I have been treating a man with cerebellar ataxia using acupuncture for several years with very good results. I will call him TP for confidentiality. He has a rare hereditary form of cerebellar ataxia. His father and uncles all had it and died from complications of the disease. [Read more…]
I was laughing with a patient, DH, recently because I hadn’t treated his carpal tunnel yet. I had totally forgotten that he had first seen me 3 yrs ago intending to get his carpal tunnel symptoms treated, however as I took his initial history he had a far more serious condition that acupuncture could probably help. [Read more…]
I was recently reminded of a patient I treated close to 14 yrs ago. His wife was a family practice patient and I had treated her for a serious problem with acupuncture so she sent her husband to me. He had fallen 20 feet at work 4-5 yrs prior and had had 4 surgeries to his low back. [Read more…]
Recently People’s Pharmacy wrote that acupuncture can treat Raynaud’s syndrome. Yes I have seen acupuncture help many of my patients with Raynaud’s syndrome over the years.
Breathing involves the whole body and I hope to help you become more aware of the movement involved. Correct breathing involves breathing into the chest and into the abdomen. However I find many of my patients are what we call “chest breathers”. When they inhale the chest rises, as well as the shoulders sometimes and the abdomen isn’t a part of the process. It is often the breathing pattern we might revert to when we are very stressed, anxious or fearful.