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Acupuncture

The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria, and viruses are everywhere—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink—according to Chinese medical theory, they do not cause disease. Illness occurs when our Wei Qi and our meridian organ systems are weak and out of balance. When this occurs it creates a hospitable for germs, bacteria, and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold, the flu, or worse. continue reading »

We Are Here for You

Dr. Michele and Dr. Tracey
Dr. Michele and Dr. Tracey are here to help you

We are here for You!  

We can help you with 

  • Digestion, constipation, IBS, GERD
  • Joint and musculoskeletal pain
  • Depression, anxiety, and lack of purpose.
  • Our specialty is helping you feel strong, powerful, and joyful!

 

Your health and safety is our primary concern.
When you arrive for your acupuncture appointment please call or text us to let us know that you are in the parking lot.
We will let you know when you can come inside.  

  • Only one person at a time in waiting room or check out
  • Wear a mask as you walk in
  • Wash your hands when you arrive
  • Wash your hands when you leave
  • Treatment rooms are sanitized between each patient
  • Sheets, pillow cases, and paper coverings are fresh for each patient.
  • The air is sprayed as well as diffusers going to clean the air.
  • We ask that you stay at home if you have any signs of Covid-19, fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, body aches, severe fatigue, rashes, diarrhea or stomach pain.
  • For respiratory illness or suspicion of Covid-19 please get tested, call your primary physician, or if for an emergency call 9-1-1 or go to emergency room.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Due to the limited time constraints, and limited patient scheduling we recommend getting your appointment on the books!

  • There isn’t a vaccine or cure for Covid-19
  • Treatments for Covid-19 are still unsatisfactory

“BERNARD WAS RIGHT; THE PATHOGEN IS NOTHING; THE TERRAIN IS EVERYTHING,” Louis Pasture.

  • Support your immune system, and help your body so that it isn’t a good host!  

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part. This area of the hand is often described as “valley like” hence the name converging valley. continue reading »

Ten things to tell yourself to ease anxiety and to feel good about yourself

strong happy peopleWeekly Health Tip from Dr. Michele

Ease anxious feelings and feel good about yourself using a Mantra.

A mantra is a statement, a short sentence of few words that you can repeat out loud or whisper softly to yourself.

It is always said in the positive, without using words such as no, not, doesn’t, without.  Also, it is said as if it already is so.

It can be done during meditation, or whenever you need to.  

Feeling good about yourself should come from within.  Stop putting yourself down and second-guessing every decision you make.

Here are some examples:

 

1.  I can do it.  I do it.

2.  With this breath I release anything that no longer serves me. (If you have something weighing heavy on your shoulders repeat this mantra until you feel released).

3. I respect the limits of my body.  (you don’t have to push yourself past your limitations.  Be easier on yourself).

4. I cherish the importance of silence.  (Sometimes a few moments of silence can do wonders for my soul).

5. I choose positive thoughts.

6. I matter.  I am important.  My needs and desires matter.

7. I am free to be myself.

8. I Feel the fear and do it anyway. (Allow the sensations of fear to what they are, you can do it anyway.  Fear doesn’t stop me.

9.  Other people feel this too.

10.  It’s not about me.  Their perception, interpretation, or reaction to what I do or say is about them, not about me.  What I think about myself is more important than what others think of me.

Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections. continue reading »