Late Summer

As we are slowly transitioning into our last month of summer in Minnesota, we thought it would be a good time to talk about a “bonus” season we have in TCM that isn’t often talked about in the west. Late Summer is observed as the...

What Do Vivid Dreams Mean?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is generally thought that a healthy person sleeps through the night, undisturbed by dreams. This is due to the smooth flow of qi throughout our bodies. The term “qi” is often translated as “energy”, but I prefer to translate...

Summer in TCM

It is very much summertime here in Minnesota which means it’s FIRE season in Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM both respects and moves with the seasons in everything that we do: in the way we dress, what we eat, and what health concerns we know we...

Emotional Eating

The year 2020 has been a challenging year so far. Some of you may have noticed that you’re eating changed over the past several months. Maybe you are grazing more throughout the day, overeating at meals or craving specific foods. You could be eating due...

Pain And CBD

PAIN in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is viewed as a blockage of qi and blood in a meridian- or a traffic jam in the part of the body you’re experiencing the pain. With acupuncture needles and herbs, we MOVE the qi and blood to relieve...

Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s real. And unfortunately, many people are not unfamiliar with feelings of anxiety. Especially right now. But good news is, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)- acupuncture, auricular acupuncture (ears), herbs, food therapy, cupping, guasha, and tuina can all be really effective to help get rid...

Safely Reopening EastWest Acupuncture Clinic

Our goal at EastWest Acupuncture is to help people and we are here for you!While there is still much uncertainty, we are slowly beginning to see patients in person. Starting today we have new policies in place to protect our patients while still taking care...

What is Korean Hand Therapy?

Korean Hand Therapy is a complete microsystem of acupuncture, similar to the concept of reflexology of the foot. It is an easy-to-use self-treatment option for many conditions, especially pain management. Using pressure points on the hand, pain in other areas of the body such as...

Acupuncture Benefits: How it Works

What is Acupuncture? Do you suffer from chronic pain? Do you have a hard time sleeping? Are you living with anxiety? Do you want to achieve overall wellness? Acupuncture may be right for you. There are dozens of acupuncture benefits. Acupuncture has been around for more than...

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine Myth vs. Fact There are a lot of myths I hear about Traditional Chinese Medicine, including that it is an “alternative” medicine, it only focuses on your “energy,” or that it’s a mystical, magical or religious treatment. Perhaps the myth I hear the...