Archive | Mary Hunter Ellegood

Fibromyalgia

According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects  three to six million Americans, or about 2 percent of the population. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a syndrome, a recognizable constellation of symptoms of unknown causation. The primary symptom of Fibromyalgia is widespread muscle pain. The majority of sufferers are women between the ages of […]

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Substance Addiction

For centuries, Asian cultures have placed needles in precise locations on the body to relieve pain and treat disease. The use of acupuncture for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency, however, is a recent development in the history of this ancient healing art. In 1972, a Hong Kong neurosurgeon, H.L. Wen, M.D., conducted research […]

Overcoming Insomnia: How to Achieve Peaceful, Quality Sleep

Proper rest is essential to good health, and sleeplessness is a sign of imbalance. If your sleep is habitually disturbed it can be very damaging to the vital energy of the body and immune system. If this is the case it is important that you inform your acupuncturist so that you can work together to […]

The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are an incredibly valuable tool when facing serious bacterial infections, but the trend has been to over prescribe antibiotics, and that trend is leading to very serious consequences. More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotic therapy. Science has known about this problem of growing resistance for some time, but the medical community […]

Chinese Medicine for Pediatric Care

Any of our patients have come to believe that Chinese medicine has a place in their health regimen. But not all realize that Chinese medicine can be a valuable asset when addressing the medical needs of children. Chinese modalities frequently used with children include tuina bodywork, cupping, and moxibustion, as well as nutritional and herbal […]