Wellness Blog


November 27th – December 3rd is Patient Appreciation Week at Selby Acupuncture

We have been in practice since 2007, and it is our sweet 16th!  To celebrate our clinic wants to show our gratitude to you. Being able to help, support, and witness your healing is the greatest honor.  It is the reason we all do the work we do, and we couldn’t do it without you!  Thank you for trusting us to care for you and your loved ones, and allowing us to support you on your healing journey.

Here are a few ways we are celebrating Patient Appreciation Month this year:

  • Thank You Gifts: The week of November 27th we will have thank you gifts and samples available to all patients while supplies last.  What stone will it be this year???  Do you like chocolates?? Want to try some herbal tea blends we have been cooking up???
  • Drawing for a Gift Basket:  Come on in and we will enter you into a drawing where one lucky patient will win a gift basket full of healthy goodies.  It really is a good one this year, you definitely want in on this!

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The Water Element

Who cares anyway, nothing matters, and life is a mystery, let’s just sit back and see what happens.

  • I am content.
  • I accept what is.
  • Others think that I am lonely, but I like to be alone.
  • I am self-contained, often people don’t know what I am thinking.
  • I embrace the mystery of life and am interested more in wisdom than knowledge.
  • Sometimes I can be a bit self-critical
  • I can be afraid of the outside world, but I am not afraid of my internal world.
  • People can think I am indifferent.
  • I feel cold easily.
  • I tend to struggle with commitment and discipline (because really, who cares)
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Believe it or not, according to the Chinese solar calendar, we’ve just passed into winter, and with that, we’ve also entered into the time of the year where the water element is the strongest. In Five Element theory, every element has with it an associated emotion, taste, special type of energy, and organ. The water element has a close relationship with the Kidneys, which in Chinese medicine are the seat of long life and fertility, so let’s dive in (pun intended) and get to know this precious organ and its meridian.

The Kidney Channel

The Kidney Channel begins on the sole of the foot at a point poetically named Gushing Spring, or ‘Yong Quan’ in Chinese. From there, it travels up the inside of the calf and thigh, up through the genitals and uterus, through several other organs before finally ending on the bottom of the tongue, although its points terminate just below the collarbone.

Effectively, the kidneys are considered to be to source of all life in Chinese medicine. The Qi of every other organ system in the body depends on flourishing Kidney energy to function properly. Indeed, the Kidneys are Read More

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Nuts and Seeds: The Snack That Gives Back

The Superfoods You’re Probably Not Eating Enough Of

As Molly mentioned in her Holistic Care blog this month, nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense foods that can be a valuable part of a healthy diet. They are good sources of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eating nuts and seeds on a regular basis may offer a number of health benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease: Nuts and seeds contain healthy fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. This can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Improved blood sugar control: Nuts and seeds are a good source of fiber, which can help slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This can help improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Weight management: Nuts and seeds are high in calories, but they are also very filling and satisfying. This can help you eat less overall and promote weight loss or maintenance.
  • Reduced risk of cancer: Nuts and seeds contain antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage. This may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as colon
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