Walking around Tokyo takes its toll

Walking around Tokyo

Walking around Tokyo takes its toll. Recently I have noticed a lot of people with ankle and knee problems also complaining about posture and bone spurs on the bottom of their feet. I often notice that these patients are not equally spreading the weight between the bones in their feet when they stand and walk. […]

Relaxation and the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Many of my patients talk about how much they want to have a baby. They are diligent patients and wait hours in lobbies to see their western fertility specialist, micromanage their lifestyle and constantly rearranging their schedules around their treatment protocols. In all that hustle and bustle it is hard to take a moment to […]

Receiving fertility treatment in Japan

Feritlity treatment in Japan

Receiving fertility treatment in Japan can be a daunting experience. Many of my patients tell me stories of discern and discomfort concerning invasive treatment and testing methods. For many foreigners, the frustrations that come from fertility treatment and restricted discussions times with the doctors and hospital staff is compounded by the sometimes insurmountable barrier of language. To […]

Acupressure for Headaches & Migraines relief in Japan

Acupressure for headaches and migraines relief in Japan

Everything happens for a reason I was born into family with a long history of bad health. Most of my extended family has either passed because of diabetes complications or cancer and my immediate family is no better. My mom had a heart attack a few years ago, my sister was born with congestive heart failure, […]

Belly Button Acupuncture: Gate to life’s energy

Have you ever wondered why your acupuncturist is constantly trying to warm up your belly button? It’s because your belly button is the exact place of a very important acupuncture point. In the west we refer to this point as CV 8 and in Japanese it’s called shinketsu 神闕. Why the difference in naming for belly button acupuncture? […]

Child constipation and diarrhea

constipation in children

All mothers are at sometime faced with the impact of child constipation and diarrhea.  I recently held a seminar called The Poop Project. Great name huh? In short, I got together with a few moms in my neighborhood and broke down a child’s digestive system in both western and eastern medicine. I explained how to prevent loss of appetite, constipation and […]