Healing Leaky Gut

Did you know your gut plays a vital role in the inner workings of your body? Not only does it break down the food we eat but uses the nutrients to support bodily functions including energy production, hormone balance, mental health and helps eliminate toxins and waste.  Another important role your gut plays in keeping you healthy is with your immune system, as nearly 70 % of the immune system is found in the gut. All can be well when your gut is working properly, but sometimes the gut lining may have cracks or holes that can trigger unhealthy problems. This is called leaky gut.

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6 Natural Ways to Relieve Anxiety

In this fast paced, over stimulated and stressed out environment, anxiety and depression continue to impact the masses. Anxiety can show itself in many forms and can affect people differently. As these numbers rise, anxiety disorders are becoming one of the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older.

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Lori Earley
A Letter to the Missed Patient...

Dear Patient,
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I’ve been wanting to write this letter to you for a while now. I have so much I wish I could say to you, so much help I wish I could’ve offered. I’ve wondered what I could have done or said differently that would’ve helped you understand that trying acupuncture just once wouldn’t really be the life changing experience you were hoping or wanting.
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Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Rates

Infertility is defined as the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year, but very few men or women are truly infertile. Most couples who have been given a diagnosis of “infertility” are merely out of balance, and from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, are entirely treatable. For the 1 in 8 couples experiencing infertility each year, acupuncture and TCM may be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, it has been shown that acupuncture boosts fertility rates for couples by enhancing both male and female fertility.

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Traditional Roots, Modern Acupuncture

Traditional Roots, Modern Acupuncture

Phoenix Rising Acupuncture is a modern acupuncture clinic in the River Oaks area of Houston.  Here, we use the tools we’ve studied that date back millennia – acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, plant medicine and herbology – to treat modern conditions, such as stress, anxiety, infertility, migraines, food sensitivities, allergies, and even ADD/ADHD and PTSD. 

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Acupuncture & Natural Remedies for Turning Breech Babies

Although many women have been known to be able to give birth to breech babies vaginally, most doctors these days have little to no experience with this type of delivery and feel more comfortable performing an external cephalic version or scheduling a cesarean section if a baby is not in an optimal position (vertex, or head down) towards the end of a pregnancy; however, the good news is that there are natural ways to turn breech babies that have been used successfully for centuries.

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What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality dating back over 2500 years in Chinese medical history.  Acupuncture is part of a greater system of Chinese Medicine, in which small, sterile needles are inserted into specific points of the body to evoke a physiological response.  Contrary to popular Western belief, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, not only to help alleviate pain, but also to prevent and correct physical, mental, and emotional conditions. 

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The Pitfalls of Birth Control Pills

Millions of women worldwide rely on birth control pills. Not only to prevent pregnancy but for cycle regulation, flow reduction, endometriosis and even hormone related acne. While many take the pill, it is important to note there are a variety of side-effects that every female should be aware of before taking birth control pills. These side-effects of birth control range from mildly annoying to potentially life changing issues.

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Acupuncture for Fertility: Overcoming MTHFR

Infertility is an issue which impacts one in six couples trying to have a baby. While the reasons couples experience difficulty becoming pregnant may vary, the struggle is the same. Thousands spent on treatments, time, effort, hormones, and the range of emotions couples endure is exhausting. Doctors have long touted the importance in folic acid for women during their childbearing years, as well as during pregnancy. One issue impacting infertility is a defect in the  Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase or MTHFR gene, but there is good news. Despite MTHFR, acupuncture for fertility can be effective.

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Why You Want to Switch to the Menstrual Cup (If you haven't already...)

Women have been using tampons and pads during their monthly cycles for decades. Often uncomfortable, and for some women unreliable, pads and tampons have remained the products women most use. What if there was something better? What if there was something that was safe, reliable, and easy to use? How many women would be willing to give up their traditional tampons and pads for something many claim is a far better option?

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Happy Lunar New Year: The Year of the Pig

You may have noticed that everywhere you look on social media, there is talk about self love, self care, and self compassion. No coincidence, as we are ushering in the energies of the lunar new year, the year of the Pig. The year of the Brown Pig to be exact. This is a year of yin energy, meaning the focus is more internal and nurturing versus outward and forceful.

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Acupuncture for Anxiety

Anxiety is among the most prevalent mental disorders in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Society of America reports 40 million adults, or 18.1% of the population suffers from some sort of anxiety driven disorder. While anxiety is common, only 36.9% of anxiety sufferers seek treatment for their illness.

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How to Prepare for Your First Acupuncture Treatment

Not everyone is familiar with acupuncture and its process, and for many, it seems mysterious and unfamiliar, and even a bit scary or intimidating.  After all, there are needles involved, but please let me assure you, that in the right practitioner’s hands, you will experience no pain or discomfort, and you’ll leave your acupuncture session feeling calm, relaxed, and recharged.  This is the goal at Phoenix Rising Acupuncture: to feel better when you leave than when you walk in.

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