Category Archives: Acupuncture

Acupuncture Fun Facts

Personalized medicine refined over thousands of years. By Dr. Andrew Godenick ND L.Ac More and more people are searching for ways to combat illness, relieve pain and heal themselves without drugs or medications. It’s quite fascinating how acupuncture has become widely recognized for treating a multitude of physical as well as mental ailments. The following


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Acupuncture is Preventative Medicine

Receiving acupuncture in a regular manner, is a means of health maintenance.  Like brushing and floss your teeth to prevent cavities, the earliest recordings of the application of acupuncture was to head off health problems before they occur, while allowing the mind, body and spirit to remain peaceful and harmonious.  The accumulation of daily stress


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Acupuncture and Immunity

Acupuncture for over 3000 years has been used for all types of issues, from relieving back pain to treating stroke. As the years advanced, a protocol becomes needed especially in todays age of evidence based practice, thus although there are 3000 years of acupuncture clinical treatments in treating and boosting the immune system, we have


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Acupuncture point Gallbladder 34

GB34, Yang Ling Quan, translated as Yang Mound Spring is located in the depression anterior and inferior to the head of the fibula.  It is the he-sea point of the Gallbladder channel.  He-sea points are located around the elbow or knees and metaphorically describes the merge of the rivers (of qi) joining and emptying into


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Pulse Diagnosis & Hemodynamics

Examining the pulse at the wrist is a common practice among acupuncturists and other healthcare providers. Modern medicine acknowledges the radial artery (major artery in the arm) to carry vital information, such as heartbeat, blood pressure, arterial stiffness and aging, pointing to significant factors that affect changes in radial pulse pressure obesity, hardening of your


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Moxibustion of ST36 for Immunity

The acupuncture point ST36, also known as Zu San Li, is located below the patella, 3 cun below ST35, 1 finger-breadth lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.  It is considered one of the most tonifying points on the body.  It is used to benefit the stomach and spleen, harmonize the intestines, tonify the


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COVID-19 & Acupuncture

“A human being can survive almost anything, as long as one can see the end in sight…..” These are precarious times and its important to remain clear-minded and robust. That being said, when your body and mind are in constant stress, this stagnation of circulation causes a variety of physical and mental symptoms, such as


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Organ Clock

Traditional Chinese Medicine explains the natural rhythm of our bodies through the 24 hour clock, like those of circadian rhythms.  The TCM organ clock is divided into 12, two hour sections corresponding to a specific organ system.  During this time period that organ and its related meridians are highlighted and at their strongest.  Each organ


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