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Acupuncture for Knee Pain (Part 1 Quadriceps Tendonitis)

In this article, I would like to focus on the type of knee pain that responds to acupuncture very well: quadriceps tendonitis.
The tendon of quadriceps femoris is anchored on the top side of the knee cap. The main function of this large muscle (Which actually consists of four individual muscles) is to straighten the leg. As a secondary function, it flexes the thigh, bringing it closer to the abdomen.

Acupuncture for Emotional Balance (Part 5)

Heart is considered the emperor of all organs in Eastern Medicine. It makes sense because when the heart stops, that is the end of one’s life. For that reason, there is no “Heart deficiency” pattern that we treat in our medicine. There is only the “Heart excess” pattern that is applicable to what we practice.

Acupuncture for Emotional Balance (Part 2)

In this article, I would like to discuss 魂 (Kon in Japanese, Hun in Chinese). This Chinese character is commonly used to describe “soul” and gives us the impression of passion and achievement when we see it. This character is often used in such context in our culture. In Eastern Medicine, the character indicates “ethereal […]

Acupuncture for Emotional Balance

When the lungs are healthy, they support the functions of 魄 (Haku in Japanese and Po in Chinese). It is difficult to translate Haku because there is no contemporary equivalence. If you can divide the concept of “spirit” into the ethereal and the corporeal, this is the corporeal aspect of the spirit.

Acupuncture for Neck Pain (Part 2)

In the previous article, I discussed a type of neck pain that is associated with repetitive motion of the forearms and hands, such as typing. In this article, I would like to touch on the neck pain that is felt mostly on the back of the neck, on the cervical spine, at the base of […]

Acupuncture for Neck Pain (Part 1)

Two of the common symptoms that acupuncturists handle are neck pain and low back pain. I have noticed that people complain of neck pain more than low back pain since cellphones had become the extension of our bodies. Obviously, our bodies are not designed to tap small screens with your fingers to navigate through cat […]

Acupuncture for Insomnia

When the pandemic started, I had to close my clinic for a while. I suddenly lost the source of livelihood with no end in sight. I became anxious and started to have trouble sleeping. I never had difficulty sleeping before (I have slept through a big earthquake once in Japan), so this was serious. It […]

Commonly-used Acupuncture Points: SP6

SP6This point is located on the Spleen channel at a major intersection of channels. Its name is 三陰交 (San Yin Jiao-Chinese, San In Ko-Japanese), and the name means “three Yin channel crossing”, namely Spleen, Liver, and Kidney channels. Because of its nature as a major intersection, it is a frequently used point. I personally use […]

Commonly-used Acupuncture Points: PC6

PC 6 This point has recently become one of the most commonly used points. I usually use this point to relax the stomach and diaphragm tension due to stress and anxiety. Since almost everybody is anxious and stressed recently, this point has become very popular. When an anxious, stressed-out individual has poor sleep, palpitations, shortness […]