acupuncture6The common endocrine disorders of today generally involve the adrenals and the thyroid gland.  With our fast paced, high stress lifestyle we generally do a number on the adrenals, driving them to produce excess cortisol in response to caffeine, sugar, and stress to name a few.  As with any organic system in nature, you can only push so hard until it creates a decline in function. 

In Chinese Medicine, we place importance on the kidney’s energy.  We say that the kidneys represent a storehouse of qi in the body, the root of all yin and yang energies.  The kidneys are said to be the place in the body where the “prenatal essence” is stored.  Meaning, that which is given to you from your parents.  In other words, we are saying that a person’s inherent constitution is connected to the kidneys. 

I believe that there is a close connection between what the ancient Chinese saw in relation to the kidneys and what we know today as being adrenal function.  The adrenals are considered to be the foundation of metabolic energy in the body.  They secrete a fuel that drives countless metabolic pathways and without this fuel one will feel lethargic, sleep poorly, gain weight, etc.

About Coleman McMurphy

certificateColeman McMurphy, owner of the Morningside Clinic, is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners as an acupuncturist and has obtained the highest certification possible, Master of Oriental Medicine. He received his masters from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin. Read More

Two forms of acupuncture

needlesWe practice classical forms of acupuncture at the clinic. The two systems of acupuncture that I draw from are Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Master Tung’s Acupuncture. They are both powerful systems of healing that can achieve remarkable results in only a few treatments. Read More

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We are located in the M Streets area of Lower Greenville in Dallas.

Wednesday: 10:00-7:00
Thursday: 8:00-8:00
Friday: 8:00-6:30

We serve patients from across Dallas, including Highland Park, University Park, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell, Carrollton, Irving, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Plano, Allen, Richardson, Wylie, Lucas, Murphy, Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett, Rockwall and more.