Holistic Care

Ouch! Not Again: Keeping Your Body in the Game without the Pain

Discover a Natural Path to Relief

Have you been dealing with pain that disrupts your daily life or hinders your athletic performance? You’re not alone. Millions of people find themselves seeking solutions for pain management and recovery.  And million, including professional athletes, turn to acupuncture to help them get back in the game.

How does Acupuncture Help?  It’s More Than Just Needles: Unveiling the Potential of Acupuncture

While rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, modern research is starting to understand how a simple needle placed in the correct location can help your body heal.  It suggests acupuncture may work through various mechanisms, including:

  • Stimulating the release of endorphins: These are your body’s natural painkillers, offering targeted relief.
  • Reducing inflammation: Acupuncture may help regulate the immune system, leading to faster healing and reduced pain sensitivity.
  • Improving blood flow: This can promote healing and enhance recovery, especially beneficial for athletes.
Could Acupuncture Be Right for You?

Whether you’re an athlete pushing your limits or someone managing chronic pain, acupuncture offers potential benefits: Read More

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Love Yourself and Cupping This February

Love Cupping?  We do too.

For the month of February we are debuting heart shaped cups into our practice.
Heart shaped cups on back
We hope you are excited as we are to start using these cups!  Cupping often leaves a light pink or red circle mark.  It is painless (really!) and shows that the treatment is working. With heart shaped cups it’s going to look, you guessed it, like a heart. How cute is that?

While these heart shaped cups are similar to our regular circle shaped cups, we hope those little hearts remind you to love yourself a bit more and take care of yourself this Valentine’s Day.

Want to nerd out and know more?  Read on and let’s break down the history of cupping and its different shapes or materials through the years. Read More

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The importance of staying warm.

‘Cold is death’

This was a saying we were taught in Chinese medicine school.  Although I take some issue with this statement, on the whole, I can’t argue too much.

We believe staying warm is essential for maintaining good health. Winter is the season of Yin, which is associated with cold, darkness, and stillness. When we are exposed to too much cold, it can damage our Yang energy, which is associated with warmth, light, and activity.

Yang energy is essential for all bodily functions, including digestion, circulation, and immune system function. When our Yang energy is weak, we are more susceptible to disease and illness.

Here are some of the benefits of staying warm from a Chinese medicine perspective: Read More

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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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