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 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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Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome

Did you know this about carpal tunnel syndrome?

May 21, 2021

Did you know this about carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. It typically develops when the median nerve is compressed. Common interventions are hand therapy exercises, splinting, and pain medications. In severe cases, injections or surgery is often recommended.…

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Acupuncture and Bell's Palsy treatment

Suffer from Bell’s Palsy? Read this

May 10, 2021

Suffer from Bell’s Palsy? Read this What is Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s palsy involves the acute spontaneous paralysis of the facial nerve. Most often it is one-sided and sudden where the person experiences drooping of eyelids and mouth. It can be caused by several factors but most frequently viral infection or herpes simplex virus activation. It…

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Tired of being tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

February 10, 2021

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

January 10, 2021

Spark your Cleanse with Acupuncture Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in order to rid any excess waste or toxins from the body. In many ancient philosophies and religions, including traditional Chinese medicine, cleansing is thought to be a vital part of achieving optimum health. What is cleansing? Cleansing…

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