Blog posts in: Acupuncture and immunity

In the last several years I’ve become fascinated with the condition of Chronic Parasitism causing chronic inflammatory conditions.  Chronic inflammatory conditions are often combined under the term “knotty diseases” in Chinese medicine acupuncture theory, illustrating that they are difficult to unwind or untie…they are so deeply imbedded in the system that to get rid of them is like untying a tight knot, difficult and slow. Chronic Multi-Organ Symptoms In my acupuncture clinic I see these...

Since moving to Colorado, as an acupuncturist I’ve encountered a phenomena that I never saw in California: constant colds and upper respiratory infections (URIs).   All it will take is one person coming in for their regular acupuncture appointment saying they have a cold, and the next thing I know, almost everyone is coming in fighting something as well.  Patients I haven’t seen in several months suddenly pop up on the schedule to get treated...

A curious thing is happening this season. Many people I know, just when they’re finally over their last cold and ready to start getting out there and exercising again, back into normal life, etc… are finding themselves sick AGAIN. Soooo frustrating! I hear people getting down on and judging themselves, wondering what they’re doing wrong. While it may be true that these colds can be clues that we’re not caring for ourselves, I’d like to...