Acupuncture and Stress Relief

Now, more than ever before, many people are feeling stress in their day-to-day lives. While some stress is okay, constant stress can take a toll on a person’s body, weakening their immune system. Stress can affect the body in many ways, ranging from mild symptoms to life-threatening effects. In this article, we’ll take a look at acupuncture and stress relief. …

Chinese Medicine Diet

Through all of the ever-changing diet fads, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has always stuck to dietary recommendations based on a person’s constitution or a diagnosis by Chinese medicine doctors and acupuncturists based on signs and symptoms, including examination of the tongue and pulse. In Chinese medicine, the immune system is at its strongest if the body has a balance of …

Acupuncture and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Acupuncture and a Chinese medicine view of diet and exercise using Tai Chi can provide an additional safe avenue to managing gestational diabetes by optimizing the body’s ability to function normally and prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture, or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is an extension of traditional acupuncture that’s great for people who are looking for a more natural way to reduce the signs of aging and restore a relaxed and healthy appearance to their face. This cosmetic treatment can help the skin look smoother, healthier, and younger. And facial acupuncture addresses aging along with the …

Therapeutic Effects of Moxibustion

Therapeutic Effects of Moxibustion

“What’s that smell?” “What’s that smell?” or “Has someone been…smoking…in here?” These are questions I get frequently! It usually happens after I have performed moxibustion on a patient. Moxa is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves burning the mugwort herb over a part of the body to produce therapeutic results. The smoke and smell lingers—and it smells similar …

How Acupuncture Can Help a Woman’s Reproductive System

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

How Acupuncture Can Help a Woman’s Reproductive System From her first menses to her last, acupuncture helps regulate the period so that a woman can have a healthy reproductive cycle without suffering through bloating, heavy periods with cramps, and other issues. The body is made up of different channels, or meridians, which represent different organs and organ functions. Often, movements …

Acupuncture, Pregnancy and Infertility

Acupuncture and IVF

Acupuncture and Infertility Sometimes the most natural things in the world aren’t easy, and starting a family definitely falls into that category. When a couple has been trying to get pregnant yet has not been successful after a year, they may be considered infertile. The underlying cause for infertility may not be known.  The father may have issues with sperm …

Acupuncture and Back Pain Relief

Acupuncture and Back Pain Relief

Acupuncture and Back Pain Most people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Whether you “throw your back out” making a small movement, or work out too hard, this pain can range from mild, daily muscle soreness to sharp pain that prevents you from performing normal day-to-day activities. A few common causes of low back pain include …

Understanding Insurance and Acupuncture

Understanding Insurance

Understanding Insurance and Acupuncture We are often asked about insurance plan coverage for acupuncture, and the answer is never a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. I hope to shed some light on the topic and provide a clear explanation of how acupuncture generally works with health insurance. The most important thing to remember is that acupuncture coverage is specific to your …