Jennifer Stone's Posts

Shingles and PHN…pain like wild fire!

Shingles and PHN…pain like wild fire!

One of my favorite problems to treat with acupuncture is pain from Shingles. Shingles is a disease of the nerve.  It’s a virus that gets into our bodies when we have chicken pox (or the chicken pox vaccine) and it hangs out in the root of our nerves where they come out of the spinal cord. Normally, our immune system is strong and we have immune cells that keep the shingles virus quiet.  If our imm... »

The heart: The fire within that keeps us alive

The heart: The fire within that keeps us alive

I idolized our ancient ancestors who kept the home fires burning in the heart of the home.  The women, mothers, wives and daughters tended the fire, and cooked meals for the boys and the men returning from the hunt. I live in the Midwest of North America. It gets pretty cold here in the winter. My family and I live in a log cabin in the woods, and my favorite place on the cold winter days is in fr... »

Out With the Old, In With the New: Why Acupuncture Helps Detoxify the Body

When I was an intern, my teacher Althea told me that the acupuncture needles, when placed in the right places, open our bodies’ exterior for the universal energy, the Qi, to clear out the gunk – the toxins and impurities that congest our bodies. Now, after 22 years of clinical practice, three years of pre-med and seven years of scientific research, I have a scientific explanation for why acu... »

Keeping Kidney Energy Topped Up this Holiday Season the Traditional Chinese Way

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory considers the human body to be influenced by the changing of the seasons and the elements. If there is too much rain in an area like London or Seattle, people from that area might have too much dampness in their body. The dampness is treated by eating foods and herbs that dry it up. Warm, spicy, easy-to-digest, slow-cooked stews and soups with lots of root veget... »

Advances in Cancer Treatment

Almost everyone has had a friend or a family member who has battled cancer. When the cancer diagnosis is given, the cancer patient is faced with many choices. “Do I choose chemotherapy, radiation or surgery? Do I take natural supplements? Do I go on a macrobiotic diet? Should I start doing yoga or Tai Chi?” There is a huge amount of information published on cancer and cancer treatments and it is d... »

The Prostate Dilemma that can be treated…

Today more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. Difficulty with frequent urination can be testing for many teachers, surgeons, long distant truck drivers and men in many other professional fields. If you suffer from chronic prostate or bladder problems, you should consider consulting a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialist. TCM h... »

Balancing your Yang with your Yin reserves, to melt away stress…

Everyone gets stressed out. If you are a person who chooses to live life fully; to be educated, to be involved in work, sports, activities, volunteer work, kids and the kids school work and activities, love and relationships…you will at some time encounter stress. Stress is a part of life if you care about what you’re doing and what you’re involved with. It’s not a bad thing, it just is. Some peop... »

Traditional Chinese Medicine… Ancient Healing Ways

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is at least 5,000 years old. TCM includes, but is not limited to; acupuncture, moxabustion (burning the herb Moxa on the acupuncture points), Tui Na (Chinese massage), Chinese herbal medicine, dietary recommendations, Qi Gong and Tai Chi (movement therapies) and Chinese astrology. TCM doctors tend to specialize in one or two of the TCM modalities. According to TC... »

Combining Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs …before, during and after pregnancy

Pregnancy problems can sometimes include chronic miscarriages. Pre-pregnancy problems such as infertility can be devastating to women trying to get pregnant. For thousands of years, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used successfully in treating both pre-pregnancy and pregnancy related issues. During pregnancy women might experience severe morning sickness, physical pain, pre-eclampsia (seve... »

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