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Inflammation: Western & Chinese Medical Perspectives

One of the best professors that I ever had in Chinese Medicine school was doctor James Giordano. Dr. Giordano taught pathology to Western and Chinese medical students. In my second year of school, I remember when he listed the five cardinal signs of inflammation; redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function. I learned that … Continued

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Cupping Therapy

HISTORY OF CUPPING Cupping has been widely used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In ancient times it was known as “horn cupping” and/or “bamboo jar therapy.” Now cups are made of additional materials including hard plastic, glass, and silicon. Over the years cupping therapy has been expanded to treat a wide variety of … Continued

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Is Acupuncture Safe?

In the last 13 years that I have been in practice I have been reviewing the western medical research about acupuncture. Most of the articles focused on whether or not acupuncture is any more effective than placebo and only a few anecdotal articles have been written about the safety of acupuncture. I was surprised to … Continued

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The Benefits of Bone Broth on Digestion and the Immune System

For many people, the change of the seasons also means a change in their health. Whether it is a common cold we are trying to avoid, or the change we experience in our diet during colder temperatures, it is safe to say that feeling well is very important during this seasonal change. One thing that … Continued

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