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James Rohr, AP

James Rohr, AP is an acupuncture physician in Miami Beach, Florida. He is the owner and founder of Rohr Acupuncture and is board-certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology.

His specialties include the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs for the treatment of pain, women’s health, and stress-related diseases such as fatigue, insomnia, and irritable bowel.


Throughout my career as an acupuncturist, I have been privileged to work with dynamic, successful, and very stressed people. They often point out that their stress is as exciting as it is damaging; therefore their goal is to feel better without changing their schedules. The good news is curtailing the damage of stress does not necessarily mean we have to change the actual activities we are doing; rather, we have to change the way we perceive them.

To understand how western...

In my crusade against the idea of “chronic” illness, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the institution of a diagnosis. As anyone who has ever been diagnosed with a chronic illness remembers, the day we received that diagnosis created indelible memories. In the instant the words were heard, the trajectory of our lives changed. We refocused our entire mental and emotional outlook. Amazingly, for most of us this reorientation does not happen at the onset of symptoms. Rather, it...

As we head into 2011, this is the perfect time to check in with our purpose for living. Particularly if a goal for the New Year is to feel better than ever; we must spend time contemplating our purpose. According to an energetic interpretation of Chinese medicine, a lack of purpose often leads to internal chaos, deficiency, and stagnation. And when we are weak or stagnant, illness happens.