Emptying the Heart: Daoist Alchemy and Neiguan

“The heart is called empty, for emptiness has nothing to do with impressions already gathered, but with what is going to be received.The heart is alive, and it possesses knowledge; it knows, and from knowing makes distinctions. To make distinctions is to know all parts of the whole at once.” (Xunxi, Jie Bi, 300BC) Wow, if

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Research

Article: Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis “Patients receiving acupuncture had less pain for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache respectively. These results were robust to a variety of sensitivity analyses, including those related to publication bias. Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral

Pediatric Acupuncture Research

This month Medical Acupuncture Journal focused the entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture. Here are a few PDF links to the research! Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia “reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.” Acupuncture as


100 million Americans are diagnosed with borderline to high cholesterol. Annually, 800,000 thousand Americans die from heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular diseases. Despite the abundance of education on the topic, many Americans are surprised and confused on their diagnosis. Many report eating a seemingly low-cholesterol diet and being physically active. Many undergo drastic diet changes

Acupuncture to Treat Chronic Lymphoedema

Just came across two Acupuncture research publications from my former hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The research was initiated because of the lack of treatment for lymphoedema in women post breast cancer surgery with removal of lymph nodes in the armpits. Having formerly worked in the breast cancer surgery department at MSK I


These are some papers I have written during my graduate studies at World Medicine Institute. I am including them for your educational pleasure: Atherosclerosis: The link between sugar, stress, high cholesterol, and the formation of atheromas (plaques). Androgenetic Alopecia: Exploring causes and psychological effects of pattern-baldness with a Western and Chinese Medicine approach.