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Silk Route Siblings: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda’s Intimate Relationship

By Brian Keenan ND, MAc, BSHs This article was originally published in the Winter 2023 edition of the AIM Newspaper. Read the full paper for free. The medical arts of Chinese medicine* and Ayurveda are often seen as wholly separate disciplines. In many ways this is true, but the similarities quickly begin to outweigh the …

Anatomical Perspectives: Acupuncture Treatment of Low Back Pain

 Using the Gluteus Medius, the Quadratus Lumborum, and the Sacral-Iliac Joint in the Treatment of Low Back and Hip Pain By Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc This article was originally published in the Winter 2023 edition of the AIM Newspaper. Read the full paper for free. Introduction After years of experience, I have come to understand …

The Medical Community Must Embrace Standard Cannabis Education

By Timothy Byars Originally published August 15, 2022 in MJ News; updated January 27, 2023. On July 21, 2022, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) filed the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), a bill that ends federal cannabis prohibition, establishes federal cannabis tax rates, expunges some cannabis convictions, and …

Delving into Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Exploration of Its Rich History and Practices

Chinese medicine, with a history spanning millennia, has steadily gained recognition worldwide for its holistic and integrative approach to health and well-being. This age-old discipline emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit, offering a unique perspective on health care. In this comprehensive exploration, we will examine the history, key principles, and therapeutic practices …

Redefining Nourishment to Include Lifestyle and Environmental Sources Beyond Diet

By Kathleen Bell, RN, MSN, CNM, AHN-BC™ and Tammera Karr, PhD, BCHN®, CDSP™, CNW® Is nourishment limited to nutrients extracted through digestion? Or does nourishment also include components from one’s environment, culture, beliefs, and social connections, and surrounding wavelengths, and not just calories? This literature review shows that food alone is insufficient to generate or …

Welcoming Rob Johnson, New Clinic Director for NY

Join us in welcoming Rob Johnson, JD, MSAc, LAc, as our new Director of Clinical Services for the New York clinic! Rob Johnson, JD, MSAc, LAc, has practiced acupuncture for 10 years in private practice, including his own practice in Manhattan, and subsequently joining North Nassau Acupuncture, LLC on Long Island, where he worked in …