Suffering from migraines? LI4 is often called the “headache point”, for its ability to treat general issues of the head and face. To locate this point, squeeze the thumb against the base of the index finger and find the highest point of the bulge, it should be approximately level with the end of the crease.… Continue reading LI4 For Migraines
Lately in my practice, I’ve been encountering an increased number of patients with hypothyroidism. This prompted me to write about this condition, especially since it can be well-managed with the combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and conventional medicine. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is essentially an underactivity of the thyroid gland. This gland produces the… Continue reading Why Chinese Medicine Can Help Heal Your Hypothyroidism
Aquarius Acupuncture accepts health insurance in-network from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). We are also out-of-network with many other plans including United Healthcare (UHC), Cigna, Aetna, and more! If you have a different health insurance, it doesn’t hurt to check if you are covered for acupuncture. Also, if it’s a new year and you weren’t… Continue reading Acupuncture is Covered by Insurance!
What causes wrinkles? In TCM the Lung and Spleen govern the health of our skin. (Note: The definition and function of the Lung and Spleen in TCM is different than the biomedical definition and function). The Spleen governs the production of qi and blood of our body, and the Lung carries this nourishment to the… Continue reading Keep your skin young the Chinese Medicine way
“Thai food is notoriously known for being spicy. However, there are many staple Thai dishes which are not. A very common dish on the dinner table is Tom Jued, or clear soup with minced pork. Growing up, this was my go-to whenever I caught a cold because it is gentle on the stomach and easy… Continue reading What Thais eat when they’re sick
We often hear “don’t trust first impressions.” While that is true, we can often pick up many clues about people from first meetings. Chinese facial mappings are a great example of this. Problems on a specific area of your face may contain clues of the internal cause. Chinese facial maps associate different parts of the… Continue reading How your skin issues tell you what going on inside your body
The sense of smell is often said to evoke vivid memories and emotions. This is because when you breathe in the fresh food at your local supermarket, the scents go directly to the limbic system of your brain (the part responsible for memories and emotions). The stimuli from your other senses (taste, site, touch and… Continue reading The Myriad Uses of Aromatherapy