Archive for December 2012

Introduction to Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The exact origin of TCM and acupuncture is not known, but it originated more than two or three thousand years ago.  The theoretical basis of TCM is that there is a life-force, call Qi, that resides and circulates within one’s body, and illnesses are due […]

From the Eyes of Grandma

My first impression of my maternal grandma was a small, frail lady who was very quiet, but with pensive, penetrating eyes.  I first met her when I was almost seven years old and she was 71.  She lived to 100 years old, but I never interacted much with her, and never really knew her or […]