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A hot summer day, a lot of mosquitos, and the point that saved me!

Large Intestine 11, QuChi
Pool at the Crook

By Julie

A Powerful Acupuncture Point for Clearing Heat and Soothing Pain

I recently went to the Boundary Waters on a weekend trip with my husband. We are great campers, but it had been a long time since I had done that kind of camping.  He goes to the Boundary Waters at least once a year, usually in the fall.  This time, while the trip was amazing, I understood why he doesn’t go in June.  Hello mosquitos.

It wasn’t that bad really, or at least, not all the time.  But there were times when the breeze would slow down, or we would be portaging through the woods and I experienced what is affectionately called ‘bug stress’.  The result being, a lot of mosquito bites. Read More

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Acupressure Points for Better Sleep

Have we talked about this recently?

About this time of year, I have a lot of conversations in clinic related to poor sleep.  The longer days and warmer weather are common culprits from keeping you from getting a good nights rest.  I assume, if I have talked with 40 people about this, there must be many more that are dealing with the same issue, so let’s talk sleep and what you can do about it!

It is common to notice more sleep problems as we enter into the summer months. While acupuncture and herbal medicine are great tools helping you get your zzz’s, acupressure, something you can do for yourself every night is a simple but powerful tool to add, and it is easy (because we know, you are tired).

Self-massage through acupressure on certain points allows you to gain the benefits of an acupuncture treatment without coming into the office. Here are three acupuncture points that can help you fall asleep faster and improve your quality of the sleep.

Pericardium 6 (Neiguan)

Pericardium 6 is located three finger widths above the transverse crease of the inner wrist. It lies directly between the two tendons felt there. This point is Read More

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Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation: The Natural Way to Look Your Best

Looking for ways to improve your skin and appearance in a more natural way?

The month of May we are offering $30 off your first acupuncture facial rejuvenation treatment, and $15 off a follow up visit. If you have ever been curious about giving it a try, this is a great opportunity to try this natural and effective treatment for improving the appearance of your skin.

Kathy, Katie and Lauren have all been through additional education specifically aimed at improving the look and health of your skin. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has been used for centuries and is deeply rooted in Chinese Medicine. This style of acupuncture amplifies your natural beauty, nourishing overall skin health and decreasing severity of skin conditions. Facial acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that’s specifically designed to improve the appearance and health of the skin.

If you’re thinking about trying facial acupuncture, here’s what you need to know: Read More

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Fertility Acupuncture- Should You Select a Specialist?

As the use of acupuncture and complementary medicine becomes more prevalent and accessible throughout the US and the world, more and more people are turning to these modalities to help them enhance fertility, both at home and in the assisted reproductive technology clinic. But just what does it mean when you are using acupuncture for fertility and why would working with a specialist be any better than just a highly trained acupuncturist?

First off, it’s worth noting that not everybody has access to a fertility specialist, and if that’s the case, fine. Remember that Chinese medicine is fundamentally balancing in nature, and even if your acupuncturist doesn’t specialize in treating infertility, your treatment will still benefit you. Or perhaps you already have an established relationship with your acupuncturist and you prefer to work with them, even if they might not have that training. This is fine too, and in fact, this is the beauty of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The needles can help adjust energy and blood flow in a way that will support your goals even if the treatment is more general in nature. Read More

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