Ayurveda and Cancer

During my internship at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, I had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Anand Dhruva. Dr. Anand Dhruva is a MD and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Dhruva is on the Hematology-Oncology faculty at UCSF, and is also a graduate of the distant-learning Fellowship […]

Introduction to Acupuncture – Part 2

The term acupuncture is derived from the Latin word ‘acus’ means a needle and the word ‘puncture’ means to puncture (Ehling, 2001). And it is through these acupuncture points that access can be gained to the internal circulation of Qi and blood in the body (Beinfield, 1991). In TCM, the needle used in acupuncture is […]

Introduction to Acupuncture – Part 1

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. Although the first recorded history of TCM dates back over 2,000 years, it is believed that the origins of TCM go back more than 5,000 years (Micozzi, 2011). Chinese medicine was arrived at observing the patterns in the natural world.  It suggests that since […]

Exploring Qigong

Marilyn Ferguson once beautifully said, “Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.” Our souls are much older than our bodies and with several reincarnations; our soul has accumulated positive as well as negative experiences, according to the Karmic Law of […]