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Common Cold and Flu: An Acupuncture POV Part 1

The following post was strung together from an interview I did with Chava Quist, L.Ac. I am very grateful for her expertise!

Rob Benhuri: Why Do We Get Sick?

Chava Quist: In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), we look at the impact of all of our...

Common Treatment Options for Graves Disease of the Eye

Graves' disease is a common form of hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. It is a condition where the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland causing it to enlarge and produce high levels of thyroid hormones. Excessive amounts of hormone...

Treatment for Graves Disease of the Eye

Graves' Eye Disease, also known as Graves' Disease of the Eye, is an autoimmune condition. Your thyroid gland mistakenly detects harmful cells and releases antibodies to fight them. The antibodies fuse with muscles in your eye and cause many...

What is Macular Degeneration? A Beginner's Guide To The Eye

What is Macular Degeneration?

The macula is a dark, yellow-orange area of the retina responsible for the eye's ability to focus clearly. When light enters through the pupil, it lands on the fovea, a small depression located right in the middle of...

How Does Acupuncture Work? A Basic Primer

We all know that acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, but did you know that it has been practiced in America since the turn of LAST century? That's the 1800's, people. That's a long time.

Granted, for much of that time the practice...

Community Acupuncture Voices

I have been plugging away at this blog for a little while now. In that time, I have tried repeatedly to demystify acupuncture and break down the barriers between "normal" people and acupuncture as a valid, effective, affordable health care option.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Although it is only recently getting attention in the United States, acupuncture is actually one of the oldest known systems of medicine in the world.

In fact, to this day, more people are treated with acupuncture than any other medical system......

The 5 Keys to Finding Affordable Acupuncture in NYC

The idea that you can find affordable acupuncture in NYC might sound like an impossible task when everything in New York City is so expensive!

No one could blame you for just assuming that acupuncture in NY is going to be expensive just because...

Does Acupuncture Hurt? And Other Questions... Answered!

An Interview with Acupuncturist Extraordinaire Sonya Tsuchigane 

So let's get right to it. Does acupuncture hurt? 

“No, it doesn't! Some people will feel a slight sensation when the needle enters the acupuncture point, which some people describe...

What to Expect From An Acupuncture Session

As more and more data pours in showing acupunture helpful for a wide range of problems, many people who were previously skeptical are starting to seriously consider acupuncture as an option. 

If you're considering acupuncture, but are on "pins...

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