Would Nixon’s Physician Warn Against Dry Needling, too?

Nixon’s Personal Physician Said Leave Acupuncture to the Professionals This is a piece put together by TCM Directory (www.TCMDirectory.com). I knew the story but not all the facts. Thank you to TCM Directory for pulling up this bit of history… This warning was given more than 40 years ago by Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, the … read more

Pharmaceutical Drugs are HEALTHY for You!

Really?  Just because there are “healthy” side effects to drugs, it doesn’t mean on the whole the drug is healthy.  But that’s what an article in the AARP magazine June/July issue is saying.  The article is making the claim that some common drugs can help prevent certain diseases.  But at what cost?  What an article … read more

Is Coffee a Health Beverage?

In Chinese medicine caffeinated coffee is viewed as helping move the liver qi and lift the yang but deplete the yin.  So as to whether coffee is beneficial or detrimental may depend totally on the person consuming it.  That may help explain why there is controversy over the effects caffeine and coffee may have.  Therefore, … read more