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Heart Health

The heart is emperor of all the bodily organs, according to the philosophy of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and for good reason. If this precious organ stops beating for just a few minutes, the body ...

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Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of women, the leading threat for men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, according to health organizations. People of all ages and population groups ...

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High blood pressure is also known as hypertension, a common disease affecting one out of three adults in the U.S..  Blood pressure is the measurement of force exerted by the blood as it squeezes through ...

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Have you noticed enlarged, bulging veins on your legs or feet? Chances are you have varicose veins. While they may be more of a cosmetic issue for some, meaning they have not caused nagging symptoms ...

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Created by the World Heart Federation, September 29th is World Heart Day, which focuses on informing people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world's leading cause of death, claiming 17.3 million ...

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The biggest threats to women's health are often preventable. Oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives and many health issues women face respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments. Taking ...

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I am going to tell you a secret. All diets will work if they lower your caloric intake and you STICK TO IT! It™s pure physics: Our weight is determined by the amount of energy ...

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Are you ready to tap into the health secrets that have been curing people  for thousands of years? Those secrets are the ancient healing system that is Chinese medicine, and the doorway to that medicine now exists ...

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For Delia, it was the pain of a severe auto accident and abdominal surgery that brought her to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  I decided to turn to the clinic because of their integrative ...

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There have been some intriguing studies indicating that green tea can be extremely effective in the fight against high cholesterol. Specifically, the beverage reduces bad cholesterol and boosts good cholesterol, improving an individuals overall cholesterol ...

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FDA is warning consumers not to buy or eat three red yeast rice products promoted and sold on Web sites. The products, being promoted as dietary supplements for treating high cholesterol, may contain an unauthorized ...

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In China, the pomegranate fruit symbolized longevity. Now there is scientific evidence for the fruit's restorative powers.Scientists have tested the juice in mice and found that it combats hardening of the arteries (atherogenesis) and related ...

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Get a fasting lipoprotein profile to find out what your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglyceride numbers are. Calculate your risk for heart disease using the ATP III assessment tool. Discuss your risk ...

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A 2005 study conducted at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine found that acupuncture treatments that used low levels of electrical stimulation can lower blood pressure elevations by ...

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Ask The Acupuncturist

Q: What is Plum Pit Qi?

A: The feeling of an obstruction in the throat (when there's not an actual physical obstruction) is called Plum Pit Qi and is associated with Q... Read More