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Author - Byron Russell LAc

Byron Russell, recently named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the top 3 acupuncturists in the Bay Area, is an acupuncturist licensed to practice in California, as well as being a nationally certified diplomate (1999) in Acupuncture and in Chinese Herbology. A graduate of Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Berkeley California and of the University of Chicago, he is a member of the International Yan Xin Gi Gong Association and of Pacific Shintaido/Shintaido of America, the local chapter of an international martial arts organization which focuses on spiritual development and expression through movement. Byron holds 2nd degree black belt degrees in Karate and Stick Fighting. A former staff acupuncturist with the Immune Enhancement Project in San Francisco, he has had a private practice in San Francisco since 1999. Byron provides workshops on Traditional Chinese Medicine and is regularly featured on TV, radio and in print for his expertise on the topic. He is currently an acupuncturist for the San Francisco Ballet. More information on Byron can be found at: www.byronrussell.com

Herbs for Acetaminophen Overdose

Did you know that Acetaminophen toxicity is the most common cause for Liver Transplant in this country? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever present in many over-the-counter cold and flu medicines. It is broken down, or metabolized, in the body into...

Performance Enhancement Herbs: SAN QI

Herbal medicine is a great supplement to any sports training program. It is simple to take a few extra pills each day, and the results can be amazing. One of the first uses is for pain and bruising. There is a long tradition in martial arts for...

Can Acupunture Help Tennis Elbow?

So, what can acupuncture do for tennis elbow? Reduce pain, relieve inflammation, encourage blood circulation and speed healing. The results are particularly noticeable in a situation like this involving damaged tendons where there is limited blood...

Acupuncture for Fertility

Here is a small summary of the use of acupuncture for fertility issues from Acupuncture.com, October 2009. I was particularly struck by the comment on a study from the British Medical Journal showing nearly twice as many live births for IVF when...