Poney Chiang Ph.D, .R.TCMP, R.Ac, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM) is an expert in peripheral neuro-anatomy of acupoints and their associated neuro-modulation needle techniques.  He has a brief and fascinating video demonstrating how acupuncture, at it's core, is neuro-muscular medicine.  Please enjoy this amazing video:

I just completed a summary review looking at the latest research assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) - there is sufficient evidence for acupuncturists, oncology nurses, and oncologists to begin recommending acupuncture as a safe complimentary treatment for CIPN.  Please enjoy and share this paper (PDF link to full paper) to medical doctors, nurses, and/or family and friends that may find this valuable and interesting.

Acupuncture has been widely...

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"That anatomy should still contain such surprises is itself something of a surprise. It’s easy to think that 19th-century anatomists pulled apart the body tendon by tendon, vein by vein, describing and drawing every filament they came across, no matter how tiny. But eight years ago, Matthias Gunzer, an immunologist at the University Duisburg-Essen, in Germany, saw something that didn’t fit the current models. He had dyed some white blood cells red and green so that he could trace the path of their fluorescence through a mo...

A new study was published in The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease showing a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in people who ate mushrooms more often, as compared to those who ate mushrooms less or not at all.  The study has a strong statistical power with a large cohort of 633 subjects and contributes to other high quality studies showing similar results.

The researcher's note in their introduction, "We hypothesized that mushroom consumption is associated with reduced odds of having MCI, and this association is...

Here is a link to the article.  It is full of amazing photos we can't share here so please follow the link for the full experience.

There was one image we could share that shows the concepts and traditional herbal medical practice we practice:


We often take some extra time with our patients to try and explain the importance of healthy digestion, healthy eating habits, and/or myths about diet and digestion.

One person's idea of healthy may not be appropriate for someone else, for example.

We have taken the time, over the last few years, to explain in written word, some basic concepts of digestion from an integrative and Chinese medicine-inspired view.  I decided to share the latest iteration here as I think it has become quite comprehensive and easily digestible (n...

A powerful and well-research compound found in a few famous Chinese herbs, berberine has been shown to profoundly lower blood glucose, total cholesterol, and HbA1C levels.  It is one of the most studied compounds found in a number of famous and most-used herbs relied upon in Chinese medicine. 

A paper published in the Alternative Medicine Review from 2000 notes, "It [berberine] is present in Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Coptis chinensis (Coptis or goldenthread), Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), Berberis v...

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