Investing in Immunity: Key Formulas

"We may try and do whatever we want with Qi, but if you are not following heaven or the natural order of life within you in some way, you will not succeed in maintaining either your life or your health." — Elisabeth Rochat De La Valee, A Study of Qi One of the most common questions … Continue reading Investing in Immunity: Key Formulas

Digestive Harmony: Point Combinations

“The stomach is the sea of Qi and Blood coming from the liquids and grains. The clouds and Qi which come from this sea circulate everywhere under heaven. Qi and Blood that come from the stomach form the trenches of the meridians." — Ling Shu In my latest article for Acupuncture Today I discuss an … Continue reading Digestive Harmony: Point Combinations

Healing The Mind Webinar

Join Christie Smirl and I for the Healing The Mind webinar using yoga, ayurveda & jyotish as tools for transformation!Learn traditional sciences and modern applications for mental fortification, resiliency and adaptation. Here's what is discussed! Module 1: Healing The Mind through Yogic Psychology~ Cognitive behavioral therapies ~ Source of mental vitiations ~ Yogic therapies, methods … Continue reading Healing The Mind Webinar

In the Heat of the Summer: Herbal Formulas for Managing Heat-Related Conditions

One of the most important concepts in TCM is the influence of the seasons and climate on the health of the patient. Classical texts such as the Shang Han Lun and the Jin Gui Yao Lue discuss in detail the influence of cold and heat on the human body and on the development of patterns … Continue reading In the Heat of the Summer: Herbal Formulas for Managing Heat-Related Conditions

Investing in Health – Point Combinations to Calm the Mind, Boost Qi and Awaken Hope

One of the most important concepts in all systems of medicine, traditional and conventional alike, is that of prevention. Prevention is perhaps the most foundational idea governing traditional Chinese medicine. To quote the Neijing: The sage treats disease not after but before it ever arises, and governs not after but before revolution arises. To administer medicines … Continue reading Investing in Health – Point Combinations to Calm the Mind, Boost Qi and Awaken Hope

Empowerment and Health | Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Jennifer Galardi

It was a pleasure to join Jennifer Galardi on her connECtion! Podcast to discuss how ancient wisdom can help us navigate current events and the amazing tools offered through established health practices. “Any time I feel down or misdirected in life, I will listen to my conversation with Craig. He is a reminder of how … Continue reading Empowerment and Health | Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Jennifer Galardi

Flexible Thinking: A Clinical Case Study Using Herbal Medicine

My latest article for Acupuncture Today presents a Case Study that reveals important ways clinicians can remain true to the fundamental ideas of traditional Chinese medicine while keeping clinical perception flexible. The patient is a 32-year-old female presenting with fatigue and chronic, low-grade headaches. She experienced painful breast pre-menses and jaw pain, and often craved … Continue reading Flexible Thinking: A Clinical Case Study Using Herbal Medicine

Calming the Mind: Three-Point Combinations for Anxiety and Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia are extremely common patient presentations encountered in the clinic – undoubtedly even more so in today's challenging times. Often these patients are also apprehensive or sensitive to needling sensation; or blatantly afraid of acupuncture needles in general.In my new article for Acupuncture Today, I discuss three of my favorite acupoint prescriptions that … Continue reading Calming the Mind: Three-Point Combinations for Anxiety and Insomnia

Looking Inside for Solutions – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Jennifer Galardi (Sneak Preview)

I had a wonderful time speaking with Jennifer Galardi on her new podcast connECtion! We discussed tantra, health, behavior change and many other topics.Here is a sneak preview of our wide ranging conversation: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ztsLrs_xwGY Podcast coming soon!

After the Storm: Herbal Medicine for Post-Viral-Infection Respiratory Symptoms

During the cold and flu season it is not uncommon to hear of clinicians prescribing such patent remedies as Gan Mao Ling, Yin Chiao Jie Du Pian, or Ge Gen Wan for acute presentations of the predictable symptoms of early-stage viral infection. The patient's initial symptoms often may resolve or lessen; so rather than resting adequately, the … Continue reading After the Storm: Herbal Medicine for Post-Viral-Infection Respiratory Symptoms