Yes, it is flu season. I hope you have not gotten sick! Just the other day I read about California hospitals erecting tents in their parking lots because there are so many people needing care. Flu season commonly peaks in the US between December and February, but can last even until May. This year the [...]
This is a topic I feel very passionately about. Women, you don't have to suffer any more. I have always been interested in health, even before I became an acupuncturist. My mother wanted to be a physician but because of financial constraints (and to be honest, gender biases) ended up studying microbiology, and owned her [...]
It's October in Chicago! Not only are leaves changing color and falling but October also brings the Chicago Marathon. This year it's on October 8th (just around the corner). Like most years, I have many patients who are running the marathon and I've helped them as they trained to maximize health and minimize injury. I really [...]
Many people seek acupuncture for help with back pain. It is one of the most common ailments I treat and I love to see these patients. Why? Because they respond very well to acupuncture treatment and it is very very gratifying as a practitioner to have patients report dramatic improvements after treatment. And by dramatic, [...]
Women are usually the main focus of fertility treatment. This makes sense, in a way, as women have a monthly menstrual cycle which is not only complex but she may realize that there are issues with an aspect of the cycle (maybe late ovulation, or lack of clear signs of ovulation, or painful periods or PMS) [...]
To be honest, I really don't know. There are a lot of theories out there and research using fMRI machines to learn more about what happens in the body during an acupuncture session. More information is great, I think, but in my opinion the best way to understand how acupuncture works is to try it for yourself. [...]
Acupuncture for fertility is a hot topic - and has been for the past few years after research studies on acupuncture during IVF showed great results (more women got pregnant and stayed pregnant if they combined the two, essentially). I've worked with women hoping to fall pregnant for my entire career as an acupuncturist and [...]
Neck and shoulder pain are both very common and very uncomfortable. Everyone has had a "crick" in their neck at some point in their life - either they woke up with it or suddenly moved their head/neck and the muscles tightened up, spasming, causing restricted movement and discomfort. The neck is especially vulnerable to pain [...]
What to do if you discover a tick bite.
Lyme is more prevalent than you think.