Friday, December 4, 2015

Two Blogs: One for Professionals, One for Patients

Starting in the Fall of 2015 I committed myself to regular blog posting. I had two primary things in mind for this. First, I wanted to provide educational information for my patients and the public. Second, I wanted to provide educational material for practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially those interested in working more with sports injuries and orthopedic conditions.

For the first goal, I wanted to provide information that would help educate the public, primarily related to my area of expertise which is sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. And, I wanted to give some insight into how acupuncture, manual therapy, herbal medicine and other things practiced as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine can help prevent, improve and manage these conditions.

For the second goal, that of writing for professionals, my plan was to take material from lectures I have given in Manhattan and San Diego with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program run by AcuSport. This material is on the sinew channels, secondary channels in the meridian system described in Chinese medicine, and is derived from work I have been doing first as a Structural Integration practitioner and then as an Acupuncture Physician. The blog posts are the first step in a process that will lead to a book. The steps for me include producing lecture notes, writing blog posts, refining much of this information for published articles, and then further refining this for a published book.

Since these two goals are somewhat hard to synchronize in a blog, I have made the decision to have two separate blogs. One will be for patients and the public. This will be found at idealbalanceacupuncture.blogspot.com. The second will be for professionals and will explore the sinew channels in much more anatomical detail. This will be found at drbrianlau.blogspot.com. These two blogs will be linked so that those interested in both can move back and forth between them.

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