insomnia and TCM

Insomnia and TCM

Insomnia… sleepless nights… nightmares… difficulty falling asleep… difficulty staying asleep… waking up much too often in the night… tossing and turning… sleep disorders… etc.. etc… I treat this a lot. By now most of you must know what my favorite sleep aid/trick is (use a long word like thalassotherapy and each letter find five words in your mind maybe on the same theme) but beyond the obvious sheep counting insomnia is a serious disorder and in order to stay healthy we need good quality sleep (along with quality exercise, nutrition and mindfulness). In my practice, every insomnia pattern is as different as every patient is different. Acupuncture and herbal medicine usually yield long lasting results. Book a visit now if you suffer from insomnia. TCM can help.

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Nervous System Viral Infections, Complications & TCM

While SARS-CoV-2 becomes endemic and tests our collective immune response, the human nervous system can contract many different types of viruses. Once a virus gains access to the nervous system, there are several potential outcomes, including acute replication, persistence, and latency. During all three scenarios, local and peripherally derived immune cells mount a defense response and attempt to eradicate the pathogen and, in some cases, this immune defense results in severe disease.

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Acupuncture & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Do you experience tingling in your hand or fingers? Pain that radiates from your wrist to your shoulder? Maybe even difficulty holding small objects? If so, you could be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), an uncomfortable and sometimes disabling condition. CTS affects up to five million Americans. The good news is that lifestyle changes can relieve symptoms, and there are many treatments available to help. Acupuncture can effectively treat CTS without side effects or toxic medications.

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anxiety and TCM

Anxiety & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Fear and anxiety are normal emotions and most people will experience them to some degree as a normal response to stress. Fear is an emotional, physical and behavioral response to an immediately recognizable threat (eg. intruder, car spinning on ice) while anxiety is a distressing, unpleasant emotional state of nervousness and uneasiness with less clear causes. Anxiety is less tied to the exact timing of a threat, it can be anticipatory before a threat, persist after a threat has passed or occur without a threat. Anxiety & Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide much support and long term relief.

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Erectile Dysfunction & TCM

One condition always brings men to the clinic: when their penis isn’t working. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to attain or sustain a penile erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. ED affects up to 20 to 25 million men in the US. The prevalence of partial or complete ED is > 50% in men aged 40 to 70 and prevalence increases with aging. In this article, we examine ED in the context of Oriental Medicine (OM) and explore treatment principles. Erectile Dysfunction & TCM have been companions for 1000s of years.

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