Acupuncture: An Introduction

Acupuncture: An Introduction

Chances are you’ve heard of acupuncture therapy, but how much do you actually know about what is involved? How about how effective it is? Are there any safety concerns? Don’t worry, we are here to answer all your questions, and provide you an introductory overview of the amazing world of acupuncture! What is acupuncture? Acupuncture ... Read More
 
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

  Originating in China, Chinese Medicine, or more commonly known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient practice and belief that parts of the human body are interrelated and connected to the environment around them. One of the main aspects of TCM practitioners that sets them apart from modern day medicine practitioners, is that ... Read More
 
10 Benefits of Chinese Medicine

10 Benefits of Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for centuries to treat different ailments naturally. Chinese medicine has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions, focusing on the root cause, to heal and not just treat symptoms. At Seasons in Our Life, Dr. Durana has years of experience in Chinese medicine Bethesda MD to help ... Read More
 
What does Chinese Medicine Include?

What does Chinese Medicine Include?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a set of ancient Chinese medical practices, which got its foundation from Taoist beliefs that were established over 4,000 years ago.  Those that practiced TCM were focused on the interrelated processes of the human body, operating under the conviction that all illnesses are manifestations of underlying imbalances and disharmonies in ... Read More
 
The Wonderful Art of Acupuncture

The Wonderful Art of Acupuncture

There was a time when acupuncture was something that very few people had any knowledge of and most had little desire to learn more about the seemingly mysterious service. Now acupuncture has moved into mainstream medicine, and its benefits have become a topic of regular conversation.  There have been numerous studies undertaken to validate the ... Read More
 

Acupuncture Effective for Back Pain

Americans spend a great deal of money dealing with back pain. It has been estimated that over $37 billion is spent annually for the care of back pain along with another $19.8 billion incurred from losses in production and work hours. A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (May, 2009) looked at ... Read More
 

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Menopause

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Menopause is a natural transitional period in a woman’s life. As the body tries to adjust to decreasing amounts of estrogen, symptoms arise. Varying from mild to severe, these may include hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, mood swings, vaginal dryness, ... Read More
 

Boosting Fitness and Improving Sports Performance

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Washington D.C., Reston, Virginia, and in Bethesda, Maryland. When Kobe Bryant tweets a picture of acupuncture needles in his leg, you know it’s time to consider how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help improve your sports performance. All athletes and coaches are involved in an ongoing search for ... Read More
 

Acupuncture: Repetitive stress injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome)

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are responsible for the highest number of days lost in work related injuries. Carpal tunnel injuries account for over two-million visits to physician’s offices; it is estimated that there are about ... Read More