How Acupuncture Helps With Stress and Anxiety

One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at … Read more How Acupuncture Helps With Stress and Anxiety

4 Tips for an energizing, joyful summer with Acupuncture

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer … Read more 4 Tips for an energizing, joyful summer with Acupuncture

Healthy eating and Acupuncture from early to late summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the … Read more Healthy eating and Acupuncture from early to late summer

New research might help explain how acupuncture works

One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works to alleviate chronic pain and other ailments is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea that acupuncture works by affecting the electrical system of the body, the network of currents conducted by our cells. Electricity is vital for … Read more New research might help explain how acupuncture works

How To Take Care of your Heart During Summer

Summer is a time of abundant energy, long sunshine-filled days and warmth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, summer has many different associations that help define it and therefore help us understand how to stay in balance with the season. The element of summer is fire, the color is red, the emotion is joy and the … Read more How To Take Care of your Heart During Summer

Study: How to Prevent Heart Attacks When They are Stress Induced Using Acupuncture

A study published by the National Institutes of Health looked at the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction, or heart attacks, on participants that received acupuncture treatments compared with those who did not. The group of participants that were selected to receive acupuncture went through at least one acupuncture treatment course (six sessions). The results showed … Read more Study: How to Prevent Heart Attacks When They are Stress Induced Using Acupuncture

5 myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now

Acupuncture is part of a medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for nearly 3,000 years. The practice uses hair-thin needles to stimulate acupressure points, specific points on the body that regulate the flow of energy through pathways called meridians. The free and balanced flow of this energy, or Qi, … Read more 5 myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now

How Acupuncture and a Kidney Boosting Cranberry Ginger Smoothie Can Help Kidney function

The kidneys are vital organs that allow our bodies to process waste and turn it into urine and filter our blood of toxins before it gets back to the heart. The kidneys also maintain our overall fluid balance and create hormones that regulate blood pressure, support bone health and produce red blood cells. To support … Read more How Acupuncture and a Kidney Boosting Cranberry Ginger Smoothie Can Help Kidney function

Extraordinary Acupuncture Channels for Serious Conditions

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches … Read more Extraordinary Acupuncture Channels for Serious Conditions