Community Acupuncture

Blood Building Soup

We’re always told to eat more greens. Dark and leafy, they are good for us: Eat more! Doing so for some recalls barely palatable memories of mushy spinach. Others balk at the idea of eating greens because they’re unsure of how to prepare them. Knowing how to cook these super nourishing veggies means the difference between actually eating them and wallowing in self-recrimination.

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To vaccinate or not?

Good medicine today uses all knowledge traditions as appropriate for the predisposition of the individual, respecting both the unique contexts and historical frameworks of the medicine, and the cultural predispositions of individuals. We are fortunate to live in a country which recognizes and upholds the value of such diversity and openness in today’s health care.

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Acupuncture and Disaster Relief – Hurricane Katrina Journal

(First published on Feb. 27, 2007 – we continue to transfer blogs from our old server to our new server – enjoy our CommuniChi history!) Although Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood of 2005 in New Orleans has long since dropped off the front pages of the media, the after effects of this disaster continue

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A Brief History of Community Acupuncture in America

Community Acupuncture began in China. Although the practice of acupuncture itself may be anywhere between three to five thousand years old, it’s unclear exactly when CA began.  CA in America probably existed in some form in immigrant communities over the past 100 years or so. But it was not until 1970 and the establishment of

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Chinese Medicine Demystified – or How Acupuncture can Change the World

If you open a current textbook on anatomy and physiology, you are unlikely to find any reference to “subtle energy”. The prevailing notion in western science continues to view the body as composed of discrete atoms and grosser parts which comprise systems inside of a glorified machine. This is beginning to change, fortunately. The Chinese

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Finding stability amidst radical change

We live in an era of radical change. The daily challenges we face to remain healthy in these turbulent times are intense. Communichi’s vision is to facilitate health through acupuncture, so that together we can remain balanced and strong, and thus empowered to do the work of building a better world….so that nobody is without

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