Low Back Pain–A Problem Few Escape

Low Back Pain afflicts most of the population at one point or another. Studies suggest between 59% and 95% of us will experience its misery at some time. For many, it is a short period of discomfort that passes. But for others, it becomes a long, grinding, life-limiting condition. Conventional medicine offers little to many people. The sometimes deadly side effects of pain medication (opioids kill more people in some states than car accidents) are increasingly understood. Surgery is often […]

Help for patients with Parkinsonism

There is much more to Chinese medicine than acupuncture, one element of which is Qi Gong, which I use with my patients, and involves movement and breathing exercises. It is related to but different from the better known Tai Chi. I was interested to see this recent study in the prestigious journal, The New England Journal of Medicine, that shows the potential benefits of Tai Chi for people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. A 24 week course of Tai Chi […]