The Tooth-Body Connection

One of the foundational concepts of biological dentistry is the awareness of relationships between the teeth, gums and other oral tissues and the rest of the body. On one level, this is just common sense: after all, your mouth is physically connected to the rest of you. Yet even today, many dentists continue to treat …

5 Misconceptions About Acupuncture

From Dr. Edward Lamadrid, DAOM, L. Ac., LMT: Acupuncture is painful. Acupuncture can actually be very relaxing. Some report a tingling or numbness. A sense of deep heaviness or numbness indicates that the treatment is working. Acupuncture is ineffective. Acupuncture treats a plethora of ailments, anything from losing weight and libido issues to headaches and …

20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 20 more articles that have stacked up over …

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 …

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.