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April Showers Bring May Flowers

This April was very rainy. This change in weather causes people to have flare-ups related to various conditions such as pain, migraines, allergies, and sinus problems. With the month of May, we are brought a lot of blooming flowers along with tree pollen and triggers for allergy issues. One beneficial flower we used in Chinese…

Golf, Bad Backs and Acupuncture

Tis’ the season for activity and movement. Now that the weather is warming up golf season is upon us.   Most people are less active during winter and it is important to warm up those joints and not feel like the tin man before heading out onto the course. Weekly acupuncture sessions will provide optimal…

Spring has Arrived!

Chinese Medicine strongly emphasizes the effects of seasonal changes on our health. Spring is the season for cleansing, growing, and movement — mirrored by the blossoms that begin to bud, the growth of greenery around us, and the sunshine to provide nutrients for the trees and for our well-being. The liver & gall bladder pathways in Chinese…

Ear Seeds

Did you know about ear seeds? This is another modality used to enhance and prolong the effects of acupuncture. Ear seeds are an additional take-home tool for patients. These small seeds from the Vaccaria plant are placed over specific acupuncture points in the ear with a piece of adhesive tape. The seeds stimulate the acupoint…

Feel Healthy This Spring

Everyone in Michigan is happy that Spring is finally here. After all, no one really enjoys shoveling their sidewalk and trying not to slip on the ice while getting the mail. However, with Spring’s arrival also comes additional ways to hurt your back. Whether you’re spending your weekends tending to your landscape or gardening chores…

I Like to Move It, Move It

“I haven’t gone to the bathroom in two days!” I hear this at least once a day from patients. Well, Chinese medicine may have exactly what you need: Aloe. Most people already understand aloe’s use for sunburn relief, but what about using aloe for constipation relief? Aloe Vera or Lu Hui in Chinese medicine is…