Posts Tagged ‘acupressure’

Where We’ll Be This Month

Come check us out at this month’s events: On Sunday, October 11 from 10am-5pm we will have a booth at the Holistic Happening health fair, and will also present on the topic “Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Fertility.” The fair will take place at the fire department, 720 Quinebaug Rd in Quinebaug, CT. The price

10+ Eye Care Tips

I came across this helpful article from Acupuncture.com: Ten Ways To Better Eye Health. The great part is that these are ideas anyone can incorporate into their daily routine. Here are some additional massage techniques that can help with eye fatigue. Please go gently when massaging around the eye area!

Weighing in on the Toothpick Controversy

Earlier this month, the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle released the results of a clinical study on acupuncture for back pain. It became controversial almost instantly. Here’s why: the results showed that acupuncture worked for back pain, better than conventional medical care. However, it also showed that “fake” acupuncture, where the acupuncture

Self-Help for Digestive Issues

As promised, here are some self-help acupressure points and herbs that can be used for digestive issues, including weight loss. For more tips, see my blog post, Water, No Ice. The standard disclaimer applies here– these tips are not meant to replace standard medical care with your primary care provider. Acupressure points: Stomach (ST) 36:

Acupressure for Children

Acupressure is based on the same theoretical foundations as acupuncture, but is done without needles. It is a good treatment choice for young children or for anyone who is extremely afraid of needles. A study done last year showed that an acupressure treatment with acupressure beads was effective in helping calm children before they went

“Emergency” Acupuncture Treats Sick Students on Airplane

Many people are surprised at the breadth and scope of disorders that can be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  However, I generally tell people that acupuncture and TCM are not appropriate for emergency or life-threatening conditions.  If you break your leg or are having sudden chest pains, for instance, go to the emergency room. 

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