Our Congee Calling

By Karen M Taylor, LAc Due to today’s fraught political climate and frenzied pace of life, Americans are experiencing increased levels of worry and stress. The New York Times recently reported that “in the United States, about 55 percent of adults said they had experienced stress during ‘a lot of the day’ prior, compared with …

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture: Two More Powerful Treatment Strategies

By Neil R. Gumenick, LAc, MAc (UK) In prior articles, this author has detailed the importance of diagnosing a patient’s primary elemental imbalance (aka Causative Factor or “CF”) via odor, color, sound, and emotion. Once we have cleared any and all of the energetic blocks to treatment efficacy, in this system of medicine, we turn …

Sulfa, Sulfite, Sulfate, and Sulfur: True Allergy, Cross-Allergy, or No Allergy

Written by: John K. Chen, PhD, PharmD, OMD, LAc Reviewed by Tina T. Chen, LAc; Donna Chow Sanchez, LAc; and Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, PharmD, PhD, LAc Introduction Sulfa, sulfite, sulfate, and sulfur are four terms that sound similar but have very different allergy profiles. As healthcare practitioners, it is important to understand these four terms to …

Diagnostic Ashi Points: A Focus on Muscle Motor Points

By Matt Callison, LAc This article is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-published textbook Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach to Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese term ashi, translated as “that’s the point” or sometimes as another expletive, indicates pain upon palpation of the tissue. Ashi points were first mentioned in the …

Moving the Needle

The following is an extract from Jill Blakeway’s new book, Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing, published by Harper Collins in April 2019. In 1996, scientists at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, were keeping a radical project under wraps. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, including their colleagues in the scientific …

Yuval Ron: Sound is the Future Medicine

Interview by Kara Johnstad This interview was originally published in the April 2019 OMTimes Magazine and is republished here with permission. I have with me in the studio the world-renowned musician, composer, educator, producer, and peace activist Yuval Ron for a discussion about divine attunement and sound consciousness. Yuval Ron began composing professionally for theater …