Acupuncture

Your Introduction to Prebiotics

I usually write about acupuncture, but I want to tell you about something, some research I’m very excited about. I am sure you have heard about the health benefits of a healthy microbiome, which is a term encompassing the healthy bacteria that live in our guts.

Acupuncture for Back Pain: Now Recommended by the ACP

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek care from their primary care physicians; it is also one of the most common conditions we treat as acupuncturists.

The Power of Herbal Medicine

At Selby Acupuncture, we take pride at offering not just excellent acupuncture and shiatsu services, but also high quality herbal products prescribed by well-trained Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners.

Needles and Ears: How Auricular Acupuncture Can Help

Most people are a bit nervous during their first acupuncture treatment. Common concerns revolve around how it will feel and where on the body needles will be inserted.

Electroacupuncture for Fertility: A Case Study

For many women who are trying to conceive, one of the most frustrating parts of the fertility process can be not responding well enough to the medications that the treatment can move forward. Any women who has ever found herself in this situation knows just how discouraged it can make her feel.

Window to the Shen: How We Use the Eyes in Diagnosis

Chinese medicine uses observation to help diagnose what is going on in the body. If you have had acupuncture, you most likely know that we look at the tongue to help determine what is happening, but what you may not realize is that we are looking many other things as well, including your eyes.

Peculiar Sensations During Acupuncture: All About De Qi

One of the first things people discover when they try acupuncture is that there is usually very little pain involved. Instead, many patients experience a variety of interesting, nonpainful sensations in response to the needles.

ST29, Gui Lai: What’s in a Name?

In the West, we use an international numbering system to name acupuncture points. One of my favorites to use in practice is called the 29th point on the stomach meridian.

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