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Will Medicare Cover Acupuncture Soon?

Medicare and Acupuncture Coverage The biggest news to hit the stands in recent months was the proposal of Medicare to potentially cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain in the coming year. A news article on CMS.gov from July 15, 2019 spoke to why acupuncture coverage may be a reasonable and necessary treatment option under…

Hopeless for a Chronic Pain Solution?

  How Blending Eastern and Western Medicine Helps You Manage Chronic Pain Good things happen when East meets West — and not just in cuisine. Blending Eastern and Western approaches to medicine can help people with chronic pain find relief. “Eastern and Western medicine have the same goals, to ease pain and improve function,” says…

Chinese Medicine Can Keep You Healthy

Traditional Chinese medicine may still sound foreign to many people, but major medical centers in the U.S. and Europe are realizing what advocates of Chinese Medicine have known for centuries. Drug researchers are combing ancient texts of traditional Chinese medicine seeking cures for diseases. This approach has already netted breakthroughs, such as the chemotherapy drug…

Summer Time is Active Time!

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element of fire. Fire represents maximum activity and that makes sense since our bodies are in more constant motion during the summer than in other months. This means we’re…

April Showers Bring May Flowers

This April was very rainy. This change in weather causes people to have flare-ups related to various conditions such as pain, migraines, allergies, and sinus problems. With the month of May, we are brought a lot of blooming flowers along with tree pollen and triggers for allergy issues. One beneficial flower we used in Chinese…

Spring has Arrived!

Chinese Medicine strongly emphasizes the effects of seasonal changes on our health. Spring is the season for cleansing, growing, and movement — mirrored by the blossoms that begin to bud, the growth of greenery around us, and the sunshine to provide nutrients for the trees and for our well-being. The liver & gall bladder pathways in Chinese…

Ear Seeds

Did you know about ear seeds? This is another modality used to enhance and prolong the effects of acupuncture. Ear seeds are an additional take-home tool for patients. These small seeds from the Vaccaria plant are placed over specific acupuncture points in the ear with a piece of adhesive tape. The seeds stimulate the acupoint…

Feel Healthy This Spring

Everyone in Michigan is happy that Spring is finally here. After all, no one really enjoys shoveling their sidewalk and trying not to slip on the ice while getting the mail. However, with Spring’s arrival also comes additional ways to hurt your back. Whether you’re spending your weekends tending to your landscape or gardening chores…