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Psycho-emotional Acupuncture – Integrate to Heal Body and Mind

I’m saddened this week by the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Even though I had no personal connection to either, I feel for their families and friends who loved them. I also have mental illness in my family,  suffer from depression and anxiety myself and I’ve experienced trauma.  I’ve found relief by using [...]

2018-06-08T21:19:58+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

Your Immune System and the Weather

Technically it is spring here in Chicago. However the weather this year cannot make up its mind. Some days are windy and cool, other days are just downright cold and rainy (like today), some days hot (although pretty rarely these days), and the plants are bursting with blooms and pollen, even when it is 50 [...]

2018-05-21T15:58:13+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

PMS no more!

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 [...]

2017-12-04T11:27:36+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Acupuncture for Athletes – Enhancing Healing and Performance

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 [...]

2017-10-02T13:16:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Chronic or Acute – We’ve Got Back Pain Solutions

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, [...]

2017-09-27T11:52:34+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Tips and Tools to Enhance Male Fertility

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) [...]

2017-08-31T16:17:41+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Relieving Neck and Shoulder Pain

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 [...]

2017-07-31T15:40:52+00:00 July 31st, 2017|