Acupuncture Meridians

Acupuncture Meridians

Modern Explanation of Acupuncture:

From the modern perspective, the responses that resolve injuries and diseases are coordinated by several signaling systems, which involve peptides and other small biochemicals.  They are released at one site, then travel to other sites and interact with cells to stimulate a variety of biologically programmed responses.

Some disorders such as metabolic failures, changes in DNA structure or signaling, or breakdown of the immune system are understood to be caused by microorganisms.  In the old Chinese dogma, the main premise was that these illnesses were caused by blockages in circulation. – Read More »


Chinese Herbal Medicine

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Herb Capsules

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.

Because of its systematic approach and clinical effectiveness it has for centuries had a very great influence on the theory and practice of medicine in the East, and more recently has grown rapidly in popularity in the West. It still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China, and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine. – Read More »


Chinese Cupping


Cupping can be used for many different muscular skeletal pain conditions affecting the entire body.

The anatomy of each body part requires consideration when treating a specific pain pattern. Knowledge of blood flow/stasis in an area as well as the location of nerve pathways, both motor and sensory, and acupuncture points and meridian pathways is important in order to treat a condition efficiently and effectively.

Major impingement points that effect range of motion, restrict blood flow and cause nerve pain are often times the first place to receive treatment. These points often yield remarkable results in just one or two treatments. – Read More »

Ear Acupuncture and Ear Magnets

Ear Magnets

Ear Points

In 1990, the Director General of the World Health Organization proclaimed to an international gathering that – “Auricular acupuncture is probably the most developed and best documented, scientifically, of all the microsystems of acupuncture and is the most practical and widely used.”

Auricular acupuncture, or ear acupuncture as it is more commonly known, is similar to body acupuncture but with stimulation only to the external ear. It is a method of treating a variety of physiological and psychological health problems.  – Read More »

Mind Body Medicine

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Mind Body with Coastal Acupuncture