Chinese Medicine

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|

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|

Healthier You – 3 Habits and Actions to Get There

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 [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 April 5th, 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|