January 23, 2020
Is Your Gut Bacteria Causing Your Depression?

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds. Jeroen Raes (VIB-KU Leuven) and his team published these results today in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology. Studies of the relation between gut […]

December 23, 2019
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Winter:

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. Following the natural rhythms of each season can help people stay healthy throughout the year and support the immune and organ systems to ward off disease. Winter is a time of repair and rejuvenation and is associated with the kidneys, which hold […]

December 6, 2019
Acupuncture and Depression

Acupuncture & Depression  A study published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of depression. For the study, rats were exposed to three weeks of chronic unpredictable mild stress, which put them into a state of depression. Once depression had set in, the rats were then treated […]

October 2, 2019
More Insight into How Acupuncture Works

New research provides more insight into how acupuncture works. One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works to alleviate chronic pain and other ailments is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea that acupuncture works by affecting the electrical system of the body, the network of currents […]

September 5, 2019
TCM & Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders cover a wide swath of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of stuff in between fall under the category of neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurological disease or disorder. Depending upon […]

August 19, 2019
Acupuncture vs Morphine for Pain Relief

In 2016, the American Journal of Emergency Medicine published a study that looked at the efficacy of acupuncture in managing acute pain for patients in the emergency room when compared to intravenous morphine. The researchers studied 300 patients who presented to the emergency room with acute onset moderate to severe pain. Half of them were treated with […]

August 5, 2019
Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of […]

July 17, 2019
TCM Tips for a Strong Immune System + Summer Vegetable Curry Recipe!

Do you ever wonder why some people get sick so easily? From an acupuncture perspective, your body is made up of lots of different kinds of Qi, or energy. These different types of Qi have specific physiological functions in the body. One essential type of Qi is the Wei Qi. Roughly translated as “immunity,” the Wei […]

May 23, 2019
7 Ways Acupuncture Can Help Men's Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years. It combines nutrition, herbs, acupuncture and other modalities to help keep the body functioning properly, while also treating any ailments that might occur. TCM has been used to treat both men and women, regardless of their age, and […]

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Austin, TX 78735
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