Facial Acupuncture might sound like too much to try (you’re going to put needles in my face?), but it really is beneficial to overall health and wellness. In my Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture practice, I use Acupuncture points on the body to treat the underlying patterns of disharmony and local face points to address facial symptoms. Facial Acupuncture is typically not done as a standalone treatment, rather it works best as part of a whole body approach to wellness. continue reading
Bringing a child into the world is one of life’s greatest gifts. But, along with the anticipation of that little bundle of joy, often comes some physical challenges and discomfort that can make for a long nine months. Did you know that Acupuncture has been shown to address several issues that come up during pregnancy? Here’s what to know about the benefits of Acupuncture during pregnancy and what the research actually says is true. continue reading
The conversation around mental health has become much more prominent in recent years thanks in part to the pandemic. Depression, loneliness, anxiety have all increased for many people especially in the last couple of years. Sometimes a prescription medication is needed to deal with a particular mental health issue but often, people are looking for a drug free alternative to address their issue. Acupuncture is a great option for those struggling with mental or emotional issues. continue reading
For many women, the journey through Menopause can be fraught with various symptoms that can range in severity from mild at one end of the spectrum to debilitating at the other. The Menopausal transition is different for every woman and tailored treatments offered by Acupuncture can provide significant benefits. Although studies outline more, let’s look at just three of the benefits of using Acupuncture to treat Menopausal symptoms. continue reading
People entering a hospice or palliative care setting bring with them a host of symptoms and emotions and often a multidisciplinary team of doctors and care providers. Research has shown that the addition of an Acupuncturist to the hospice team can be effective and impactful at providing maximum comfort and improve quality of life. continue reading
The Mayo Clinic describes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) as a “complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and that can’t be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest.” It’s estimated that there are more than 200,000 cases of CFS in the U.S. and research has proven that acupuncture, combined with other treatments can help to alleviate the symptoms that come with CFS. continue reading
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China for good reason. Each new year brings new energies and opportunities. The celebration begins the day after the first New Moon between January 21 and February 20 each year and lasts until the following Full Moon. These 2 weeks are a time of welcoming and aligning with the new energies. This year, the Chinese New Year falls on Feb 1st and festivities continue through Feb 15th, 2022. Each year has a corresponding element and animal of the Chinese Zodiac.
This is the year of the Water-Tiger year that holds a lot of promise for an exciting, productive year. This indicates a new beginning, a fresh start, and it’s a year made for bold action. The Tiger is known for its power, daring, and ability to do everything on a grand scale.
This Water-Tiger year is in gear to be a faster-paced, more passionate year after a slower year of the Ox (2021) and a very challenging year of the Rat (2020). The Tiger has been sleeping, awaiting his time for action. 2022 has great potential to be a year of change because of the energy of the Tiger: brave, self-assured and ready to pounce. Individually we might be inspired to embark on new adventures, such as travel or moving, or starting a new business. Collectively, there may be an energetic shaking off of stagnation brought on by the past couple years of the pandemic. It will be a year of exploring new ideas, and not shying away from challenges. If energy is not allowed to flow (individually and/or collectively) there may be some restlessness or unpredictable behaviors. It is also important to balance the aggressive energy of the tiger with times of rest. Even tigers take cat naps. This is a Water year, so the Yin energy of the Water can help to balance the fierce fiery nature of the Tiger. continue reading
Acupuncture has a proven track record of success but if you haven’t yet added Acupuncture to your health care routine, then it’s important to note that your experience will greatly depend on the Acupuncture provider you ultimately choose. And the best way to determine the right Acupuncturist for you is to identify your specific health care needs and goals. It makes sense, right; when we like and trust our health care providers, our experiences tend to be more positive. And trusting a provider is easier when you know they have the proper training and credentials to address your specific needs.
And if you are here on this website, you already have this goal in mind. Different states and jurisdictions have different training and educational requirements. Don’t hesitate to ask about training, specialties, or advanced education. I want you to be confident in my care. continue reading
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine often go hand-in-hand. Herbal medicine is often used in conjunction with Acupuncture, as appropriate, to support the body’s healing process. Just like a traditional medical prescription, herbs are prescribed by Oriental Medicine practitioners to address a variety of health concerns. They are often prescribed as formulas rather than specific individual herbs and are tailored to the needs of the patient. And just like traditional prescription medicine, herbs are adjusted as the patient’s needs change. Some Western hospitals are now utilizing Chinese herbs in their treatment protocols. For example, the Cleveland Clinic has a Licensed and Certified Chinese Herbalist on staff. continue reading
It’s becoming more and more common for parents to look for natural and effective treatment options to deal with childhood health concerns. Acupuncture is a great option for those looking to keep the whole family healthy in both mind and body. It really doesn’t matter how old you are, young or old, families can benefit greatly from regular Acupuncture treatments. continue reading