As an acupuncturist, I'm always trying to help my patients create healthy choices and habits that support them feeling good in their bodies. Diet and lifestyle are important components of Chinese Medicine, and getting the most out of acupuncture treatment. Sometimes acupuncture is the first step in a patient's journey, and other times it might be step 3 or 4 on the path to decreasing pain, losing weight, reducing hot flashes, or whatever our end goal might be. The reality?
I have been totally MIA from social media for a couple weeks, and I blame this book! It's totally addicting in its own right, and very enlightening. Want to put a spotlight on your phone/tech/internet use? I recommend this book. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked, by Adam Alter. At this point in our culture, there's no avoiding technology. And why would you? There are so many ways it benefits us, and makes our lives easi
Those new to acupuncture are often pleasantly surprised that it is in fact relaxing! And of course seasoned acupuncture patients who come back for more understand just how relaxing it can be. Who knew being stuck with needles could feel so good?? But sometimes, especially when working on an internal disharmony without immediate direct effects, I get asked: "Is acupuncture just relaxing me?" It can be concerning to think that nothing is actually happening! But from researc
As an acupuncturist, two of the most common questions I get are: 1) Do you get acupuncture yourself? 2) Do you treat yourself with acupuncture? The answers? YES! And kind of.. I absolutely get acupuncture. I enjoy and look forward to my treatments. I currently get acupuncture for stress management, prevention and immunity, and my overall well-being. Do I do these treatments to myself? Honestly, not usually. While it's possible to do some self-care treatments to myself,