You might think breathing is second nature, right? You’re doing it right now as you are reading this. But did you know that there are different kinds of breathing and that what is called deep breathing can have important health benefits? Read on to learn just three of the most important reasons you should add deep breathing to your daily routine.continue reading »
Different weight loss drugs and diets are always coming into and out of fashion as different celebrities endorse different programs and plans. If you are looking for a long-term, drug-free solution, acupuncture just might be the perfect fit for you. continue reading »
Meditation has a reputation for several health benefits but here are the top eight reasons establishing a regular meditation routine can improve your overall health and wellbeing. But first, what is meditation? It is defined as the regular process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.continue reading »
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy. The NIH also notes that it is particularly common among those suffering from diabetes. So, what is peripheral neuropathy and can acupuncture help to relieve its symptoms?continue reading »
According to the National Institutes of Health, research has demonstrated that acupuncture could be helpful for a variety of pain conditions including back pain, knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, and postoperative pain. There is also evidence to suggest that it helps relieve joint pain “associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors.”continue reading »
People seeking treatment for addiction typically have a complex road to recovery. Everyone’s story is different, and people have different needs and respond to treatment in their own time and in their own way. What many people might not be familiar with are the supplemental therapies that can be used to help promote healing and recovery. One of those supplemental therapies is the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) acupuncture protocol.continue reading »
Just like every patient is unique with specific needs and expectations, every practitioner is also unique with specific needs and expectations. If acupuncture is a new experience for you, you might be wondering what to expect. While not every practice is the same, there are a few general principles that will guide your first appointment. continue reading »
If you or a family member suffer from asthma, you might be looking for another alternative to the typical treatment options. With little to know side effects, acupuncture and acupressure just might be what you have been looking for. There are actually six common acupressure points that can help you manage your asthma symptoms. continue reading »
Staying active as a teenager and young adult is never an issue, but as we age, it can be a challenge to keep moving, especially if you suffer from a health condition or injury. However, it’s important to keep yourself moving as it can lead to a host of physical and mental health benefits. Follow these three tips to stay active no matter what your age or fitness level.continue reading »
There are countless articles and research papers on the benefits of acupuncture, but did you know that it can also be used to combat the signs of aging? A natural alternative to surgery or Botox, facial acupuncture is merely an extension of traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine philosophy.
Unlike an injection of Botox or some other filler, facial acupuncture addresses not just the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles but it also helps to restore your skin’s overall health. Now, you might be worried about acupuncture needles placed in your face, but acupuncture is safe and effective and is recognized by the World Health Organization and there are established guidelines for practice just like any other health profession. Practitioners are also licensed by their state’s department of health so you can be confident that you are in good hands. continue reading »
Tai Chi has been a long time on-and-off source of exercise for me over the last twenty years. As I approached my early seventies and faced my osteoporosis issues along with several fractures resulting from trip-and-fall events, I started taking it more seriously. Among several medically integrative strategies to deal with my condition, I sought out Dr. Che’s help with acupuncture for my general well being and energy balancing. She also added TaiChi to my healing home practice regimen. More
I was infected with COVID-19 and diagnosed in mid-March, 2020. After two weeks of hard struggle [in quarantine], I finally passed the dangerous period. However, both lungs had been infected and it felt rather hard to recover. Every day I was very weak, often with chest tightness and difficult breathing; my back was especially painful. In the meantime, my friend recommended me to use Dr. Che’s Eight Acupoint prescription. I do not know anything about traditional Chinese medicine, and I
I had shoulder pain that wouldn’t go away. The third needle into my first session my sinses cleared up. I have had a lifetime issue with my breathing. I am now able to breathe through my nose and actually get a good breathe of air. The other positives is that during the session energy runs through my entire body and when I am finished my body feels lighter, stronger, cleaner and more balanced.
I have a voice again! While I still sounds a bit like Kermit, the fact that I can talk above a whisper is awesome. I’m also enjoying being able to actually eat without crying for the first time in 3 days. Thank you for the acupuncture treatment today! Thank you to PBN member Dr. Xia Che who managed to fit me into her busy schedule today and provide some relief from my tonsillitis! Such compassion and knowledge! I... Read more »
This is amy first time approaching traditional Chinese whole body healing to health. And my goodness for the first One visit it was a cheerful and exciting experience that affected my whole body. I felt no similar pain to the folowing problems that I had before the threatment began (neck and back pain o-wee, chest pain tight, and weight gain. Well, I can promise you this that 2 out of 3 are on its way out of my body for good.
I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder I had constant severe pain with any movement of my left arm. I was not able to sleep due to pain. I don’t tolerate pain medication due to nausea and frankly they make me feel worse. I had physical therapy, a cortisone injection with no relief. On my first visit with Dr. Che and her assistant practitioner here in Torrance I had pain relief. After my first visit I was able to sleep and
My daughter who is 12 years old and has been suffering from chronic pain from swelling of the joints for 10 years. She has had many anti-inflamatories from western medicine doctors. It help with the swelling but then my daughter would have the fatigue and not feeling well from the Remicade infusions and the Methletrixate shots. I would try and find non invasive treatments to help with the side effects. My daughter, said she didn’t want to do the medications
In ONE visit with Dr. Che, the neck pain was completely Prior to starting my acupuncture treatment with Dr. Che, I had chronic neck pain that 2 chiropractors, spine specialists, physical therapists and massage for over 10 years with no significant relief. eliminated. Even after taking a 2 week break shortly after starting treatment, my neck pain has not returned.
I also have developed a significant pain around the psoas/Quadratus lumborum region that no one has been able to “fix”
I am a person who suffers from extreme IBS and nausea, when i first started working with Dr. Che i was hardly able to eat, my stomach was hurting 24/7, everything i ate (100% of food) made me sick, even just the smell. my quality of life was at a all time low. on our first meeting she sat me down and explained to me why i was having these problems, and what we were going to do to treat