Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Today, I want to talk about one of the main treatments I use in my practice. This treatment is very helpful to people who have food and inhalant allergies. Food allergies can be the cause of many other chronic conditions such as headaches, digestive distress, sinus issues etc. The BioSET (Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy) treatment helps detoxify the body and reduces inflammation throughout the body. BioSET is a drug-free and painless process of bringing the body back to a state of health and wellness.
Ellen Cutler, MD created the BioSET system 15 years ago. I have had the great fortune to study alongside her these past 15 years. I am the only practitioners offering BioSET in the
Monday, March 7, 2011
On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 we had the great pleasure to take part in the Lesley University Health Fair held in the McKenna Student Center. We enjoyed meeting with students, staff and other community health care providers. Many questions were asked and we greatly enjoyed sharing information about the benefits of acupuncture. Another added benefit for many of the students and staff was to realize how close we are to Lesley just on the Elm St side of Porter Square shopping area, a fifteen minute walk away.
The size of the acupuncture needles is often a concern so we brought a variety of sizes from different manufacturers to show how thin the needles actually are. Since providing acupuncture treatment was not an option we provided coupons. We brought the Meridian Stress Assessment system machine to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of a person's energetic health and balance by measuring electrical conductivity at responsive points on the skin typically the hands and feet. This is done through use of a non-invasive probe.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Acupuncture: What’s it all about?
Perhaps you’ve seen acupuncture in movies or heard about it from friends and been curious. How exactly does acupuncture work? What about those needles? Does it hurt? Could acupuncture help me? If you want to learn more come with your questions to our informal acupuncture information session on Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 at 7pm in our clinic, space is limited to eight and reservations are required. Please call 617-776-2020 to reserve your space. Attendees will receive a valuable coupon for a 15% discount off your initial visit.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Today we will continue along the Lung Meridian to discuss the location, function and indication of points and their uses.
Lung 2 is located in the depression below the acromial extremity of the clavicle about six inches lateral to the midline (about one inch above Lung 1 on the torso of the body). The Chinese name of this point is Yunmen, which means “Cloud’s Door”. The image is of clouds as referring to heaven’s energy. The Qi of Heaven and Earth meet in the clouds.
Functions of Lung 2 are to dispel Lung heat, smooth the function of the joints, drain heat in joints, and eliminate anxiety. Some of the disorders this point is useful for are relieving cough, chest pain, asthma, and inflammation of the shoulder joint.
The next point on the Lung Meridian is Lung 3 located on the inner aspect of the upper arm approximately 3 inches below the axillary fold (underarm fold) on the radial side of the biceps muscle. The Chinese name of this point is Tianfu which translates to mean “Heaven’s Residence”. Lung 3 is one of the “window of the sky” points which are a set of points whose basic function is to improve the flow energy between the head and body. Some ‘window of the sky’ indications would be people who speak to themselves or will not speak at all, confusion, depression and forgetfulness. Other functions in addition to the ‘window of the sky’ are dispersing wind heat and regulating Lung Qi. Some common disorders for use are bronchitis, asthma, nosebleed, and pain in the medial upper arm.
Lung 4 is next along the meridian and is located about one inch below Lung 3. The Chinese name is Xiabai which is translated as “Gallantry” This image refers to “Protect White”-the color attributed to Lung energy is “white”. Functions include regulating Qi and Blood, sedating pain. Some common disorders this point is useful for are bronchitis, asthma, nosebleed and pain in medial upper arm.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We will begin a series of Acupuncture Meridian tutorials. In Chinese medicine a meridian is an energy line that travel over a specific area of the body and is related to a specific organ of the body. Today we will begin with a description of the location of the Lung meridian, and the location, function and indications of Lung 1, the first point along the Lung meridian.
The internal Lung Meridian begins in the area of the stomach and descends to connect with the Large Intestine, its’ coupled meridian, ascending at this point it crosses the diaphragm and enters its primary organ, the Lung. The external lung meridian emerges from the area between the lung and throat, it descends along the frontal aspect of the upper arm. Reaching the elbow, it continues along the frontal aspect of the forearm to the radial aspect of the wrist and continues down the thenar eminence to the tip of the thumb.
The Lung Meridian has 11 points.
The first point along the external lung meridian, Lung 1, is located on the torso in the first intercostal space, about two inches below the clavicle, approximately six inches lateral to the midline of the body. The Chinese word for Lung 1 is ”Zhongfu” and is roughly translated to mean “Central Residence.” The image is that this is the central storage place or residence of the Lung Qi.
Functions of this point are to disperse heat in the chest, regulate and nourish lung qi and lung yin, and relax the chest area.
Indications for use of this point are: bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary TB, emphysema, night sweats, throat blockage, nasal congestion, excessive sweating.
We will continue along the lung meridian next week.