Herbology is the Chinese art of combining medicinal herbs. Herbology is traditionally one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient.

Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Patients Considering Noncardiac Surgery

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have issued a new guideline (last published in 2002) on the perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for patients considering noncardiac surgery. The new algorithm is simpler and gives clinicians more latitude in individualizing decisions, but does not apply to patients who require emergency surgery or who […]

Will it be covered by my insurance?

Acupuncture is one of the CAM therapies that are more commonly covered by insurance. However, you should check with your insurer before you start treatment to see whether acupuncture will be covered for your condition and, if so, to what extent. Some insurance plans require preauthorization for acupuncture.