March 27, 2019

The great thing about cell phones is we can get in touch with anyone at any moment. The bad thing about cell phones is we can get in touch with anyone at any moment.

There is a philosophical perspective that within each perceived curse is a potential gift, and each gift a potential challenge. Modern first world societies are not short on resources or stimulation, entertainment or technology. We hav...

March 13, 2019

Everyone has their physiological Achilles heel - that which first acts up when they’re either under nourished, over stressed, or for some of us when it’s just that time of the year when our vulnerabilities expose themselves. One of my greatest challenges in adulthood in this respect has been insomnia, which wouldn’t you know it, is one of the more challenging pathologies to treat with Chinese Medi...

March 6, 2019

My fiancée (the only medical doctor who I truly love and trust) and I have a running joke about patients asking on the heels of explaining a particular symptom: “Is that normal?” which we’ve collectively decided translates more accurately to: Tell me this is common and/or nothing to worry about.

Unfortunately, nothing is normal, a nice metaphorical parallel to the more ubiquitously accepted platitu...

March 1, 2019

If you're a Jewish American acupuncturist (and there are many) you seem to find yourself wishing folks a happy new year from the middle of October constantly through the middle of February, as Rosh Hashannah falls during the former, January 1st in the middle, and the former is Chinese (Lunar) new year, which was this week!

This year marks that of the Earth Pig. While most people have been made awar...

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