Treatment Balance & Patient Positioning

Treatment Balance & Patient Positioning

Now I’m not talking about doing Acupuncture while the patient balances on one foot.  I’m referring to the often forgotten concepts of keeping your treatment “balanced” and the ideal position for your client to be in.  Balance Your Treatment Although it isn’t...
All About the Acupuncture Point GB21

All About the Acupuncture Point GB21

An Infamous Point GB21 is a famous point – or should I say “infamous”.  Not just because is it helpful for many neck and shoulder issues, helpful for inducing labour (therefore, contraindicated in pregnancy!) and the milk reflex but also famous for not so...
All About Acupuncture Point L.I.-11

All About Acupuncture Point L.I.-11

Clear Heat from Everywhere! A very popular point, LI11 should be easily remembered as a point that universally clears heat – any type of heat from any pathology.  So, that can be heat from deficiency or excess and from any organ.  This unique property makes LI11...
The “Four Gates”

The “Four Gates”

If you’ve been around an Acupuncture classroom long enough, you’ve likely heard of the famous point combination ofter referred to as “the Four Gates”.   LI-4 and LV-3 A Common Combination It’s very common to combine these two points in Chinese medicine.  A...
The Top 5 Mistakes Acupuncture Students Make

The Top 5 Mistakes Acupuncture Students Make

5 Acupuncture Mistakes to Avoid Every Acupuncture & Naturopathic Student Needs to Know     I’ve been teaching acupuncture point location for 15 years at a Naturopathic college here in Toronto and during this time, I’ve witnessed some common mistakes that...
Helpful Acupuncture Point “Groupings”

Helpful Acupuncture Point “Groupings”

Sometimes, points located on specific areas on the body have generalized point actions.  Here are the top 3 acupuncture point generalizations which will not only help you remember your points faster, you’ll also choose points with more relevance and and have better...