Chronic Pain Got You Down? Acupuncture Can Help You Fight Back!

Is chronic pain turning your days into a struggle? You’re definitely not alone. Millions of us are stuck battling this pain monster that lingers for months on end, making even simple things feel impossible.

This post isn’t here to sugarcoat it, but there is hope! We’ll explore what chronic pain is, why it shows up uninvited, and how acupuncture can be your secret weapon to fight back and reclaim your life.

Chronic Pain: The Unwelcome Guest

Chronic pain is basically pain that sticks around for more than six months. It can feel sharp, dull, achy, or like someone’s permanently borrowed your favorite chair (seriously, give it back!). The worst part? Finding the source can be a detective story, and traditional treatments like meds, massage, or PT might offer some relief, but often the pain just comes crawling back. Read More

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Breathe Easy: How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Manage Allergies

Allergies can make life miserable. From itchy eyes and runny noses to wheezing and fatigue, they disrupt your daily routine and leave you feeling drained. While conventional medicine offers allergy relief, some people seek a more holistic approach. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be a powerful tool for managing allergies and promoting overall well-being.

TCM: A Different Lens on Allergies
  • TCM views allergies as imbalances in the body’s energy flow, or “Qi.” These imbalances can be caused by various factors, including:
    • External factors: Exposure to allergens like pollen, dust, or mold.
    • Internal factors: Poor digestion, overactive immune system, or emotional stress.
  • TCM practitioners take a comprehensive approach to diagnose your allergies. This may involve:
    • Asking about your symptoms: They’ll inquire about the frequency, severity, and triggers of your allergies.
    • Observing your tongue and eyes: TCM practitioners believe these can reveal underlying imbalances.
    • Feeling your pulse: Pulse diagnosis is used to assess the flow of Qi throughout your body.
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May Clinic News

Spring is here in full force.  Leaves are popping, spring flowers are blooming, and warmth and life has returned to our part of the world.   We are here to help with whatever ails you so you can get out and enjoy all that springtime has to offer!  Here are a few resources and suggestions to guide you on your way.

Appointment notifications

If you are not currently getting notifications for your appointments please let us know and we can check to see if we have an incorrect email address on file for you.

Text Notifications? When you set up your initial account the default setting is to opt out of text (SMS) notifications. If you decide that getting them would make your life easier you can opt in for them through your portal account. Feel free to ask the Patient Care Coordinator at the front desk if you have questions or problems setting this up.

Spring is a busy time! 

Our schedules tend to get a bit busier this time of year.  We want to  make sure you are able to get an appointment that works best for your schedule, so be sure to book a few weeks ahead so Read More

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Here is a great recipe that Katie found on DETOXINSTA

These Vegan Lemon Bars have a crispy gluten-free crust and creamy lemon filling you’ll love. They are the perfect summer dessert, made without eggs or dairy.


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole cashews (not roasted or salted)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and lightly grease an 8-inch baking dish. Press a piece of parchment paper into the bottom of the dish for easy removal later.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. Stir well until the dough sticks together, then transfer it to the prepared baking dish. Press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. It won’t be very thick, but it should create a thin layer that covers the bottom of the pan. Bake this at 350ºF for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Let it cool completely.
  • To make the filling, add the cashews to a blender and
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