How Does Acupuncture Work

How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body.

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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Acupuncture and fertility

Trouble with Fertility?

March 17, 2022

Alternative Treatments for Fertility About 10% of couples struggle with infertility and an inability to conceive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling to have children, fertility treatment can become tiring and expensive very quickly. Here are some alternative treatment options: Acupuncture By increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, acupuncture can…

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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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Tips to improve sleep

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

December 5, 2021

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome

October 7, 2021

Can acupuncture treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? Yes! Acupuncture has been found to treat premenstrual syndrome aka PMS. But first…what is PMS? PMS is the presence of physical and behavioral symptoms before start of menses. It is thought that most women of reproductive age experience some form of PMS, either mild to severe. Common symptoms experienced…

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Acupuncture for menstrual pain

Can Acupuncture Help Menstrual Pain?

October 1, 2021

Can acupuncture help menstrual pain? It is estimated that about 50-95% of women in reproductive age suffer from menstrual pain aka dysmenorrhea. Symptoms may involve cramping, lower back or abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and vomiting. Most women report menstrual up to 72 hours before start of menses and some report pain continuing thru…

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Combat constipation with acupuncture

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture

September 25, 2021

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture Do you suffer from chronic constipation? Do certain foods or even stress and anxiety make digestion worse? You are not alone, it is estimated that over 14% of the world population suffer from functional constipation. Constipation is defined as a change in bowel habits, stools may be hard to pass, and…

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Acupuncture for Eye Health

September 8, 2021

Acupuncture for Eye Health One of the lesser known things acupuncture can help with are eye conditions and vision. Common eye conditions include macular degeneration, blepharitis, dry eyes, ptosis, and more. Patients often come to our office searching for other treatments to help promote eye health, reduce symptoms of Sjogren’s, macular degeneration, and improve vision.…

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Acupuncture for male infertility

Acupuncture for Male Infertility

August 13, 2021

Acupuncture for Male Infertility Infertility has become more prevalent in our society over the last few decades. This comes to no surprise, when you consider all the challenges in our agricultural, environmental, social, ecological, economic and therefore overall well-being. Current statistics show that 1 in 6 couples trying to conceive are actually facing fertility issues.…

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Liver health and liver tune-up

Is it Time for a Liver Tune-Up?

June 16, 2021

Is it Time for a Liver Tune-Up? In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. What does this mean and do you need a liver tune-up? You probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change.…

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