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 […]

Man suffering from insomnia- needs acupuncture

I’ve posted a lot on sleep and how acupuncture for sleep problems. I think quality sleep is crucial for good health. A good night’s rest plays a role in preventing Alzheimer’s Disease, and is crucial for optimal weight loss. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who suffer from insomnia or poor sleep […]

Navel piercings inhibit the flow of qi and jing in the conception vessel.

Navel Piercings and Reproductive Health httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlUYSAVl46M I’ve written a blog post about this topic in the past, but now I’ve created a video on navel piercings. A navel piercing may seem like a benign adornment, but acupuncture theory strongly suggests that this is not a healthy or safe practice. The problem is that the piercing […]

An image of nerves of the nervous system, a posterior view.

Getting a good night’s sleep is inarguably important for good health. The type of rest we can only get with sufficient restful sleep keeps us alert, energetic, and mentally clear during the day. Earlier this year I blogged about how good sleep helps weight loss. Now there’s increasing evidence of a link between sleep deprivation […]

An image of nerves of the nervous system, a posterior view.

Does acupuncture use nerves? Believe it or not, it’s a very common question I get goes something like this, “Does acupuncture have something to do with nerves?” The short answer to this question is, “No. Not in the way you are probably thinking.” Let’s see why. There is a prevailing view, outside of the acupuncture […]