Acupuncture can treat allergies

Below is an article from Time talking about a successful study using acupuncture to treat allergies. This article below has some good things to say, but also some things to be aware of. Acupuncture is very difficult to design a study using the gold standard, the...

What’s acupuncture like?

As the office manager at The Wellness Source in Hillcrest San Diego, I’ve noticed that sometimes our patients, coming in for the first time, may be a little nervous about receiving acupuncture. They don’t know what it is going to be like or they might be a little...

Chinese Herbs and Taste

Chinese Herbs and Taste So many times I hear from my patients that they don’t like the taste of the herbs I give them. What I like to explain to them is the taste is very important to the workings of Chinese herbs. What I like to do is ask them a question. “Which...

The Acupuncture Needle

Today’s topic is the Acupuncture Needle.  There are many different types of acupuncture needles on the market. Some are made in China, some Japan, some Korea.  The needles come in many different lengths and thicknesses.  The needles are also made with a variety of...