In Search of Herbs

There is a trend in America today of people dedicated to bringing their craft to the highest level. Think craft brew masters, micro-batch chocolatiers and coffee roasting artisans. Their aim is to bring forth and cultivate the best of the earth.

In light of the “farm to table” movement, I started thinking: what about “farm to medicine cabinet”? Are there people who are growing Chinese herbal medicines in biodynamic, organic, and craft ways?

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

One of the most consistent questions that I get asked is “How does acupuncture work?” So many women come to acupuncture to resolve a specific ailment, but the details about how acupuncture actually works often remains a bit of a mystery. I decided to write this post to help answer the questions women have when they arrive in my office and take some of the mystery out of what I do to help women improve their wellbeing, reduce stress and achieve greater vitality. 

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What to Expect During Your First Acupuncture Visit

 

When planning your first acupuncture visit, the goal is to hone in on the major issues impacting your wellbeing and to reduce the distractions that might get in the way of providing undivided attention on your health concerns. Dr. Catherine Price, a highly sought after acupuncturist and health care professional in Providence, RI, explains who what type of practitioner you will see and what you can expect during your first visit.

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7 Qualities to Consider When Looking for the Best Acupuncture Treatment

Finding and choosing a doctor of any kind requires some thought to the desired outcome. Acupuncture has a holistic view on healing, and treats the entire person: body, mind, emotions and the spirit. Other modalities such as herbal therapies, lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, exercise, dealing with emotions, avoiding toxins, and reducing stress also play a part of the process that helps lead to good health. Continue Reading

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13 Side Effects of Acupuncture, What to Expect In a Treatment

Not much is written about the side effects of acupuncture. There is still much to be learned from studying this medicinal practice but some of the negative effects we’ve witnessed have to do with a worsening of symptoms, soreness and fatigue. Other side effects include many positive results that a patient may not have been counting on. Here’s a list of potential side effects, both good and bad.
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The Blessing of a Woman’s Period And Why Menstruation is a Time to Relax

Okay, clearly you are wonder what I am talking about because perhaps your periods have been marked with PMS agitation, intense menstrual cramps and perhaps either constipation or diarrhea. What is to celebrate, you ask? Bare with me.
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Learn How to Prepare Your Body For Winter with Acupuncture

Stoking the fire to preparing our bodies for Winter is something we often overlook. Learn why it’s important and how you can make sure you stay warm and healthy during the coldest time of the year.
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Acupuncture for Fertility and Infertility With Dr. Catherine Price [Video]

 

Anyone struggling with fertility will let you know that it is not a pleasant feeling when things don’t go as planned . This post covers the ways in which Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help, either by itself or in conjunction with IUI or IVF.
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Providence Acupuncture, Healthy Living [Video]

 

A casual conversation about the ways in which acupuncture can promote healthy living, naturally. Working either as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with other therapies and western medicine. Learn what to expect and how acupuncture can help you live a healthier life. Continue Reading

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Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine comprises a broad range of medicinal practices sharing common concepts. Included in it’s various forms are herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Modern Chinese medicine combines concepts of modern anatomy and physiology with traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment.
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