Acupuncture

Chinese Antiviral Herbs in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

By Robert Keller | January 26, 2021
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With a vaccine now available for COVID-19 (this article is being published in January 2021), patients have been inquiring again about recommendations for prevention of the disease as they are uncertain as to what direction to follow. For the past year I have been dispensing variations of a formula I named Blue Heron, after the […]

Fall-Winter Do’s and Don’ts

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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The theme of this newsletter is obviously taking care of yourself this fall and winter season. It is my impression that poor diet and lifestyle habits are primarily what fuel so many people being sick so often. It is fall and winter, not spring and summer. If you want to stay well, you have to […]

About Acupuncture Needles

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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Although acupuncture needles are obviously the main tool for acupuncture, they are rarely discussed. I insert approximately 70,000 needles each year, and so spend a great deal of time with needles either in my hands or between my fingers. I am fascinated by these needles. When I first got my hands on some acupuncture needles […]

Energy Transfers in Acupuncture

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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I am very often asked about how acupuncture works, and about what is happening when the needles are placed in the body. I have written briefly on this subject in How to Choose an Acupuncture Point. This article is about energy transfers. I am choosing this topic for two reasons. First, I find the notion […]

The Proper Position for Sleep

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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In Chinese medicine it is believed that lying on the right side, with the knees slightly bent, the left arm and hand on the left thigh, and the right arm bent with the hand by the head, is the correct physiological position for sleep. There are two simple reasons for this. The first is that […]

Don’t Scratch the Itch

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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Silly as it seems, it comes up all the time. A great number of people develop an itch on their nose as soon as the needles begin to go in. Many more worry about getting an itch sometime during the treatment. “What do I do?” is the question I get asked. The answer is simple […]