Allergies and Intolerances

Allergies and Intolerances

Allergies and Intolerances remain a mystery to conventional medicine.  In the world of energy medicine, associations, even subconscious, drive the frequency of all that we encounter.

Self-Care for the Energy Body

Self-Care for the Energy Body

I am often asked by patients how I replenish myself.  As you may realize, performing acupuncture and energy work is demanding. I aspire to a lofty goal. I aim to deeply connect with each and every one of you. I plug in then stay with your space on every single visit every week…and month…and year....

The Heart Wall

The Heart Wall

THE HEART AS EMPORER

                In Chinese Medicine, the Heart is the “emperor”.  Throughout the dynasties of Chinese history, the emperor was the single greatest influence on the prosperity and peace of his people.  It was the will of the emperor, and his alignment with heaven, that filtered the grace of heaven to his citizens.  The emperor was more than just the political and military leader; the emperor embodied the absolute destiny of the empire...

Healing the Body Through the Mind

Healing the Body Through the Mind

The following are basic principles of training the mind to relinquish disease.  This is not incompatible with any particular belief system, but emphasizes those aspects of our beliefs that maximize health.  If we can master these, we can free ourselves from any disease. 

 

  • A thought is a “thing.”  It has energy and form.
  • The mind with its thoughts and feelings controls the body; therefore, to heal the body, thoughts and feelings need to be changed.
  • What is held in mind tends to express itself through the body...

Shift Towards a Balanced SELF

Shift Towards a Balanced SELF

"...The apex of the direct human study of life’s undulations is manifested in the I Ching that pre-dates recorded history (4000 BCE).  Its concept is simple: Truth through a larger viewpoint brings clarity and stability, even in the face of intense transition.  It is important to see the bigger picture because at our core we are eternal aspects of divinity.  It is in that space we find peace. The present situation is just a blip on the radar at best, deceptive illusion at worst.  It is by looking beyond that we find perspective.  Truth really does set us free..."

SEARCHING FOR HIGHER MEDICINE

SEARCHING FOR HIGHER MEDICINE

I am writing this specifically to tell you that acupuncture delivers more than disease control. The mechanistic view of the body is limiting because it does not include the influences of non-physical causes of disease, nor explain sufficiently the importance of our perspective in establishing an atmosphere for wellbeing…  

"Battlefield" Acupuncture

"Battlefield" Acupuncture

I have recently been implementing “Battlefield" Acupuncture with great effect for severe pain as a compliment to my more thorough treatment protocol.  This is the most effective short-term analgesic I have found in over a decade.  The effects are stunning and the implications many. 

"This is one of the fastest pain attenuators in existence — the pain can be gone in five minutes," said Col. Richard Niemtzow, a physician, acupuncturist, senior adviser to the Air Force surgeon general, and founder of the approach...

Acupuncture, the Spine and Nerves

Acupuncture, the Spine and Nerves

Why does our spine cause us so many problems?

  1. Muscle Imbalance
  2. Hyper-reactive nerves
  3. Space-occupying lesions

With all of these pathologies, it is oversimplification to claim that invasion of bone or disc into the nerve’s space is CAUSING the pain. Every day, patients walk into the clinic with an x-ray and that is exactly what they say. But there are many people out there with similar x-rays for all of these pathologies that are pain free, or their pain is much reduced, so there must be more to the equation...

Acupuncture for Anxiety Related Disorders

Acupuncture for Anxiety Related Disorders

If you have been diagnosed with, or have been suffering from:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 
  • A chronic disease that gives you anxiety

You are not alone.  Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults (about 18%)...

Acupuncture for Neck Pain

Acupuncture for Neck Pain

About 15% of adults experience neck pain at any one time. Prevalence of neck pain increases as one gets older and is more common in women than men. Spondylosis, or degeneration of the spine, is one reason for this, but neck pain usually comes from multiple factors . Neck pain can include pain in the neck itself, the upper back and shoulder girdle, as well as associated pain in the head, upper extremities, or the low back.  Acupuncture has been shown in clinical trials to benefit acute and chronic neck pain long term.  By relieving muscle tension and benefitting neck and shoulder posture, acupuncture relieves pain and decreases stress and degeneration of the neck to prevent recurrence.  Furthermore, by taking into account emotional and systemic stresses to the microcirculation and nervous system, acupuncture treats the root of disorder, extending benefits well beyond common “band aid” treatments...

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Back pain can be ongoing, frustrating and debilitating.  For some, this is a temporary setback, for others, back pain progresses to a chronic disease that seriously diminishes quality of life.  Acupuncture is one of the few non-invasive therapies that have been shown in clinical trials to benefit back pain long-term.  More than just pain relief, acupuncture changes the way the nervous system interacts with the musculoskeletal system to restore balance.  Based on re-establishing coordination of the musculature and fascia, Sports Medicine Acupuncture changes range of motion and strength immediately.  This directly benefits the spine and posture...

Acupuncture after your Auto Accident

Acupuncture after your Auto Accident

As you probably know, Minnesota has no-fault/PIP, i.e. Personal Injury Protection. That means that you do not have to pay for medical care after an auto/personal injury no matter who was at fault for the accident. Your car insurance pays, they may seek reimbursement from other parties on your behalf. In addition, your auto insurance premium will not go up additionally when you add a medical claim to an existing accident claim. The accident may cause the premium to rise if you were at fault and you do not have accident forgiveness, but it will not reflect the medical claim...