Get to Know Your Body’s Meridians

In our practice, we talk a lot about the body’s meridians. The acupuncture points that run along them can tell us a lot about what is happening with and in the body on an energetic level. But because you can’t see them, it can sometimes be easy to think of these channels in a sort …

Your Mouth Is Connected to Your Heart and Your Brain and the Rest of You…

Some articles that ran while we were on our blog holiday that we want to be sure you didn’t miss:   New Data on Dental Health & Heart Disease (Wellness Resources) The clear links between dental health and heart disease just got a lot stronger, which may now be a motivational factor for many people …

Relief vs. Healing: Getting to the Root Cause of Illness and Dysfunction

The word “acupuncture” can make a good number of people flinch as they think of needles piercing the skin – though, truly, one rarely feels more than the slightest pinch when the needles are placed by an experienced acupuncturist. This anxiety may become less of an issue, though, as some practitioners, such as this Oregon …

Research or Marketing? Merck’s Use of Seeding Trials – plus, New Acupuncture Study

Just when we thought we’d heard it all… A 1999 Merck & Co. study of its since-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx, touted to participating doctors and patients as meant to show whether Vioxx caused fewer stomach problems than another drug, was primarily a stealth marketing strategy, researchers report. The true purpose was to get lots of doctors …

Video: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

As part of the “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” series, Beverly Burns of UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine discusses traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, meridians and chi.