Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart. When the seasons change so do the organs we should focus on in the body. You should focus on the heart during summer. Feed the heart heart-nourishing foods and make sure to remain active so the heart receives positive energy. continue reading »

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Acupuncture and Anxiety

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Everyone has struggled with anxiety at some point in their life. Some anxiousness is a natural part of the human condition, but extreme anxiety can seriously affect your health and ability to function on day to day life. The National Institute of Mental Health states that about 20% of Americans are affected by anxiety disorders, which totals to 42 billion dollars a year in treatment costs. While therapy and medication are useful anxiety treatments, many people are deterred by the high costs and long treatment times. And with acupuncture’s massive rise in popularity many people have begun to view this as a more compelling and cost effective option.

The World Health Organization and many established medical science journals have declared acupuncture to be an effective way to treat a myriad of health problems. Although Acupuncture is sometimes approached with skepticism by those more familiar with Western medical procedures, its popularity and longevity over thousands of years is a testament to its massive success with treating illness. “Qi” is the life force that flows throughout your body, and acupuncture helps resolve energy imbalances that are detrimental to your health. Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Daniel Hsu, explains that by placing needles in specific acupuncture points throughout the body the nervous system can be forced to release certain chemicals in the brain that control emotion, including anxiety. With growing popularity and evidence, even the US Air Force had begun practicing “Battlefield Acupuncture” in the Middle East in combination with more conventional Western medicine. Acupuncture is used worldwide and has become an established and respected form of medical treatment.
You can reduce your stress in a stress-free way with acupuncture. Acupuncture puts your body back in control and provides an overall improved sense of well-being. Even if you’re already receiving treatment for anxiety, acupuncture is a risk free way to help speed recovery and treat your anxiety in a tried and true method.

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for IBSIrritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. continue reading »

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Cupping AcupunctureMost people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading »

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Seven Ways Acupuncture Can Help Mothers

One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift of acupuncture, here are seven reasons why.

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