Acupuncture News


Acupressure Points to Help Relieve Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies

Acupressure is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to stimulate healing and relieve symptoms. Some acupressure points that may be helpful for relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies include: LI20 (Ying Xiang): This point is located on either side of the nose, at the base of

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies and Chronic Sinusitis

With all the spectacular change that spring brings us, for many, it signals the start of seasonal allergies.  Frequently called “hay fever” or allergic rhinitis, allergy symptoms happen during certain times of the year, usually when trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants.   Pollen and other activators

Bringing Acupuncture to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Last year, Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, GA, hired me to develop an acupuncture treatment program for the cancer patients of Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program is a component of the Integrative Oncology and Survivorship Program, an innovative model of cancer care created and directed by

How acupuncture ankle injury treatment helped a hiker

One of the many benefits of my job is working with amazing people! This past summer I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful young woman, Samantha, who came in due to an injury to her left ankle.  She had been diagnosed with tendinopathy in her left ankle.  While she was doing her prescribed

Soothing the Emotional Brain

Using Acupuncture to Help the Grieving Process Like so many of our patients, I have been processing the grief of recent loss.  The experience has been a fascinating and complex journey of related emotions and the movement of its physical expressions.  Overall, it has reinforced what I have always appreciated as the foundation of Chinese

How Acupuncture is Helping Breast Cancer Patients

Two studies published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that acupuncture can profoundly affect hot flashes associated with breast cancer both while undergoing treatment and those enduring them after completion of therapy. A 2015 University of Pennsylvania study of 120 breast cancer survivors experiencing at least two episodes of hot flashes daily compared acupuncture,

Research Demonstrates Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes

Menopause published a study conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center North Carolina. The study followed 209 women aged 45-60 who had not had a period for at least three months and who were having, on average, at least four hot flashes or night sweats per 24-hour period in the previous two weeks. One group

Acupuncture and cancer – my father’s journey

This year I have been especially grateful to be an Acupuncturist, as my skills have been just what my family needed. In August, my 81-year-old father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  The good news was that scans showed the cancer was isolated in the pancreas.  The bad news was that my father would need chemotherapy.

Helping a Nation in Pain with Acupuncture

The current opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences on our public health, our healthcare system and countless local communities throughout the country. A 2015 national survey on drug use and health estimated that 92 million adults were using prescription opioids for pain that year, with a staggering 11.5 million of them engaged in misuse. The

Acupuncture Can Relieve Your Seasonal Allergies

Acupuncture Treatment of Allergies When springtime arrives, many people struggle with seasonal allergies brought on by pollen and other environmental elements.  Allergy symptoms can have a profound impact our quality of life and even prevent some from being able to enjoy the outdoors and spring activities. Patients frequently seek relief with acupuncture treatment because it