Archive | Dr. Daoshing Ni

What are Those Points on Top of My Head for?

Frequently during your acupuncture treatments, our gentle healers will use acupuncture points on top of your head.  They are virtually pain free, and at times they give a very nice, calming feeling throughout the whole body. You might wonder what these points are and why we use them. One of the most common points at […]

Pregnancy Care with Chinese Medicine

Pregnancy is both an exciting and anxiety-provoking experience for   a couple. When pregnant, a woman goes through dramatic physical and emotional changes. By understanding and preparing her body for these changes and acquiring the know-how to optimize her own health and that of the fetus, a woman can experience her pregnancy in a meaningful and […]

Sitting Moon: A New Book from Tao of Wellness Press

My esteemed associate, Jessica Chen, L.Ac., and I decided to write a book that would inform new mothers and health professionals of the ideal way, often the traditional way, to go through postpartum. Sitting Moon is for women who want to feel good during postpartum and build an optimal foundation for future well-being. If you […]

Create Wellness During the Menopausal Transition

Many women begin their journey toward menopause long before they reach 50. Some of the symptoms of perimenopause begin to manifest in the 40s. These symptoms can be warm flashes, menstrual irregularity, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, decreased libido, increasing fatigue, increasingly disturbed sleep, increased body hair, increased premenstrual tension such as moodiness, breast […]

Reflections on Living 2009

In 2009, let’s keep our life simple by looking at the things that truly help us to be happy and more peaceful. For each of us, that may be different. For some, it may mean reading  spiritual books like the Tao Teh Ching; for others it may mean exercise, tai chi, or meditation. Every day, […]

Practices for Healthy Holidays

Eating right during the holidays can mean a happier New Year! Here are a few pointers for practicing a healthy lifestyle! 1. Eat more vegetables, including the dark leafy ones like spinach, chard, and kale. 2. Watch that bread and pasta! Eat grains moderately, and less baked and fried food. 3. Smart eating out! Order […]

Staying Healthy During the Flu Season

Influenza or the “flu” is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Viral infections weaken a person’s immune system and frequently give rise to secondary infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia. If an afflicted person, especially the elderly and infirm, has a compromised immune system, the flu can be life threatening. People at highest […]

Chinese Athletes Succeed with Secret Performance Power

The Olympics arrived with unprecedented fanfare, and the world watched as the Chinese competed to display their mettle in athletics. In a system where athletes are groomed and trained in such a disciplined and enduring manner since childhood, winners become celebrities overnight and losers …well, become losers for years to come. There have always been […]

Dr. Dao’s 10 Ways to Help Reflux & Colic in Infants

Infant colic, a condition notorious for the unrelenting screaming and crying of young infants, is not a new thing. For centuries families have been driven to distraction by the shrieking and crying of their newest members. Commonly parents are plagued by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness as they are unable to sooth their suffering baby’s […]

Ten Ways to Better Eye Health

In today’s modern age we increasingly rely on our eyes in our daily lives. We constantly stare at computers, TVs, cellular phones, PDAs, papers, etc. Consequentially, by staring at small prints and spending more time reading from this type of medium, we are straining our eyes. This has created much eye fatigue and an increase […]