Author Archives: Joseph Oppedisano, L.Ac.

About Joseph Oppedisano, L.Ac.

Joe has earned his Masters of Acupuncture from an accredited college of Oriental Medicine and passed all national licensing exams to become a licensed acupuncturist in the State of New York.

Olympic Athletes Are Using Cupping Therapy

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7 Tips for Avoiding ‘Summer Heat’

Getting sick during the summer can have a major impact on our “fun in the sun.” But just like with flu and cold season in the winter, the summer also carries with it the potential for illness. Within Chinese Medicine, … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

While most Westerners celebrated the New Year on January 1 according to the Gregorian Calendar, the Chinese New Year will actually occur on Monday, February 8, 2016 following the lunar calendar. Unlike the Western view of the New Year, which … Continue reading

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Open House for Paradigm Acupuncture

I’m very excited to announce that Paradigm Acupuncture is having an Open House to celebrate my new practice in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to the public. Stop by for delicious refreshments, prizes, giveaways, acupuncture demonstrations, … Continue reading

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Location, location, location!

Chinese Medicine has always been aware of how the environment can affect health. There are chapters in several classic texts on how individuals can adjust their lifestyles during each of the four seasons in order to stay healthy and avoid … Continue reading

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IT Band Syndrome and You!

IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common injuries for runners, accounting for an estimated 8-10% of all running related injuries. However, ITBS is not limited only to runners, but can affect those engaged in other activities such … Continue reading

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What Do We Mean By ‘Holistic’ Medicine?

As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine we often talk about how our medicine is a holistic approach to health and wellness. But what exactly do we mean by that? In my experience, I think there are two primary ways our … Continue reading

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 2

I’d like to continue my previous discussion of insomnia by outlining how Western and Asian Medicine categorize sleep disorders.  In my next post, I’ll present some general information, from an Asian Medicine approach, about how insomnia is diagnosed and treated … Continue reading

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1

Insomnia is a common problem suffered by millions of people that can have significant ramifications for health.  Because of this I’ll be writing a series of discussions about insomnia, its many possible causes and options for relief.  In future posts, … Continue reading

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News That’s Easy to Stomach!

As an acupuncturist, I have noticed that a number of the patients I treat complain primarily or secondarily of gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort or disorders.  In fact, GI complaints are extremely common conditions for all healthcare providers and may have connections in … Continue reading

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