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

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What is Medical Qigong?

Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of “breathing”exercises and mental control of “vital energy”. It is a method by which the practitioner gets physical and mental self-exercise through manifestation of personal initiatives. To achieve this aim, the practitioner must associate his mind, postures, breathing and acts on the whole body. On one hand, it actively […]

What is Moxibustion Therapy?

Moxibustion Therapy A method of applying therapeutic heat produced by ignited moxa wool or roll over the well defined skin surfaces. The moxa is made by an herb called “Artemisia Bulgaris”. Moxibustion has the function of removing obstruction from the channel and regulating the Qi and blood. It regulates the function of the endocrine and […]

What Conditions are Treated with Acupuncture?

Commonly treated conditions: Based on clinical experience, the World Health Organization advises that over 300 types of illness lend themselves to acupuncture treatment. A partial list includes: Gastrointestinal Disorders Food allergies, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, peptic ulcer, gastritis, colitis, irritable bowel. Urogenital disorders Urinary tract infections, incontinence, prostatitis, sexual dysfunction, infertility. Gynecological Problems PMS, menstrual […]

How Old is Acupuncture?

Ancient but Still Alive The Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor is the Source of all Chinese Medical Theory. Complied by unknown authors between 300 and 100 B.C., it is the oldest of the Chinese medical texts. Acupuncture was introduced to Korea and Japan during the period 420-589 A.D. The first book about acupuncture, translated […]

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Will it hurt? An acupuncture needle is very fine, with a tapered point that parts the skin rather than cutting the tissue. There are usually some sensations of energy movement, but not pain. Most people fall asleep when left with the needles, and wake refreshed and relaxed. The duration of the treatment is 30 min. […]