End of the World

The end is near.  The “apocalypse” you kept hearing about is the end of an era, not the actual planet or humankind.  Just as in history there are periods of different prevailing beliefs, problems, and knowledge, we are entering a new epoch of time.   Old...

Low Testosterone Treatment

Thousands of years ago in Asia, before microscopes, test tubes, scalpels, and controlled experiments ruled the medical scene, it was thought that hormone functions (reproductive functions, energy, and libido) were governed by the Kidney.   Your Kidney has yin and...

Wellness Care for Travelers

This time of year many of us are heading out of town. Vacation and travel make great excuses to not exercise and take care of our bodies, but I don’t buy it.  I’m not one for excuses.  It either is or it isn’t.  I don’t want excuses, I want...

Causes of Edema and How to Fix it for Good

Edema, or water retention, is caused when fluid leaks out of your small blood vessels and pools in the surrounding area. In Oriental medicine, we call it “water” when it’s in one specific area and “dampness” when it affects your body as a...

Libido: Unlocking the Feminine Yin

The female libido is as complicated as women are known to be.  Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSSD) is estimated by the Mayo clinic to affect 40% of women at some point in their sexually-active lives. One of my teachers, one of the top acupuncturists and...

Concession of Morbidity

In traditional Chinese medicine, there is a phrase used called the “concession of morbidity.”  What does that mean? concession:  to accept as true, valid, or accurate morbidity:  the relative incidence of disease Basically, it means that we accept that we...