The day I landed in Shanghai was the first day of the Year of the Ox. It was 1997, I was 20, and I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. We were staying at dorms at East China Normal University and the whole campus had poured out onto the back streets. Everywhere I turned someone was lighting off fireworks, banging a loud drum, drinking a large bottle of Becks (the only choices in the whole country were Becks, Tsingtao and Tiger) and eating up a storm. Groups of people tucked into a dragon costume were wandering down the streets. Unlike in the west, this New Year celebration lasted for 2 weeks! Families came together, often bringing oranges for luck, and shared long noodles and the kids got little red envelopes filled with money.Read More
The Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia promotes a holistic health approach for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Through our blog, we hope to share information that covers topics like acupuncture, acupuncture for chiropractic, fitness, yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, Chinese herbs, Oriental Medicine and tips and tricks for maintaining your health from our talented practitioners and instructors.
Increasing Success Rates for our Patients Through Cutting Edge Research
One year after I began practicing acupuncture, a patient wanted help trying to conceive. She
was about to go through IVF and brought me a recent study showing acupuncture treatments
both before and after embryo transfer significantly increased the success rates of live birth – in
other words, taking home a healthy baby, not just achieving pregnancy.
Join Steve and Yoga Instructor Gwen Soffer from Enso Yoga for a unique Yoga and Acupuncture class on November 17th from 6-8pm. All proceeds go to Nationalities Service Center.Read More