How Acupuncture Can Help With Motivation

Everyone experiences times where they have no motivation. Lack of motivation can be caused by many things: the weather, depression, nutritional deficiencies,rejection and even not exercising. For many, this seems contradictory. If I have no motivation, how am I supposed to go exercise? Well, it all comes down to choices and doing what is best … Read moreHow Acupuncture Can Help With Motivation

How Acupuncture Can Help Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people all throughout the world. Most commonly experienced during fall and winter months, the symptoms of SAD include depression, hypersomnia, lethargy, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts and decreased social interaction. Higher levels of anxiety are experienced at the end of the summer … Read moreHow Acupuncture Can Help Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Acupuncture Points for Treating Stress

The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. Stress is defined as a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress actually does have a function in our bodies, it’s the body’s way of signaling for … Read moreAcupuncture Points for Treating Stress

Acupuncture Treatments for Dementia

Dementia is defined as a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by either brain injury or brain disease. Dementia is marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning.  Dementia is not a specific disease though. Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms characterized by a decline in mental … Read moreAcupuncture Treatments for Dementia

How Acupuncture Can Help Treat Chronic Depression

A study published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of depression. For the study, rats were exposed to three weeks of chronic unpredictable mild stress, which put them into a state of depression. Once depression had set in, the rats were then treated using two acupuncture … Read moreHow Acupuncture Can Help Treat Chronic Depression

How Acupuncture Helps Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety etc.

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.   In Chinese medicine, … Read moreHow Acupuncture Helps Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety etc.

Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders cover a wide swath of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of stuff in between fall under the category of neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurological disease or disorder. And depending … Read moreAcupuncture for Neurological Disorders

Acupuncture and Pain Management

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined how acupuncture can be used to treat low back pain. The researchers looked at multiple trials to determine that acupuncture shows great promise in relieving chronic low back pain. The trials were inconclusive about acupuncture for acute low back pain. Since chronic low back pain … Read moreAcupuncture and Pain Management

Acupuncture for Stroke Recovery

Strokes are quite common. In fact, strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke results from an acute lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain. Because brain cells are very dependent on oxygen, a few minutes without proper blood … Read moreAcupuncture for Stroke Recovery