The Rough Road of Alcoholism and How Chinese Medicine Can Help 


To shed light on the subject of alcohol and the addicting grip it has had on so many, we would like to elucidate some Chinese medicine methods that have worked to renew hope and aid in relinquishing this substance's hold on lives.


Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States- 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. 


That statistic is pretty overwhelming, but what's amazing is a treatment method stumbled upon in the 1970s by Dr. H.L. Wen.  Wen was experimenting with electroacupuncture for pre-operative anesthesia on patients addicted to opiates, when he reported that the electroacupuncture did more than act as also dramatically decreased the patients' withdrawal symptoms.  Ever since then, acupuncture has continued to be developed as an aid for a variety of addictions, including alcohol...READ MORE

Fertility Acupuncture...and No, It's Not 
Just for Women


Ok, so most of the patients ARE women, but at Fertility Specialists Medical Group (FSMG) in San Diego, both men and women are experiencing the benefits of fertility acupuncture, according to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Alumnus Maring Allen LAc.

Allen works at Zen Fertility Clinic and with FSMG treating men and women fertility patients, some who are integrating acupuncture treatments with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and others who are trying to conceive naturally. 

For women patients, here's how fertility acupuncture works:

  • Fertility acupuncture regulates the hormone system.
  • Treatments help to direct blood flow to the reproductive organs.
  • Acupuncture points are chosen based on the woman's menstrual cycle (This is key for women trying to conceive naturally.  Acupuncturists like to treat throughout the woman's cycle.)...READ MORE
Holistic Nursing Tips for Coping with 
Stress in the Work Place


Many of us experience some degree of stress in the workplace, but ironically, nurses (who help treat patients suffering from stress related illnesses) are experiencing stress at a much higher rate than most other groups, according to a study conducted by the American Nurses Association. In the study, 70.5% of nurses cited the effects of stress and overwork among their top three health and safety concerns.

We think you can relate to some of the reasons why, even if you're not a nurse. They include: workload, inadequate staff coverage, time pressure, relationship with other staff, leadership/management style, excessive noise, lack of influence in decision making...and that's just to name a few. 


While nurses as a whole are suffering from stress, a nursing specialty group called "holistic nursing" offers a refreshing perspective on how to heal yourself from the stress plaguing your life...READ MORE

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