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 [...]
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Research confirms what I've seen for years: Acupuncture is great for pain relief I was lucky to attend the first annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Conference in Philadelphia, PA, just a few weeks ago. One of my passions is helping my patients find pain relief - and while this conference focused partly on athletic performance enhancement, much [...]
Consistency, Patience, and Maintenance = A Healthier You Yesterday I was admiring my hairstylist’s handiwork after my haircut on Monday afternoon. And at the end of the service, I scheduled my next haircut a few months out, as I usually visit her every 8 to 10 to 12 weeks, depending on her availability and my [...]
"If you are getting sick, or you are sick, acupuncture and herbs can reduce your symptoms, shorten the length of the cold, or push it out of your system immediately, if caught quickly." I love treating people who are coming down with a cold. Getting a cold is a pretty common occurrence for us humans - [...]
January 28th, 2017 marked Chinese New Year, and this year, 2017, is the year of the rooster. The date of the new year does not coincide with January 1 as the Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, meaning it is based on the location of the sun and correlated with the moon’s phases. In China [...]
I do some of my best thinking while cleaning house - I’m not sure why vacuuming and sweeping, specifically, trigger my blog writing juices, but they do. My most recent cleaning brainstorm was the idea to write about something that I have come to know from years of treating patients, but realized might not be [...]
Suffering from a Cold, Congestion or the Flu I will admit I do write a similar blog post every fall - one that is focused on how many people are suffering from colds, congestion or the flu when the season changes and school starts. I don’t know how universal this is but I have definitely [...]
"It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something new, something bold, something beautiful." Changes at Meridian 87 this fall include a beautiful new space. We’ve moved from the Ravenswood Professional Building on Wilson Ave to the Health Care Center at 3929 N. Ashland Ave. The new space is just a mile and a [...]