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Category: Acupuncture


The Changing Seasons: Autumn

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on September 21, 2019

The Changing Seasons: Autumn In Chinese Medicine, we talk about the functional energy in the body; this energy is called Qi. It is the motive force to produce change and movement within the body. The theories and philosophy that went into... Read More


Chinese Medical Massage: Tui Na

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 29, 2019

Before the technique known as Acupuncture, the healers in China used their hands as tools. Their instinct led them to rub, knead, push, and pound themselves and others to help warm up or battle anything from fatigue to various injuries.... Read More


Pain Relief with Acupuncture

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 21, 2019

Pain Relief with Acupuncture Bù tōng zé tòng, tōng zé bù tòng The above statement describes the fundamental understanding of pain in Chinese Medicine. It translates roughly to “no free flow implies pain, free flow implies no pain.” When an injury occurs,... Read More


Late Summer: Period of Abundance

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 13, 2019

The Chinese have an extra season called Late Summer. This is the time between Summer and Autumn, when the weather begins to cool from Summer’s normally high heat. While thought to be the beginning of the energetic decline into autumn... Read More


Qi Gong: Breath is Life

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on August 5, 2019

When you see an acupuncturist, you hear a lot about Qi. There is an English translation for just about every part of Chinese Medicine except for this elusive concept. It is normally described as energy, which is the closest single... Read More


Why Acupuncture?

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on July 22, 2019

Why do I need Acupuncture?   The way you feel is the direct result of the function and communication of the organ systems within. Stresses on the body from poor diet, unmanaged work/life stress and emotions, environmental conditions, and injuries(sports, motor vehicle,... Read More


The Summer Season

Written By Matthew Truhan, LAc on July 11, 2019

The Summer Season The summer season started two days ago with the summer solstice. It is the Yang season with longer days, shorter nights and abundant energy; the season of expansion, growth, activity and creativity. In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, the summer... Read More


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