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

Calming the Storms: Point Combinations for Our Stressful Times

During troubled and turbulent times, it is not uncommon for acupuncturists to have patients enter the clinic presenting with issues such as depression and anxiety. In this installment, let's cover two acupuncture points often overlooked when dealing with issues such as emotional disturbance, life stress, anxiety and depression; and discuss some unique ways to use … Continue reading Calming the Storms: Point Combinations for Our Stressful Times

The Most Important Patient Conversation This Holiday Season – Mindful Eating

I have a new article in Acupuncture Today addressing one of the most important topics of the holiday season, mindful eating. While herbal medicine and acupuncture are the tools practitioners use to help assist patients, we must remember it is just as important to discuss mindset with the patient. This is extremely important when discussing … Continue reading The Most Important Patient Conversation This Holiday Season – Mindful Eating

Cold and Flu Season Wellness – Ayurvedic, TCM and Functional Medicine Webinar

I'm excited to announce that I will be offering another webinar with Dr. Christie Smirl from Healthier Vibrations! This course will teach multidisciplinary approaches to navigate the cold and flu season for optimal wellness through Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine. This is an excellent webinar for health care professionals and individuals.  Join the … Continue reading Cold and Flu Season Wellness – Ayurvedic, TCM and Functional Medicine Webinar

Clearing Up the Cortisol Confusion

One of the most common questions I hear in the clinic is the following: "Is cortisol causing all of my health issues?" I get this question at least once a week, with patients connecting cortisol to everything from weight loss and insomnia, to blood-sugar issues, fatigue and depression, to name just a few. CLICK HERE … Continue reading Clearing Up the Cortisol Confusion