Acupuncture and Cupping for Common Cold and Flu

It is the time of the year again that we see lots of common cold and flu. However, in western country few people know that acupuncture combined with cupping is a very effective treatment for preventing and treating common cold. In TCM common cold and influenza are considered external pathogenic factors of Wind-Cold or Wind-heat invading the body. In Western … Read More

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

David T. Turdy What is ankylosing spondylitis (AS)? In the early stages, ankylosing spondylitis and the related conditions are likely to cause: stiffness and pain in the lower back in the early morning which eases through the day or with exercise pain in the sacroiliac joints (the joints where the base of your spine meets your pelvis), in the buttocks or the backs … Read More

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren’s disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers. It causes one or more fingers to bend into the palm of the hand. It can affect one or both hands, and sometimes affect the thumb. Dupuytren’s contracture occurs when the connective tissue in the palm thickens. Often the tissue thickens in one small area first and … Read More

Neck pain

David T. Turdy Your neck and back are made up of a column of bones stacked one on top of the other (the spinal column). The bones that make up your spinal column are called vertebrae. They help to support your head and protect the spinal cord – the main nerve that links nerves throughout your body to the brain. … Read More

Frozen Shoulder Pain

David T. Turdy How does the shoulder  work? Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. This is because your main shoulder joint (the glenohumeral joint) is a ball-and-socket joint. Ball-and-socket joints allow for the most amount of movement of all the different types of joints in your body. Ball-and-socket joints get this name because the ball-shaped upper … Read More

Back Pain

David T. Turdy What is back pain? Back pain is a common problem which affects 4 out of 5 of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. Back pain can be acute, where the pain starts quickly but then reduces after a few days or weeks, … Read More

Acupuncture can be misunderstood

Isn’t Acupuncture Completely Psychological? Many feel acupuncture only works because clients want it to work. This is inaccurate, as the practice has been proven to have physical effects on the body. Biologically speaking, acupuncture releases dopamine in the body to relieve pain caused by tension. This is a main reason it is effective in reducing stress and subsequently alleviating pain. … Read More