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 […]

Acupuncture works….but how?

I am looking forward to reading this book by one of my favorite authors, the physician Sherwin Nuland. In his book “The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine,”, he visits China, with fascinating results.  “He travels to China to determine firsthand if acupuncture is an effective technique. After witnessing two operations and speaking to the president of the Shanghai Medical University, who himself had undergone two thyroid operations with acupuncture, Dr. Nuland comes away a believer […]