Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac.

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What is Acupuncture Therapy?

Acupuncture Therapy, is a procedure that places tiny needles into proper acupoints along the meridians, helps regulate the body’s energy flow, which alleviates energy blockages and allows the body to regain a state of balance, physical, emotional and spiritual. Modern scientific research has proven that these needles, placed in the body, will stimulate the nervous […]

What is Chinese Medicine?

Oriental Medicine includes the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and other techniques. Modern professional acupuncture, rooted in Chinese medical practice, dates back some 3000 years. Based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, the human body is not merely a combination of mechanical and chemical parts, but an energetic, integrated system whose health depends on keeping […]

Best Books About Chinese Medicine

There are many books written about Chinese Medicine. On the top of my list I have the most comprehensive and easy to read books. As the list goes on, the reading matterials require a more in-depth understanding. The Web That Has No Weaver, Understanding Chinese Medicine, Ted J. Kaptchuk O.M.D. The Theoretical Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Systems of Correspondence, […]

Transcendental Meditation Practice Leads To Decrease In Medical Costs

According to a study published this week in the September/October 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion (Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 56-60), people with consistently high health care costs experienced a 28 percent cumulative decrease in physician fees after an average of five years practicing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique compared with […]

Is Acupuncture combined with Western medicine?

CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) is combined with Western medicine  Oriental medicine in the United States has strong ties with western healing systems.  It is not a substitute for western medicine.  They are both complementary systems.  Generally speaking, western medicine is best for acute illnesses and for diagnostic procedures.  Chronic illnesses often respond better to Oriental medicine.   […]