Diseases & Disorders

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness.

Acupuncture for vagus nerve health

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve?

April 28, 2022

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve? Have you heard of the Gut-Brain connection? This concept has become quite popular because of the increase in disorders such as IBS, anxiety, depression, and even migraines being related to the gut-brain connection. What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves and…

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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

April 24, 2022

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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How can acupuncture boost metabolism

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism

February 28, 2022

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism Do you notice that it is harder to loose weight? Feeling sluggish, even though you get enough sleep? These are indicators that your metabolism might be running a bit slow. Simply stated, metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in your body’s cells that convert food into energy.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what?

January 14, 2022

You’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, now what? The first step, understand the facts: Fibro aka Fibromyalgia is a real disorder. That’s not to say it’s not a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder.  Chances are you’ve been dismissed by practitioners in the past who say “the pain is all in your head” or “seeing…

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A beginner's guide to Bell's Palsy

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy

January 11, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Bell’s Palsy How we can help Bell’s Palsy Bell’s palsy is an often unexplained episode of facial weakness or paralysis, typically on one side of your face. It can happen suddenly and progressively get worse. The condition results from damage to the facial nerve which is responsible for raising your eyebrows,…

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Acupuncture for GERD

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD

January 7, 2022

Acupuncture Treatment for GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus – the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. The prevalence of those suffering from GERD is increasing and it often becomes a chronic condition. The standard treatment involves long-term care using proton-pump inhibitors. However, 20-30% of patients…

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Acupuncture for psoriasis

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis

December 1, 2021

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition, affecting about 11% of the population. Often people report raised red scaly patches around elbows, knees, or even their scalp. Psoriasis is often associated with psoriatic arthritis, effecting their joints. What are treatment options for psoriasis? Standard therapies include topical steroid creams, anti-inflammatory ointments,…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder treatments

Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder

October 27, 2021

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) get you down this winter! How to prepare for those dark gloomy days ahead… Did you know that there are simple ways to stay healthy and happy during the Fall and Winter? Yes there are! Studies have shown that Seasonal Affective Disorder aka “SAD” can be prevented. What is…

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Acupuncture for women's health

4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health

June 20, 2021

Did you know these 4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health?   Women’s health is an area that Western medicine seems to only have so many solutions for—and many of those solutions are invasive and hormone-altering. The female reproductive system is complex and goes through a multitude of changes throughout a woman’s life—and even just…

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