Why Every Busy Woman Should try Acupuncture

Tweet   Image credit Shape.com I came across a great article posted on Shape Magazine’s website entitled, Why Every Busy Woman Should try Acupuncture. I knew I had to share this piece with all of you. Generally, we are the quintessential type-A women, running around New York City trying to accomplish a million tasks in one day.  As you will read, Renee Woodruff decided to try acupuncture without seeking treatment for a particular condition.... Read More

Fertility and Acupuncture

Tweet It seems like every time hear or read about acupuncture on television or in newspapers lately, it is mentioned simultaneously with pregnancy and infertility. But does acupuncture really help women become pregnant? I thought I’d share this article, “The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment,’ by Colette Bouchez and reviewed by Dr. Nazario on Web MD, as I thought it was very interesting. As you will see, the article outlines many ways in... Read More

Children and Acupuncture

TweetRecently, there was a great article featured in the New York Times regarding the safety of using acupuncture to treat children. The article discusses two of the latest studies, one in “The Journal of Pediatrics,” and the other conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada, both reporting minimal side effects and overall safety. Acupuncture is a widely accepted treatment alternative for adults and is growing in popularity amongst kids —... Read More

Acupuncture for PCOS

TweetI thought I’d pass along an interesting web page from Science Daily that featured an article last week entitled, “PCOS and the Benefits of Acupuncture and Exercise.” Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a hormonal imbalance of estrogen, progesterone and androgens in women of reproductive age. As a result of this imbalance, the menstrual cycle is often absent or irregular. PCOS can lead to other uncomfortable symptoms... Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Liver Qi Stagnation

TweetHere are some of the symptoms commonly associated with liver qi stagnation: * Pain or discomfort anywhere along the sides of the body * Depression * Mood swings * Sighing * Hiccups * Frustration * Inappropriate anger * Sensation of a lump in throat * Difficulty swallowing * Bitter taste in mouth * Constipation or diarrhea * Abdominal distention and discomfort * Stomachache that improves after massage * Stomachache that worsens with anger * PMS... Read More

Move Your Qi!

TweetThe liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (life force) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimum health, move your Qi! Stretch – The liver controls the tendons. According to Oriental medicine, the liver stores blood during periods of rest and then releases it to the tendons in times of activity, maintaining tendon health... Read More

Treating Irritability and Moodiness with Acupuncture

Tweet Everyone suffers from irritability and moodiness from time to time, but if you find that a short temper and frustration are becoming a constant issue for you, then acupuncture may be able to help. Often irritability and moodiness are the consequence of chronic stress in your life. Over time these emotions can progress into more serious emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression as well as other health conditions such as digestive... Read More

Acupuncture, the Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

TweetThis year there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United States alone. While the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief. Acupuncture to Get Better Faster – If you have already come down with a cold or the flu, acupuncture treatments can help relieve symptoms you are currently experiencing including chills, fever, body aches, runny nose, congestion,... Read More

How to Survive Holiday Travel

TweetFor many of us, the holiday season involves traveling to visit family and friends. Though this is a joyous, celebratory time of year, the hustle and bustle can be taxing on our minds and bodies, putting us at risk for illness and injury. Sitting in one position for a long time on planes, in buses, and cars can wear on the body, causing discomfort in the back, shoulders, and neck. Lugging heavy bags weighs us down. The stress of rushing to make... Read More