Classical Chinese Medicine and Face Reading

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Have you ever had someone ask you what’s wrong when you were worried about something, even though you didn’t think your expression was revealing inner turmoil? The other person was using subtle clues in your face to pick up on your emotions. It’s quite common for people to do this type of facial reading without […]

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Anxiety Relief with Acupuncture

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Summer has come to an end, and fall has arrived. We’ve all got quite a few last-minute plans that we’re still trying to squeeze in before the cold weather ushers in the slower paced life, even though the clock is quickly ticking down. Have to visit family? Want to take one last get-away before the […]

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2017 Philly.com Reader’s Choice: Best Acupuncture in Philadelphia!

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Empirical Point Acupuncture has one again been honored with the Philly.com Reader’s Choice Award as the Areas Top Acupuncturist in 2017 – the second year in a row! We appreciate the support of all of those who voted and are truly grateful, especially since it was you – our actual clients – who voted. The […]

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Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine

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At Empirical Point Acupuncture, essential oils may be used to complement many of our other modalities. Essential oils represent the jing, or essence of plants, and have a long, rich history in Chinese medicine. Because of the foundational nature of oils, these substances can address structural complaints as well as an individual’s mental and spiritual […]

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Chinese Year of the Yin Fire Rooster: Predictions and Tips for 2017

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This January, we welcome in the Chinese Year of the Yin Fire Rooster. If you found the Year of the Fire Monkey (2016) especially taxing, you’re not alone! You can expect 2017 to be a little calmer and less shocking than 2016, but the Yin Fire Rooster is still a key player in the antagonistic […]

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Acupuncture and Brain Neuroplasticity: Research & Study

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New research is showing that practicing acupuncture, at a high level, may result in positive changes in the brain relating to neuroplasticity, and interest in this niche is growing. Most of the time, I use this blog to explore topics that I think will interest people who are curious about trying acupuncture and Chinese herbal […]

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Acupuncture For Sciatica Treatment: Facts & Benefits

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Sciatica refers to the wide range of symptoms that may result from a herniated disc, spinal compression, or bone spurs on the spine. In typical cases, a person will present with pain along the back of the leg and hip, usually on just one side of the body. This might be an aching, burning, tingling, […]

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Use of Chinese Cinnamon; Gui Zhi & Rou Gui in Herbal Medicine

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With Thanksgiving around the corner and a chill in the air, many of us are getting back in the kitchen to prepare warm, comforting food. Maybe you’re the type to spend hours perfecting a butternut squash soup recipe, or maybe you’ve just been eagerly anticipating the return of a certain cult coffee flavor. From muffins to […]

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Moxibustion Therapy: Uses & Benefits of Moxibustion

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If you’ve spent any time researching Chinese medicine, you might have come across a therapy called moxibustion. In general, moxibustion doesn’t get as much press coverage as acupuncture or some Chinese herbal treatments, but this soothing technique has a wealth of health benefits – especially as an adjunct to regular acupuncture sessions. It may be worth […]

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Don’t Get Pins and Needles: Common Acupuncture Myths

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As Westerners, it’s understandable that we approach acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments with some skepticism and lots of questions. Better to answer the questions and debunk the myths than to let misconceptions steer us away from a highly effective healing system that has been used to preserve health and promote healing for thousands of years. […]

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