. He’s the […]
Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis
I’ve recently had a string of patients seeking acupuncture for plantar fasciitis, a debilitating foot pain that is usually at its worst upon waking in the morning. At its root is inflammation of the fascia—a sheath that surrounds muscles on the bottom of the feet—usually caused by recent trauma to the feet. Even something as […]
Acupuncture for Warts
While most of us know that Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine effectively treats conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain, and migraines, it is actually a highly evolved and fairly complete system of medicine that applies to a wider than imagined range of symptoms. By addressing underlying imbalances that allow conditions to persist, acupuncture […]
Acupuncture for Low Back Pain vs Surgery?
Here’s an interesting story about something that recently happened at my Lafayette acupuncture office. I had a new patient with excruciating low back pain and sciatica radiating all the way down to her toes. She agreed to do acupuncture for low back pain. She had been scheduled for back surgery in a couple of days […]
Acupuncture Research: Combining CT Scans with Synchotron Radiation
While its fairly common knowledge that acupuncture works great for a wide variety of conditions – pain, numbness, stress, and gynecological, immunological, respiratory, and digestive issues, much of the basic science on how it actually works has yet to be discovered. For example, it’s been difficult to identify physiological structures that make an acupuncture point […]