Chinese Medicine Offers Help for Spring Allergies

by Carmela Mager, Chapel Hill News, April 16, 2006

As a practicing acupuncturist, I have noticed spring brings major allergy outbreaks. Read more


Needle Points to Change for the Better 

by Valerie Schwartz, Chapel Hill News, February 5, 2006  

"People are so much in their suffering they don't believe that they can change," she said. "A change requires you to do something for yourself -- do something very generous for yourself." Read more

Decoding an Ancient Therapy: High-Tech Tools Show How Acupuncture Works in Treating Arthritis, Back Pain, Other Ills

by Melinda Beck, Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2010

Acupuncture has long baffled medical experts and no wonder: It holds that an invisible life force called qi (pronounced chee) travels up and down the body in 14 meridians. Illness and pain are due to blockages and imbalances in qi. Inserting thin needles into the body at precise points can unblock the meridians, practitioners believe, and treat everything from arthritis and asthma to anxiety, acne and infertility. Read more


Qi is Everything - Everything is Energy - Qi is Energy 

by Jacob Godwin, L.Ac., M.A.O.M.,, June 2007

What is the difference between the scientific postulate above and our own postulations on Qi found in our fundamental theory textbook, or those found in Daoism, the founding philosophy of Oriental medicine? The word Qi is simply and consistently a term we use to remain in deference to the simple truth that everything is one continuous field of energy.  Read more



National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Wikipedia - About Acupuncture

Chinese Herbal Medicine