Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that incorporates numerous methods for treating disease and illness. One of the tools found in the toolbox of the Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner is known as moxibustion.
This technique involves the burning of mugwort, known as “moxa”, which is an herb that facilitates healing. The purpose of Moxibustion is to stimulate the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), strengthen the blood and maintain general health. Qi is translated as life energy. continue reading »
What is Moxibustion and How Can it Help was last modified: September 29th, 2020 by admin
If you feel like you’re battling frequent colds, a cough that won’t quit, or just seem to be tired all the time, it may benefit you to find time for a daily walk or simple exercise routine. Doing this a few times per week can have many health benefits and help build your Immune System.
Viruses such as COVID-19 take hold in our bodies when our Immune Systems are at their weakest points. Below are a few ways to help increase your Immune function so your body can function as it’s meant to and stay balanced! continue reading »
Balance Your Body – Stave off COVID-19 was last modified: September 29th, 2020 by admin
2020 has proven to be a year of trials and growth for all of us. With a new school year just around the corner, it’s important to have an open dialogue with our children about what to expect, how to stay safe and how they can express themselves even with certain restrictions. continue reading »
4 Ways To Support Your Kids: Back-To-School & COVID was last modified: August 31st, 2020 by admin
As we learn to navigate this new world where an ever looming virus is present, it’s important to learn which ways we can help ourselves and loved ones,get through a time of illness.. Below are Herbal remedies and Acupressure points for self-care to help aid with symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing, shortness of breath and fevers. continue reading »
Herbs & Acupressure Points for Coronavirus was last modified: August 31st, 2020 by admin
I am confident that you’ve heard of Acupuncture, but do you know where it comes from?
The study and practice of Acupuncture and Acupressure have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years and is an Ancient Healing Technique. Acupressure and Acupuncture apply the same principles, but Acupressure uses pressure points instead of needles to achieve the desired results. continue reading »
Acupressure Points to Help Depression was last modified: July 27th, 2020 by admin
Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to Depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced Diet subsides in the same way our energy does. Harvard Medical Students positioned that same question in relation to Depression; what came first, depression or a poor diet? continue reading »
Foods to Eat to Help Depression was last modified: July 27th, 2020 by admin
Opioids. A word all too common to today’s society. Since the late 1990s, the number of opioid-related deaths has increased dramatically, having taken the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans each year.
The opioid epidemic is considered to be the deadliest crisis in United States history and overdoses have also become the leading cause-of-death in people under the age of 50 in the United States. continue reading »
Opioid Addiction: What Is It and Why Is It Prevalent Today was last modified: June 29th, 2020 by admin
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system that seems quite foreign to many in the Western world. However, this medical system has been around for over 3,500 years, in comparison to the Western Medical system, which has been around since the 19th century. One of the concepts of TCM is that of the Meridian or energetic pathways. This article will explore this concept a little more deeply. continue reading »
Traveling the Energetic Highway: What Are Meridians? was last modified: June 29th, 2020 by admin
Navigating stay at home orders, working from home, schooling from home and the myriad other new things that are now a daily part of life is stressful. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with each new development and all the unknowns that surround our lives because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers something old and grounding to turn back to during this time.
The idea that supporting mental health is a significant factor in supporting physical health is a central tenet of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Beyond Acupuncture and Herbal remedies, TCM takes a holistic approach to health that includes simple things you can do each day to foster physical health through supporting that mind body connection. Here are six things you can incorporate into your daily routine to mitigate stress and stay healthy right now.
As the country moves toward reopening, reintegrating Acupuncture treatments into your life will become an option again.
Just as businesses and community members are weighing their own personal choices amidst changing state guidelines, it is a personal choice whether or not you feel safe to visit an Acupuncturist. As you weigh this choice, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First and foremost, it depends on our state regulations as to when an Acupuncturist will be allowed to reopen their doors. I have been deemed “essential,” and I have been treating patients safely, all along! I see only one patient at a time, and all precautions and cleaning and safety measures are in place. I wear a mask and you wear a mask.
From there, it is up to each practitioner to decide in what manner we would like to reopen. If you’re interested in receiving treatment again, please reach out to me to see what policies I’m adopting as I integrate the ongoing nature of the coronavirus pandemic into my business. You can fell safe and secure to get back on track with your Acupuncture treatments, as all safety measures are in place. continue reading »
It’s possible to get Acupuncture again, here’s what to consider ~ was last modified: June 4th, 2020 by admin
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