Entries by Jon-Erik Lido

My Favorite Book on Sports Injury Care

Competition between families, tribes, and nations have always been driving factors behind the creation military secrecy throughout history. In the ages of hand-to-hand combat this drove the creation of secret martial arts techniques as well as secret healing and recovery techniques. We’re no longer in an age where injury recovery time is a matter of […]

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Conquer Migraines Workshop

Conquer Migraines Workshop Conquer Migraines! A FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP presented by Jon-Erik Lido, L.Ac. Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Woodcroft Professional Building Durham, NC Do you or someone you care about suffer from migraine headaches? What if you could reduce or eliminate your need for expensive prescription drugs for treating migraines, […]

Computer Caused Insomnia?

Computer Caused Insomnia effects so many people. So many people suffer from insomnia, or poor sleep quality in America that I’ve written on the topic of sleep several times in the past. We live in a constantly connected, always-on, artificially illuminated world. Our night-time artificial lighting is easily visible from space! That’s a lot of […]

Ginger for Motion Sickness

Ginger for motion sickness? Yes. Motion sickness can quickly put a damper on any travel. Nothing crushes the fun quite like turning green and vomiting, or feeling like you might vomit at any moment! I’ve blogged about a great way to prevent motion sickness in the past. My patients have reported great results with that […]

Acupuncture for Fertility

Couples are increasingly turning to acupuncture to help them grow their families. When considered alongside the unattractive options available from western medicine it is easy to see why. Western medical treatments for fertility can be incredibly expensive, and are often invasive and taxing on the body. People looking for more natural, gentle, and cost-effective approaches […]

History of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

History of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine There’s a new blog post on Dr. Andrew Weil’s website with a slideshow of photos from the many exhibits at the Shanghai museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The exhibits document the truly ancient and evolving nature of Chinese Medicine. An excerpt is here….. “In September of 2010, I went […]

How Acupuncture Creates Balance

How Acupuncture Creates Balance How acupuncture creates balance is important to understand. When speaking about how acupuncture works to create health I often speak in terms of “creating balance”. Sometimes I use the scientific term “homeostasis”. Certainly the idea of being balanced sounds desirable to most people- no one wants to be running around out […]

Acupuncture and Asthma

We breathe in and we breath out. Breathing is one of the most fundamental of all bodily functions. The metabolic reaction that ultimately turns our food into energy is completely dependent on the breath. No breath, no life. Yet when we are healthy we tend to give breathing very little thought. Our bodies just breathe […]

What is Qigong?

What is Qigong? It’s a Branch of Chinese Medicine What is Qigong? It is perhaps not as well-known as some of the other modalities of Chinese Medicine in “the west”. This is a shame as it is a well-developed and powerful healing system. Qigong is pronounced “Chee Gung”. Here is my definition of Qigong: Qigong […]