” I came to see Mark Fields due to my restless leg syndrome since I was about 30 years old. Prior to acupuncture treatments, I tried sleeping pills and other vitamin supplements. With acupuncture treatments, I have gone from having severe(nightly) restless leg syndrome to where I have virtually no... Read more »
“I came to see Mark Fields for the side effects of my chemotherapy. I did not try any other treatments prior to coming for Acupuncture care. My results with Mark Fields’ acupuncture treatments were: less nausea, less fatigue and helped me be less anxious. The acupuncture treatments were not painful... Read more »
” The treatment was very helpful for my neck pain condition, the first good result I got right immediately after my first treatment session. Mr. Mark Fields is very attentive and experienced acupuncturist, he has more than 30 years of experience in Acupuncture which is very important for me. He... Read more »
“I first met Dr. Fields of Accredited Acupuncture back in 1999, I had a herniated disc (L5 S1) and torn para spinals. Dr. Fields got me pain free & able to move (before visiting, I couldn’t bend to start a shower). Needless to say, I was overjoyed with the results.... Read more »
Patient’s Name: Linda, age 74
1) What were your complaint(s)?
Knee pain due to a Backers Cyst
2) How long did you have these complaints when you began acupuncture treatment?
3) What kind of treatment had you tried prior to coming for acupuncture care?... Read more »
” After I awakened in the morning, my esophagus would not let me swallow. I cancelled breakfast plans and instead came in to see Mark Fields for acupuncture treatment. The therapy lasted roughly 30 minutes. Immediately after treatment, the esophagus functioned normally! I ate breakfast at a nearby restaurant. Acupuncture... Read more »
“My name is Flora, I am 68 years old and in April of 2016 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. I was not a candidate for the surgery because they found a spot on my liver. So I started Chemo every 2 weeks and am still doing chemo. Of... Read more »
” I am very grateful to Mark Fields for his help in treating my fibromyalgia. Honestly, I had very limited hope when I arrived in Mark’s office and met him and Terri for the first time. However, after only a few sessions, I began seeing improvement and after about 5... Read more »
” My mother had knee pain, wasn’t able to walk for three weeks and was recommended to have surgery by her primary care physician. My friend highly recommended Dr. Fields to my mother; after her first treatment she was able to bend her knee and gain mobility. After her 4th... Read more »
” I’m a hairstylist over 10 years. My complaints are pain in back, shoulders, neck and carpal tunnel along with plantar fasciitis. I have been suffering with severe pain. One day my client, recommend me to go Dr. Mark Fields. He’s a wonderful, kind, sincere and skillfull acupuncturist. He care and listen... Read more »
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Almost everybody knows there are two very unique ways of treating disease and maintaining health. But not everybody knows how these two methodologies differ from one another. And depending on where you live in the world, there may be one that is more prominent than the other. Both systems have their pros and cons. So let’s differentiate between the two. This is the battle between Eastern and Western medicine. Let’s get ready to rumble! continue reading
Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.
Even though germs, bacteria, and viruses are everywhere—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink—according to Chinese medical theory, they do not cause disease. Illness occurs when our Wei Qi and our meridian organ systems are weak and out of balance. When this occurs it creates a hospitable for germs, bacteria, and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold, the flu, or worse. continue reading
Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part. This area of the hand is often described as “valley like” hence the name converging valley. continue reading
Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.
Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections. continue reading
Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So where does acupuncture fit into this picture? continue reading
We often say in Traditional Chinese Medicine that the liver is the system most easily susceptible to stress. Stress knots the Qi (energy) and makes its flow stagnate – this happens most quickly in the liver energy system. The liver, in TCM, is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. This means that if Qi flow is impaired (ie, by stress), the liver system will suffer. Likewise, if the liver energy system is weak or stagnant (from lifestyle choices, diet, trauma, emotional stress, illness or genetic factors), Qi flow throughout the body may be impaired. continue reading
For most people, the change of seasons from winter to spring is something to look forward to. But it also means a time when people tend to get sick or seasonal allergies start to flare up. This can make things miserable for a lot of people. As the weather fluctuates between freezing cold and warmer, sunnier days, it also wreaks havoc on our immune system and our sleep. Frequently, our bodies can’t keep up with the constant changes and we get physically run down. But there are some things everybody can do to help during the time of transition from one season to the next. continue reading
In Chinese medical theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature is what is included in Five Element theory. Food has a relationship to both the natural elements as well as the organs in the body and balances the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood to healthy, generating cycles. continue reading
A study conducted by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has determined that the use of moxibustion at specific days during a woman’s menstrual cycle can decrease pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a big problem for many women. This study used moxibustion, an accessory modality of TCM, to treat the pain associated with menstruation. The study and its systematic review showed moxibustion treatments were more effective at relieving pain only when the moxibustion began prior to the onset of actual menstruation. This is also the theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine, that it should be used as preventive care. The efficacy of using moxibustion during the premenstrual time period holds great promise for those who are debilitated by dysmenorrhea. continue reading
Healthy blood circulation is a vital component of life for human beings. Without proper blood flow, life would cease to exist. Blood isn’t the only thing that’s important, it’s what the blood is carrying that makes circulation so important. Blood carries fresh oxygen, hormones and nutrients that we absorb from our food. Without these components, the organs and tissues of the body become depleted, weakened and eventually stop functioning. Any blockages in the veins and arteries can deprive the brain and the rest of the body from the needed oxygen, which can then lead to a plethora of other medical issues. continue reading