Severe Neck Pain and the Wonders of Acupressure

Severe Neck Pain and the Wonders of Acupressure

Last week I had some pretty severe neck pain. It started out as stiff neck in the mornings from poor sleeping position. Through the week the stiffness lasted longer and turned into soreness, and after 5 days was shear pain. Pain, as in, if I didn’t hold my head...
The eBook is Finally Done!

The eBook is Finally Done!

And waiting for your download. It’s a simple tips and tricks book based on the principles of Chinese medicine entitled Healthier Living Tips and Foods Inspired by Chinese Medicine–a short 20 page PDF (with lots of pictures) that I wrote tying together the theme...
We Started TCM Clinical Classes

We Started TCM Clinical Classes

Last week was our 10th week of classes here at Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University.  Through the first 2 months we spent all of our time in the classroom learning and finishing the textbooks of theory and diagnostics. Meanwhile we continue to have classroom lectures...
Balancing Digestion with Massage

Balancing Digestion with Massage

In our eat-on-the-go world, more and more people are having digestion problems, and its no wonder given how degraded and deprived of nutrients many foods have become.  Besides healthier food choices, slowing down and focusing on the chewing process, etc, there are...
Massage for Headaches and Dizziness

Massage for Headaches and Dizziness

Chinese medical massage techniques can be used on the face, forehead, and around the head to reduce headaches and dizziness. The first is called 揉法 rou fa. Using the large thenar muscle, i.e. the soft fleshy part at the base of thumb where it becomes the palm, Watch...
Massage for Poor Digestion in Children

Massage for Poor Digestion in Children

As I’ve already talked about, Chinese medical massage (tuina) has many applications, including aiding digestion.  In fact, one of the most effective uses of tuina is regulating digestion.  While most of the time we’d think to rub directly on the abdomen...
Massage for Hypertension

Massage for Hypertension

Hypertension means high blood pressure. And it is an increasingly common phenomenon in the US, and in many western countries where people consume a very rich diet, and have too much stress and anxiety, but are overall living longer. Reducing high blood pressure...
Massage for Cough & Phlegm

Massage for Cough & Phlegm

Chinese medical massage techniques can be used on the chest and back to get rid of coughs, chest congestion, and phlegm in the lungs. The first is called 揉法 rou fa. Using the large thenar muscle, i.e. the soft thick part at the base of thumb where it becomes the palm,...