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Wellness Blog

Welcome Suchin, Upcoming Educational Series ‘Ask the Acupuncturist and Spring Time Schedules

This month we talk to Suchin Yang of the Selby Acupuncture Team.

Many of you have already had the pleasure of meeting Suchin!  She comes to Selby to continue her career in healthcare administration and gain a front row seat into the world of integrative healthcare.  Suchin is also a student working towards a degree in health care management. You will see her smiling face in both Saint Paul and Edina, make sure to give her a warm welcome when you come for your next appointment!

  • SA: What do you like most about Selby Acupuncture?
    • Suchin: What I like the most about Selby Acupuncture is the warm community. When I joined the team, there was a warm welcome, and the warmth has continued.
  • SA: What do you like most about being a Patient Care Coordinator?
    • Suchin: What I like the most about being a PCC is seeing the healing process transform patients. It’s a blessing to be a part of that healing process.
  • SA: When you’re not working what brings you joy?
    • Suchin:  Something that brings me joy when I am not working is spending quality time with my loved ones.
  • SA: If you could do anything tomorrow without
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Endometriosis, What You Need to Know

What is Endometriosis? 

Endometriosis is a condition where cells typically found inside the uterus attach themselves to the other parts of the body, such as the outside of the uterus, the ovaries, the colon and sometimes the myofascial tissue surrounding the uterus. This causes issues like period pain or trouble concieving.  These cells create menstrual fluid during the time of the cycle, yet there is nowhere for this fluid to go. This can lead to widespread inflammation and pelvic pain. 

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Lucky Green Soup!

Feeling festive for St Patrick’s day? Are you also feeling a bit unlucky and worried that you don’t have anything green to wear on the big day? Well we have just the thing for you!

 

Did you know eating green things is not only healthy, but also acceptable instead of actually wearing green on St. Patty’s day? While this might just be a ploy to get our patients to eat more cooked vegetables, we don’t see any harm in beckoning in a bit of extra luck too.

This lucky green soup is super creamy and the cooked greens are easy to digest leaving you nourished and full of charm. Read More

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Tips to Help with Painful Periods

More than half of women who menstruate have some period pain for at least a couple days each month. This pain associated with menstruation is called dysmenorrhea. For some women, mild dysmenorrhea is a regular symptom of PMS, along with bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, and fatigue. For others, menstrual pain is so severe it keeps them from doing normal activities for the duration of their period, and may be accompanied by symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and headaches.

Period pain in Chinese medicine is often associated with the diagnosis of Liver Qi Stagnation with Liver Blood stasis.  What does this mean?  The Liver is in charge of building up the Blood (including menstrual blood), and also ‘coursing the qi’, which means keeping all the qi in the body moving along smoothly.  When the period comes, if that Liver Qi can’t move smoothly the Blood becomes ‘stuck’ and this can cause pain, cramping and clotting before and during the period flow.

Painful periods don’t have to be normal.  There is a lot that you can do to help your pain right now, and prevent it from coming in the future. Read More

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