Dry Needling: Is it Acupuncture

Our 4 years of training in acupuncture tells us that the greatest healing is done by placing pins away from the source of pain. Most physical therapists typically have 40 hours of training in acupuncture, and therefore have little recourse but to put the syringes in an area that is already compromised.

Sleep better, Get Better

SLEEP BETTER, GET BETTER Once you sleep better, you get better. In other words, after 19 years I’ve seen time and again how repairing one disorder—in this case sleep issues—almost invariably helps whatever else is going on with my patient. And sometimes they don’t even tell me the ‘other thing’ until it’s halfway fixed. I have no problem with that. …

Acupuncture Combats Hypertension

Acupuncture combats hypertension effectively, without having to resort to chemical solutions. Sometimes referred to as the ‘silent killer’, it is estimated that some 67 million American adults, or 31% of the population, currently have blood pressure levels that are at an unhealthily high level. Many people ask, rightly, how it is that acupuncture can help with this otherwise difficult-to-treat condition. …

Letter to HR Regarding Smokers

This letter to HR regarding smokers is in deadly earnest: Seek out the best method for quitting smoking, offer that to your workers, and sweetly let them know that if they refuse to follow through, then their premiums will rise. At first your tactic will bring outrage, but once they know your are serious, then workers will begin to quit …

Turn A Breech Baby With Hypnosis

I’m excited to report that I  was able to turn a breech baby with hypnosis (and acupuncture). How do I know? On Wednesday, after I had done a week of acupuncture treatments with my client for just that purpose, she went in for a sonogram. Audrey still had not turned. My client was facing an epidural and a very painful …

Turning Breech Babies

Turning Breech Babies  Acupuncturists have been turning breech babies for several thousand years. As one might expect after all that time, we get pretty good results doing so. And while there are few actual statistics for this process, most experienced acupuncturists will have done this simple method successfully a number of times.   A woman recently came to me help her turn …

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTIONS

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTIONS People hear that using acupuncture for addictions to alcohol and drugs can be highly effective. And while this is very, true–Dr. Michael Smith of Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx  has implemented acupuncture for over 25 years–the issue remains a complex one. I mention this because I’ve been treating more people in recovery from alcohol lately.   …