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The Thinnest Slice

There’s something that interests me a lot in the latest issue of Discover magazine and I think I need to share this because many of my friends know absolutely nothing […]

Is this a kind of Japanese acupressure method or la jing (stretching tendons)?

Lowering Blood Pressure

Coffee certainly increases one’s blood pressure, but the effect is often transient. My blood pressure would return to normal about 3 hours after consuming a cup of coffee. The effect […]

Good tips for locating Zhangmen. “Never inferior to the umbilicus and never posterior to the mid-axillary line.”

We’ve always been taught to go for ashi points in cases like trigger finger and plantar fasciitis. One disadvantage of ashi points is that they can be so painful. Another […]

Acupuncture Syncope

Acupuncture syncope. That simply means fainting during an acupuncture session. Can a couple of fine needles make a big, grown man faint? You bet. The vast majority of fainting cases […]

Pathways Of A Headache

The Meridian Theory in TCM distinguishes the pathway or “origin” of a headache by its location. The beauty of this system lies in the fact that you can treat an […]