Reading Time: 4 minutes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the system of ancient medical practice that differs in substance, methodology and philosophy to modern medicine. Understanding TCM is a vital part of my ability to be an efficient clinician. As a future holistic dermatologist and cosmetic acupuncturist, I will not be effective without understanding TCM modalities, including herbal medicine, […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ready or not, the world is reopening after COVID-19 sheltering, so here are some tips inspired by acupuncture and Chinese medicine to accompany your masks and sanitizers. With over 37,000 acupuncturists in the U.S. and more Americans augmenting their health and wellness routines with the 2,500-year-old practice of the Chinese medicine, it’s no surprise that […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Self-improvement was something I continually strove for. I was always looking for a way to step out of my comfort zone and learn through new experiences. My interest in energy and alternative healing began with dedication to my yoga practice. I tried different styles from different instructors. Some classes were more fitness-based, with a strong […]
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Reading Time: 7 minutes Many infertile couples have had to set aside their dream of having children. What is the best response when one of them shares such news with you? A while back I wrote an article, “Sometimes It’s Best to Say Nothing,” that explains what not to say to couples who are dealing with infertility and in […]
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The theme of the December edition of Healers Magazine is Epistemological Equitability: The Democratization of Truth. Why? When you look at healing ideologies with your third eye you see that despite libraries full of interdisciplinary disputes, healers are all on the same side. You might even say that they’re all saying the same things which […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Acupressure is a 5,000-year-old, alternative medicine technique developed in China that involves deep penetration of the acupuncture points found at various intervals along the meridian lines of invisible energy that traverse the human body. Acupressure is acupuncture but without needles. I like to use the following analogy to explain this better: imagine that the human […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes You may have heard amazing stories about acupuncture from friends or family but still feel unclear about what it could do for you. You might have a fear of needles, and just aren’t sure if the benefits of acupuncture are worth mustering up the courage to overcome this fear. Here I’m going to shine a light […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes A common question I have been asked is how does acupuncture work? But before I can get into the details of acupuncture, first let’s understand how the body heals? Remember the last time you caught a cold? You gave yourself some nice hot tea, stayed in bed, and within a few days you were feeling […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Bonnie McLean practices Chinese medicine. She and her colleagues condone interdisciplinary healing which she concludes makes them an integrative team. She believes that because they sometimes refer patients to medical practitioners like psychiatrists their services are complementary.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Natalia Maximets is a psych blogger. Her piece describes the dark side of psychiatry or rather the pharmaceutical companies that fuel it. She argues that such businesses put profits before people and that consuming their products is often dangerous. She also notes that psychiatrists don’t cure mental disorders.