Holistic Care

Spotlight on:  Stomach 36 or Zu San Li

Stomach 36:  Zusanli or Leg three mile.
I want to write this blog post, but it has been a long day, and I am tired and not sure if I have it in me…if only I could go for another three miles….

Let me introduce you to Stomach 36, otherwise known as Zusanli, or Leg Three Mile.

Chances are, if you have ever received acupuncture, you have had the point we refer to as Stomach 36 included in your acupuncture or acupressure treatment.   Stomach 36, or Zu San Li, is a powerful and commonly used point located on the outside of your lower leg, just below the knee.

When learning this point,  we learned a traditional story: For one who is so tired and depleted and feel they just cannot continue, stimulate the point Stomach 36 and this will help them continue on for ‘three miles more’. Read More

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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Help with Athletic Recovery

Are you an athlete training for a big event?

Or are you more like me, doing some workouts during the week and maybe have a pretty intense pickle ball match over the weekend?

No matter what your skill level or intensity, all athletes have dealt with soreness, fatigue or injuries impacting their ability to get out there and perform.   Acupuncture, a thousands of years old practice, has the ability to help tap into the body’s ability to self-heal, keeping you doing what you love.

Here are 5 reasons you should consider adding in a course of acupuncture to help with Athletic Recovery

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3 Ways Acupuncture Can Help Hip Pain

For those who have not had hip pain, it can be a real pain in the glutes.

Hip pain can feel, at times, debilitating. Chronic pain can affect our mood, energy, and quality of life.

Hip pain is caused by various factors, some of them overlapping or intermingling over time. Luckily, acupuncture has been shown to be effective in relieving hip pain. Everyone’s case is slightly different and the path to healing will be varied depending on how long the pain has been present along with other factors like, diet, age, stress, how they use their bodies daily, and so on.

We love treating hip pain.  It is one of the most respondent pain conditions to acupuncture treatment, we get results fast! 

How does Acupuncture Help with Hip Pain?
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5 Ways Chinese Medicine Can Support Your Fertility

Year over year, more couples are turning to Chinese medicine as a way to support and enhance their fertility whether just starting to try and get pregnant or if they have turned to help from Western Medicine. But just how does Chinese medicine positively impact fertility? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits.

  • Hormonal Regulation
    •  There are a number of key hormones that need to be in proper balance in order for an egg to grow, ovulate, be fertilized, and for a menstrual cycle to be a normal 28 days. Lots of things can throw these hormones off including stress, medications, diet, and lifestyle factors, to name a few. Chinese medicine seeks to restore harmony in the body, while helping all of our organ systems function properly. As these systems start to better communicate with each other, hormone levels begin to regulate. The body is always seeking to balance itself.
  • Improve Blood flow to the Pelvic Cavity
    •  This has huge implications. Blood flowing to the pelvis feeds everything. The better the quality of blood and blood flow, the better the quality of eggs, sperm, and the lining in the uterus to which the growing embryo attaches and burrows
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