Chinese Medicine

Why Dry Needling Makes Sense Within the Framework of Chinese Medicine

By Robert Keller | February 18, 2021
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When I entered my program in 1989, there were only three acupuncture schools on the East Coast of the United States. Acupuncture had been a recognized profession in the U.S. for only nine years then, and licensure in New Jersey had begun in 1983. At the time, the predominant style of acupuncture taught in the […]

Chinese Medicine and Self-Care in the Treatment of COVID-19

By Robert Keller | January 26, 2021
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Recently I was asked about suggestions for deep breathing exercises to help with breathing difficulties and anxiousness resulting from COVID-19 symptoms. This question brings up some important topics related to diagnosis and treatment according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The predominant pathological factor related to COVID-19 from the perspective of Chinese medicine is damp phlegm.  This […]

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 […]

Is It My Allergies or is It a Cold, Part 2

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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I am writing this short article on October 9, 2009. 75% of the people I have seen yesterday and today have come in with exactly the same symptoms (regardless of what other condition was bringing them in for treatment) – congestion, runny nose with clear, thin mucus, scratchy throat, cough, and a gravely voice. And […]

About the Flu

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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I have been receiving questions about my feelings on the flu and vaccinations for several weeks now. I am happy to give a more detailed response in person to anyone who asks me. The important thing to say here is that we all have an immune system that works, if we give it half a […]

How to Stay Well in Winter

By Robert Keller | April 23, 2020
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Things To Do This Fall-Winter (To Help You Stay Well) • Stay at home. • Get more sleep. • Slow down and stop running around. • Eat more meals at home. • Drink warm beverages and eat more soup. • Stay home if you are sick. • Practice Qi Gong. • Use herbs to strengthen […]