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Seasonal Treatment in Chinese Medicine

By Robert Keller | February 1, 2022
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Why does knowing about the change of seasons, according to Chinese medicine, benefit you?  Chinese medicine offers us guidance for when to be paying closer attention to acupuncture and herbal treatment, as a way to balance the body and elements. This can be beneficial even when you are feeling generally well. The time period of […]

Correlative Cosmology in Chinese Medicine

By Robert Keller | February 1, 2022
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Chinese cosmology is a complex and interesting subject that has practical application for each individual’s Chinese medical treatment. Basically, there are “good” or “favorable” times of the year and day for treatment, and even better times for specific treatments, depending on your constitution and condition.  This article is a brief overview of the two most […]

Cosmology versus Astrology in Chinese Medicine

By Robert Keller | February 1, 2022
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In the West, people are most familiar with the aspect of Chinese cosmology that involves the twelve animals and that is commonly referred to as astrology. For example, 2022 is the year of the Tiger.  Animal astrology is only one part of Chinese astrology, which itself is one application of the system of Stems and […]

A Chinese Medical Approach to Diagnosing Low Back Pain

By Robert Keller | November 30, 2021
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One of the most common complaints that brings people to my office is low back pain. Low back pain occurs in people of all ages, but is most common in men over the age of 40. How does Chinese medicine consider low back pain from a clinical perspective? Let’s look at symptoms, causes, and diagnosis […]

The Concept of Resonance in Chinese Medicine – Part 1

By Robert Keller | November 9, 2021
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I was about 14 years old when I read my first book on acupuncture, Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing and how it Works Scientifically by Felix Mann. Even though many years have passed since, I still recall his charts of four-needle tonification and sedation of the meridians. I studied and deciphered these charts […]

Bulk Herbs, Pills, Powders, “Teas” (On Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas)

By Robert Keller | November 2, 2021
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In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, I am also an herbalist. Often patients leave my office with a Chinese herbal formula meant to treat their pain or illness. Some patients receive only acupuncture; some receive only herbs. In many cases, the combination of both can offer quicker and more effective results, as herbs and […]