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When western medicine couldn’t help me, I turned to eastern medicine. I found Gina because she was in walking distance to my work, and immediately felt comfortable with her because she was a Hopkins nurse for many years before. She fit me into her schedule and now I’m a regular... Read more »
As a healthcare professional myself I feel that I am a fairly good judge of practitioner abilities. I look for the very best standard of care, physical and emotional improvements, and a personal connection.I consider myself very fortunate that I found Gina. She is an awesome diagnostician and knows just... Read more »
” I was probably one of the most skeptical patients a practitioner could have. And now after several years of seeing Gina Edness on a regular basis, I am a true believer in the power of acupuncture. It still seems like a miracle to me, but it’s real and it... Read more »
“My doctor, from personal and patient experience, recommended and prescribed acupuncture to me almost three years ago to help manage an acute back injury and chronic back and hip pain. After a short search I was fortunate enough to find Gina who, right from the beginning, worked closely and unwaveringly... Read more »
“There are many Chinese Medicine practitioners of acupuncture, however, Gina is by far the best I have ever encountered. Her warmth, empathy and professionalism have helped me through a number of health issues. She has always been there for me giving 100%.”
D.N. Pikesville, MD
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Traditional Chinese Medicine
More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers” or medication that helps the body increase its sensitivity and therefore ability to process insulin, keeping the blood sugar from getting too low. Unfortunately, this medication often causes side effects, including weight gain and anemia. continue reading
“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising, and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding mental attitudes too.”
– HH the Dalai Lama, 1963
It can be easy to forget how much our mental state can affect our physical well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, that connection is evident in the treatment strategies, but it is also true that when we are feeling bad, we don’t always think to look at our minds. It works both ways. continue reading
As we enter a new year, it is natural to want to look back on the last one. As humans, we have the gift and the hurdle of marking time, so it can feel helpful to recall memories we want to hold on to or look for lessons we can take with us.
To that end, here are three categories in which research into the type, application and efficacy of acupuncture saw significant advancements in 2020, findings that will certainly help guide us as we move forward. In a year that saw so much focus on our health, these findings offer some good news in the fields of pain management without opioids, migraine headaches, and insight into why it is that acupuncture is effective as an anti-inflammatory. continue reading
It’s that time of year again: the time when many of us engage in the practice of setting a new year’s resolution.
It seems, though, that hand-in-hand with new year’s resolutions is the prediction of inevitable failure. That as soon as you pick a resolution, you won’t actually make it through the whole year sticking with the new behavior, or that by the third week of January the resolution will be out of sight, out of mind. So, I wanted to offer some tips on how to join in the tradition in a way that might foster more success, by incorporating some wisdom from traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health is achieved by living in balance with nature and the seasons. Winter, the season of the Water Element, is the season for slowing down, reflecting, and conserving our resources. We all feel this tendency, but we don’t always listen to our bodies. In Western culture, being active is rewarded and expected. We feel compelled to keep up the hectic pace that is typical in our daily lives.
This season is associated with the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands and the time of year when these organs are most active, accessible, and even vulnerable. They are more receptive to being restored, nurtured, and energized. At the same time, it is also when they can become easily depleted. continue reading