Robert Keller

Pungent Flavor and the Lungs in Chinese Medicine

By Robert Keller | August 9, 2022
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The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, written approximately 2,000 years ago, describes a series of systematic correspondences that group material phenomena according to five-phases. In this correspondence the metal phase has resonance with and is connected to the Lungs and Large Intestine, the season of fall, the color of white, the flavor of pungent […]

White Ox – Chinese Herbal Formula for Balancing the Lungs

By Robert Keller | August 9, 2022
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To balance the organ systems at the changes of season, I have developed a series of herbal formulas to administer to my patients. At this time, during the seasonal node of Autumn Begins, I am recommending to patients that they utilize the formula for fall / metal element / Lung-Large Intestine which I call White […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Highly Sensitive People

By Robert Keller | August 4, 2022
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Herbal treatment is one of the primary therapeutic modalities of Chinese medicine, yet many people do not receive it out of concern for tolerance, interaction, or reaction. This article addresses the issue of safely utilizing Chinese herbal medicine for highly sensitive people. (I have previously written about the subject of discomfort with acupuncture treatment.) There […]

Considerations in the Treatment of Long COVID for Adults and Children using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

By Robert Keller | May 6, 2022
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In recent weeks, during late April and early May of 2022, I have seen a resurgence of patients actively infected with COVID-19 and experiencing related symptoms. Similarly, I have seen an increase in the number of patients reporting lingering symptoms that are related to long COVID. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine offer useful insight into […]

The Treatment of Perimenopausal Anxiety with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

By Robert Keller | April 11, 2022
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Perimenopausal symptoms are a cause of distress for many women. Symptoms often begin during the mid to late 40s and continue through the cessation of menstruation in the late 40s or early 50s. Anxiety, in particular, is a common symptom that accompanies menstrual changes.  In addition to anxiety, common perimenopausal complaints include: insomnia, thinning hair, […]

Do Acupuncture and Dry Needling Have to Hurt?

By Robert Keller | April 9, 2022
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It has recently come to my attention that some of my patients avoid, or at least delay, coming to see me for help with pain conditions because they don’t like the discomfort of local acupuncture or dry needling.  People have always joked about this and I could easily understand and commiserate. But I always thought […]