August 21, 2015

Acupuncture: Why Pirates Wore Earrings and Other Fun Facts

Acupuncture originated in China around 100 BC, spreading to Japan and Korea and then to Europe. In this therapy, the practitioner inserts very fine needles into the skin at certain points called meridians. A good metaphor I found describes meridians as … Continue reading

July 24, 2015

Top 5 Influences In My Journey into Integrative Medicine

The road leading to my discovery of integrative medicine started with a realization that there were tools missing in my “box.” Simply prescribing medications for diseases that clearly had multiple origins – physical, psychological, emotional and socioeconomic – was not … Continue reading