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Natural OptionsHow is Reflexology Different from Massage?

Don’t you love reflexology? You leave feeling so revitalized, light and happy. It’s different from massage where you leave feeling relaxed, loose and yes, also happy. But why is that? What are the differences between reflexology and massage? Some people think reflexology is simply a foot massage, but this is Read more…

Natural OptionsWhat is Reiki?

Reiki is a complementary health practice that uses universal energy to enhance the body’s own ability to heal itself. The use of universal life energy as a healing force has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is referred to as Qi in China, Prana in India and Ki Read more…

Natural OptionsGinseng, The King Of Herbs

Ginseng is one of the most renowned of all herbs. There are several varieties of ginseng, and most common are the eleven species of Panax ginseng. The word panax means “all heal” in Greek, (think of panacea) and ginseng was so called because of its healing properties. In Chinese, the Read more…

Natural OptionsAcupuncture for Impotence

A man’s ability to achieve and sustain an erection depends on the healthy operation of a network of systems that cause vascular tissue in the penis to fill with blood. For an erection to take place, an adequate blood supply must circulate to the penis, the nerves must function properly, Read more…

Natural OptionsAcupuncture: How Much Do You Need?

Many of my patients come in seeking relief from acute or chronic pain from neurological conditions or injuries. Often, we do not acknowledge our health until it is compromised and only then do we seek ways to regain it. Some will not try acupuncture until they’re in so much pain Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Power of Ancient Healing Found in Iron Moxa

Iron Moxa

Iron Moxa is a unique union of Japanese massage and moxibustion, a traditional Chinese therapy using moxa, or mugwort herb. Its significant benefits include relieving fatigue, improving circulation, easing neuralgia (nerve) and muscle pain, and boosting gastrointestinal function. Iron Moxa can also be used for facial rejuvenation treatment, as its Read more…

Natural OptionsLongevity and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Longevity, as understood in the West, relates to the duration of life.  It doesn’t always consider the quality of that long life. Longevity, or “Chang Shou,” in China is used to connote the length in years and the blessings of having quality of life unmarred by pain, disease and stress.  Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Tao of Food: Nutrition in Chinese Medicine

The science of Chinese nutrition dates back some 6000 years and is based on the idea that the healing properties of foods can correct disharmonies within the body and promote health. These properties are: temperature (hot/cold/warm); taste (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, pungent or bland); drying or lubricating; and the energetic Read more…

Natural OptionsNew Technology Assists Acupuncturists with Diagnosis and Treatment

The art and science of health diagnosis is performed by health care professionals who consider two main bodies of information. First, the health care professional is told the subjective symptoms by the patient. This includes the patient’s medical history, and the nature of the symptoms, such as discomfort, pain, and Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Ancient Art of Cupping

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Recently there has been a renewed interest in one of the most ancient of medical practices: cupping, or the application of suction cups to the body. Although we don’t know where cupping originated, as far back as 2,500 B.C. in China and Egypt cupping was highly respected as a treatment, Read more…

Natural OptionsTraditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Cancer Care

In China, where they practice Western and Eastern therapies for cancer, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plays an auxiliary but important role. It is employed to minimize the side effects of conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, assist in pain management and strengthen the immune system. It also aids in dealing with Read more…

Natural OptionsAcupuncture and the Western Medicine Model

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture employ a paradigm that uses the concept of Qi, or vital energy, traveling along defined pathways called meridians to both explain and treat disease and to restore harmonious, healthy body function. Qi can not be measured by standard western means and there are no Read more…