A Brief History of Chinese Acupuncture

As you probably know, Chinese Acupuncture has been in existence since before recorded times. Even before the Bronze Age, acupuncture existed in the New Stone Age, which lasted between 10,000 and 4,000 years ago! During this period of time, needles were made from stone, and Ancient Chinese people began to … Read More

The 7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine and healing in the world. It has been around for thousands of years, and originated in China. Chinese medicine, and more specifically acupuncture, made its way to Japan through Korea in the 6th century, and has been practiced there since then … Read More

Why Licensed Massage Therapists Should Be Board Certified ASAP

Of the 50 states in America, 38 recognize Licensed Massage Therapists. These therapists are required to have a strong grasp of anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology. Further, they are to have a strong understanding of professional standards (particularly ethics). Finally, they are to understand the theory and techniques behind massage therapy … Read More

The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage in Integrative Medicine

All massage practitioners are, I’m sure, aware of the myths surrounding Deep Tissue Massages. Some of the myths are that deep tissue massages are painful, “no pain, no gain”, involve intense pressure and discomfort, etc.  I’m sure all of the massage practitioners reading this understand that it is nothing more than a myth … Read More

The Benefits of Holistic Wellness Have Been Proven in Healthcare

Most integrative practitioners have a solid understanding of the dyer state of the U.S. healthcare system. On average, Americans of all ages live shorter lives and get more disease than 16 other rich countries (2). In fact, even well off, health insured, educated U.S. citizens are getting sicker and dying … Read More

Naturopathic Medicine Has Just Been Given an Amazing Opportunity!

Recently, Naturopathic medicine has been given an amazing opportunity through the Affordable Care Act. Section 2076 states that all accredited Naturopathic Physicians will have the ability to be included in health insurance plans in states that are licensed. However, the way in which this law is interpreted is up to … Read More

Chronic Pain Healthcare Cost Reduction Through Acupuncture

As healthcare costs rise each year, patient, and more importantly employee, health is declining. Of the chronic conditions recognized by the health industry, chronic pain accounts for 20% of them.  Acupuncture has been used for the treatment of painful conditions for thousands of years. Osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, and back … Read More