Winter Begins

In the Chinese system of qi nodes, we are in the middle of “Winter Begins.”  Liu Ming, who I used to study and sit with, taught about the qi nodes as we cycled around the calendar.  Every two weeks is like a different season with slightly different recommendations for diet and lifestyle to best be … More Winter Begins

Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain: A Critical Look at a New Study

The article “Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain” from the most recent issue of JAMA has brought acupuncture into the news lately, with its finding that needle and laser acupuncture did not perform significantly better than a sham laser treatment. Having seen acupuncture and Chinese medicine help with knee pain many times, I am puzzled!  What … More Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain: A Critical Look at a New Study

Have you ever noticed that you eat more when you sleep less?

Not sleeping enough or reducing the quality of your sleep by eating late at night disturbs the deep assimilation of nutrients that can only happen in deep slumber. The appetite can be thrown off balance as you seek the irreplaceable nourishment of sleep in food instead (often sugary foods and coffee that can weaken your … More Have you ever noticed that you eat more when you sleep less?