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Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Arthritis isn't just one disease, but a complex disorder comprised of more than 100 distinict condictions that can affect people at any stage of life. 

Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they often share a common symptom - persistent joint pain. 

For many people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people

Dr. Shan Kong | 2012-12-01 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Rest, Renewal and Reflection

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius

Reflection is the process in which an image or idea comes back to us, such as looking in a mirror, rethinking an event, or reviewing an idea. We have the opportunity to take a closer view and reconsider our original thinking.


The new year is a perfect opportunity to reflect and use that knowledge as a catalys

Dr. Shan Kong | 2011-01-20 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Treating Thyroid Problems

When functioning properly, the thyroid gland secretes just the right amount of thyroid hormone to regulate almost all the metabolic processes in your body. Too much or too little of these vital body chemicals and it can drastically influence energy levels, body weight and your mental health. With over 20 million Americans living with some form of thyroid disease, much attention has been given to the many ways that acupuncture and Oriental medicine can treat thyroid problems.

What is th

Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-12-22 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Acupuncture and Men's Health

Acupuncture has been used to treat men's health concerns for thousands of years and is growing in popularity. The reason for this growth in popularity is that many health issues that men face, such as high blood pressure, prostate problems and depression, respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments.

Here is a list of five health issues that affect men and how acupuncture can help:

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading men’s health threat with heart dise

Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-12-22 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Treating Autoimmune Disease with Acupuncture

 Treating Autoimmune Disease with Acupuncture

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease; an autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. Autoimmune disorders include Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison’s dise

Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-12-16 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Acupuncture for Stress and Depression

According to Oriental medicine, the cold months of winter are the perfect time to recharge your battery and generate vital energy, or Qi, in order to live, look, and feel your best.

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on health, replenish energy and conserve strength.

Ruled by the water element, winter is associate

Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-12-16 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Acupuncture for Children's Health and ADHD

Acupuncture and ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral conditions among children. In the United States alone, approximately 4.5 million children between the ages of 5-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD each year. Research indicates that when treating ADHD, a multidisciplinary approach is most effective; combining behavioral therapy, exercise, dietary changes and medication. Now acupuncture can be added as one of the treatment methods

Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-09-15 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Heart Health

February is the American Heart Association's Heart Health Awareness Month, emphasizing the dangers of heart disease and the importance of heart health.

Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Despite dramatic medical advances over the past fifty years, heart disease remains a leading cause of death globally and the number one cause of death in the United States. By integ
Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-04-03 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Stop Smoking with Acupuncture

Among current U.S. adult smokers, 70% report that they want to quit smoking and millions try to quit every year. If you have attempted to quit smoking, you know how difficult it can be. Nicotine is a powerful addiction. In fact, research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.

It is estimated that most smokers will attempt to quit two or three times, or more, before finally kicking the habit. When conventional methods to quit smoking have failed, smokers ofte

Dr. Shan Kong | 2010-04-03 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Treatment of dysmenorrhea by acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture


The authors adopted acupuncture plus auricular electro-acupuncture to treat 38 cases of dysmenorrhea belonging to qi stagnation and blood stasis pattern, the better therapeutic effect was achieved, with the effective rate of 97.4%.

Resource:  Cai Zhi-jun, Li Fang, and Lu Mei

JournalJournal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science
PublisherShanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian Co-published with Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISSN1672-3597 (Print) 1993-
Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-20 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |