Author Archive | J. Matthew Brand, MATCM, L.Ac.

American College of Physicians Recommend Acupuncture for Back Pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or sub-acute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. Take this opportunity to pick up the latest book written by […]

Cheers to a productive and challenging 2017!

As the year comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the past year’s events, both personal and public, and look forward to our future. What does it really mean to make New Year’s resolutions? Are they fantasies that we create to allow us to continue indulging in certain behaviors that may […]

January Detox Retreat New Year – New You

January 14 & 15, 2017 To increase your strength, health and vitality, our program will activate your body’s powerful cleansing systems that eliminate toxins. Cleansing Creates Well-Being Our body is automatically programmed to cleanse itself daily. However, with our fast paced modern lifestyle and exposure to an increasing number of harmful and toxic substances, our […]

August I-Ching Horoscope

August Five Elements Horoscopes: Bring on a dose of personal transformation energy with that sizzling end-of-summer heat. Here’s everything your I Ching Element Personality needs to know to help you feel good, optimize your prosperity and turn on that summer charm as you connect with others. Infinichi.com

Tai Chi Quan: A Lifelong Pursuit

Tai Chi Quan can be translated from the Chinese as the highest form of martial arts. As with all Chinese martial arts, it developed from Shaolin boxing several hundred years ago and has the distinction of being one of the three soft-style Taoist martial art forms, alongside Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. On a purely physical level, […]

Mental Health Month

Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine that views the mind, and its accompanying emotional states, as having physical residence in the body. Classical five elemental thinking gave rise to the categorization of the 5 zang, or Yin organs, as housing the emotional conditions of joy, anger, pensiveness/melancholy, sadness, and fear—corresponding to the elements fire, wood, […]