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Kick off Fall with Acupuncture

According to traditional Chinese medicine, seasonal changes can be a time of turmoil as an individual’s qi might be out of harmony with the frequency of the season. Fall is the perfect time to take preventative action. Ward off illness and changes in mood with acupuncture treatments this autumn and start the school year, or […]

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Israeli Tiger Treated With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is for everyone. Even tigers. Pedang, a 14-year-old Sumatran tiger from an Israeli zoo, is plagued by chronic ear infections. After other treatments failed, Pedang has switched to acupuncture. The tiger’s acupuncturist is hoping the holistic treatment will enhance his immune system and aid in the absorption of antibiotics. While this is the first […]

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Limited Training: The Acupuncture Equivalent of GMOs

It’s mind boggling that in 2013 consumers are still being kept in the dark. While a licensed acupuncturist is often identified by the L.Ac. abbreviation that follows their name, the general public doesn’t always know what the designation means. A physician or chiropractor offering acupuncture has no obligation to inform a patient of the drastic […]

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Deepen Your Yoga Practice with Acupuncture

Acupuncturists may call our life force energy Qi, while yoga practitioners refer to it as prana. Though different disciplines, the two have striking similarities and are an excellent complement to one another. Based on Eastern philosophies, yoga and acupuncture are used to create a free flow of energy. In yoga, and the related field of […]

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Devastating Injury Caused by Under-Trained Acupuncture Provider

My heart goes out to Canadian Olympian Kim Ribble-Orr who recently suffered a collapsed lung and a subsequent crippling infection after undergoing acupuncture at the hands of an undertrained massage therapist. The National Post published an article chronicling the Judo competitor’s devastating experience, which illustrates the importance of visiting a licensed acupuncturist. After a 2006 car […]

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