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October Clinic News: Get to know Bruce, Herbal soup season, and Fall schedules are filling up fast

This month we talk to Bruce Dressen of the Selby Acupuncture Team.  Bruce is the Director of Operations for the SA clinics.

  • SA: What do you like most about Selby Acupuncture?
    • BD: A few years ago, I made the conscious decision to re-center my life.
    • When the pandemic hit, I decided to take things a step further and explore a career change to something that would be more personally meaningful. That’s when I met Julie and was introduced to Selby Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I love the mission and the purpose, and it allows me to apply my skills in a way that fits my inner goals.
  • SA: What do you like most about being an Operations Director?
    • BDI love the variety of things I’m responsible for and it allows me to apply all the skills I’ve gained throughout my career. It’s been truly fascinating to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine and be surrounded by so many good people doing such meaningful work.
  • SA: When you’re not working what brings you joy?
    • BD: My true passions are cooking, bike riding, music, and spending time with my family. Boy, does that sound cliché! I wish I could
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Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Pain happens. Especially back pain. Pain is very common, with a ⅓ of adults suffering from some form of chronic pain (you aren’t alone!). Chronic pain costs the US around 600 BILLION dollars each year. Opioid medications are still present in the top ten list of most commonly prescribed medications today. Steroids and NSAIDS often come with their own host of side effects and health concerns. As the mainstream starts to recognize the opioid and pain crisis both physicians and patients look to alternatives to muscle relaxers, steroids, NSAIDS, and opioid medications to treat their chronic pains.   Read More

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Earthing

Summer in Minnesota is a great time to practice Earthing. Earthing (also known as grounding) involves direct physical contact with the earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping outdoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the energy from the ground into the body. Read More

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Summer is quickly upon us!

Summer is quickly upon us!

If you are planning any summer time adventures this may be a great traveling source for you.

Perhaps you are like me before any big traveling excursions and think to yourself, “what types of Herbal Formulas would be good to bring along with me, just in case….”

Your friends here at Selby Acupuncture are trying to make that a bit easier on you.

It is hard to know what Chinese Herbal Formulas one should have stock piled. In fact, it is impossible to know unless you have a four year Masters Degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Soon at Selby Acupuncture we will have specified categories of herbs that are perfect for unpredicted circumstances.

When traveling great distances one must be prepared for the jetleg, insomnia and potential digestive disorders of eating foreign foods. Not only are the formulas affordable they are also extremely effective.

Shui De An – This is a great formula for insomnia do to jetleg. It will help you sleep well without the heavy hang over feeling like other over the counter medications.

Kan Ning – Eat something you shouldn’t have? Kan Ning is quite handy for acute indigestion.

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