Chinese Herbs

Chronic Fatigue? Fibromyalgia? Actually you might have Chronic Lyme Disease

Again Lyme disease is in the news. It is summer time, so of course more folks are outside, camping, hiking and vacationing. And yes, the midwest has a lot of ticks, and a lot of Lyme, even though the disease is more often associated with the East coast. But know that Lyme disease is found in [...]

2018-07-11T12:04:39+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

Acupuncture is great for pain relief

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 [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

Sick of getting sick? Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help

"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 - [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

Welcome to fall – but don’t catch that cold!

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 [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 November 1st, 2016|

New season, new space

"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 [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 October 6th, 2016|