Archive | Chinese medicine

A 5-Point Prescription for Midsummer Health

As we reach the midpoint of summer, here’s a quick reminder that healthy habits are within our reach.      Water: It does a body good The body is made up of 60% water. Proper hydration of cells in your body means higher nerve conductivity in your cells, better circulation, and improved release of toxins […]

Vaccinations—Chinese Medicine Can Help Support Your Child’s Immune System

Vaccinations have helped reduce infectious diseases that used to be common or even fatal at times among infants and small children. However, many parents often have questions and concerns about vaccinations. It is important to work with your pediatrician, in addition to utilizing natural healing modalities such as acupuncture and herbal therapy, so you can […]

Healthy Living

Patty Vasquez is the Assistant Manager at Tao of Wellness. At the beginning of this year, we created a buddy system where each staff member was paired up with one of the doctors. Patty paired up with Dr. Dao and started her weight loss journey. For the past four years, she has been carrying an […]

Alternative Care for Children

According to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the rate of chronic health conditions among children in the United States increased from 12.8% in 1994 to 26.6% in 2006, particularly for asthma, obesity and behavior and learning problems.  These statistics are an alarming trend considering that […]

Parents Rejoice: No More Ear Infections

Since I began practicing at Tao of Wellness I have seen my fair share of worried parents and uncomfortable babies and children, families dealing with all the typical issues that bring them to our offices: diaper rash, teething, breastfeeding, and ear infections, to name a few. Each one can run the gamut from being a […]

Inches Off with Chinese Medicine

Can acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help with weight loss? This is a question often posed by patients, and the answer is, “Yes.” The next question is invariably, “How does it work?” The answer to this varies a little from patient to patient depending on what is preventing weight loss. In order to lose weight, […]

Improve Strength & Endurance Naturally— at Work and at Play

Active people of all kinds are continually seeking methods and supplements to increase their performance. It seems that every month there is something new and/or improved on the market. However, one need not look to the future for results. Chinese Olympians have long utilized Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to naturally enhance strength and endurance, as […]

Acupuncture, Herbs, Tuina Help Heal Painful Injuries

If you have ever sprained a joint or tweaked a muscle, then you have likely been frustrated by conventional medicine’s lack of useful tools for healing your injury. Ice, compression, elevation and drugs only get you so far. They dull the pain, but do little to return you to your pre-injury state. Sports medicine is […]

Moxibustion Medical Therapy: Warming the Channels

The Chinese medical therapy called moxibustion warms regions of the body and can penetrate to the muscles, tendons and bones. Moxibustion helps to relieve pain, stimulate blood circulation, relax muscles, and induce a healthier flow of chi, or energy. By warming and opening the channels and collaterals, it assists the body’s  natural healing processes. Moxibustion […]