Now, I’m going to teach you one mudra. Mudras are hand movements and believe me once and for all you can get rid of your migraine. Just do this once. It’s a very simple mudra. Thumb, the first finger and the second finger are touching. The ring finger is at… Continue Reading Yoga for Migraine Headaches : Healing Hand Mudra for Migraines

A question we oftentimes get from first time patients is whether or not their insurance, their health insurance will help cover the cost of acupuncture. The cost of acupuncture can vary, from something like a student clinic that may only be $15-$20 per treatment to some practitioners who are expensive… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture & Insurance

Hi, I’m going to try to explain one of the misconceptions. A lot of people are familiar with acupuncture as a therapy for variety of ailments. But really, acupuncture is a small part of traditional Chinese medicine. So there’s actually five branches of traditional Chinese medicine. The best known is… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Okay so now we want to talk about the placement of the blood pressure cuff, and the placement of the stethoscope. So in general, you want to be a couple of inches, or a couple of centimeters actually, above the elbow crease. You don’t want any clothes constricting around the… Continue Reading How to Take Blood Pressure : Blood Pressure Cuff Placement

In this segment we’re going to continue to help with the relaxation. We’ve already inserted the needles for acupuncture to help with stress and now we’re going to add to it by helping some additional relaxation and balancing the system out by using Moxibustion. Moxibustion is the burning of moxa… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture Moxibustion for Stress Relief

Now that you’ve actually have the needles inserted in you and you’ve been able to relax for about twenty minutes, the average length of the actual treatment itself, most people are curious what happens now. So the first part is actually the removal of the needles. And the removal of… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Ending an Acupuncture Session

In this segment we’re going to try to demonstrate some techniques of Tui Na Massage which is a unique type of massage, which is a part of traditional Chinese medicine. These techniques can be used for a variety of ailments but in this case, we’re going to be working on… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture Tui Na Massage

42.In this segment, we’re going to do some acupuncture in both the ear as well as the arm to help stop smoking. So, as we do with all acupuncture, we want to swab the points first to make sure that they’re properly sterilized. And then, we’re going to use our… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture for Smoking

In this episode, we’re actually going to use an interesting technique that combines bleeding acupuncture along with cuppings, very commonly used for heat syndromes as well as for pain. So this is a great choice for back pain. Once again, we’re going to swab the area to make sure that… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture Bleeding & Cupping Demo

Hi, one of the questions my patients frequently ask me is what kind of training qualifies me to be an acupuncturist and to practice traditional Chinese medicine? Acupuncturists actually go to school for four years. Part of it is a baccalaureate degree and part of it in post graduate work.… Continue Reading Acupuncture Therapy : Acupuncture Training