Allergies occur when the immune system mistakenly identifies a common substance as a threat to the body. Common allergens can be seasonal or year round triggers and are found indoors and out. They include foods, pollen, animal dander, mold, latex, insect venom, … Continue reading
While these and other herbs are available in retail sale, it is recommended that you consult with a practitioner of Chinese herbalism for indications of use, formulations and dosage. There is potential for contradindication given one’s specific health status. There is also potential for toxicity when dosage is not appropriately monitored. Continue reading
The following are examples of 100’s of herbs used in Chinese Medicine. While these are available in retail sale, it is recommended that you consult a practitioner of Chinese herbalism regarding their appropriate use for any health concerns you have. Continue reading
Addiction is more than a physiological illness. Emotional ties to the substances develop, leaving one dependent upon the self-medicating effects of use. Acupuncture’s overall calming effect upon the central nervous system reduces the agitated ‘fight or flight’ mode that substance abusers typically live in. Continue reading
In Chinese medicine, qi (chee) is the most fundamentally basic, or quantum vital force, that flows through all life. Chinese medicine works at the level of qi.Qi permeates all that is. It flows in the human body through the meridian system where acupuncture intervenes to heal and to maintain health. The meridian system has been known and mapped for millenia, however modern science is just now conceptualizing it.
Acupuncture decreases blood pressure in hypertensive patients* Patients taking antihypertensive drugs such as ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and beta blockers commonly complain of fatigue, dizziness, weakness, headache and joint pain, sleeping problems, cold hands and feet, edema, depression. Also, medication does … Continue reading
Jeffrey Russell is a board-certified practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He practices in Louisville, KY. You can reach him at his clinic, Abacus Chinese Medicine, by calling 502-299-8900. For more information about his practice, go here.
Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction – An Integrated Approach to Treatment and Management The management of infertility using acupuncture is an expanding area of practice and one which is frequently rewarding for TCM acupuncture practitioners. The treatment of … Continue reading