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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Lori Earley
Acupuncture for Insomnia

 There are natural ways to help ease insomnia and promote restful sleep, one of which is acupuncture. In fact, although the natural ways may not work as quickly as popping a pill, they are effective, with no side effects.  I suggest a combination of the following…

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Lori Earley
What is Reiki?

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like something was off? Maybe you have met someone and felt they had a good or bad vibe before they even spoke? A Certified Reiki practitioner is trained or attuned to recognize these feelings.

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Pssst...PMS Is Not Normal (And How to Fix It)

I recently conducted an informal poll on social media, which went out to over 100 women, asking questions about symptoms related to their cycle.  What I discovered is that 100% of women experience at least one PMS symptom during the time of their cycle.  Most women (about 80%) experience some cramping, whether it was mild, moderate, or severe.  About one-third experience headaches, nearly half experience breast tenderness, breast swelling, bloating, and food cravings, and nearly all admitted to moodiness. 

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Moon Magic For Your Skin

These facial serums and the rest of the line by Wild Grace Apothecary are available at Phoenix Rising Acupuncture in Houston, Texas.

Written by Katie Grace: When I first started learning about herbal medicine, my favorite things to make were solar-infused oils. There's something alchemical about how the Sun, plants, and oils come together, transform and transmute to create a potion that captures the essence of all three.  

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Healing Beyond the Physical

In early May, I was immersed in the magical forests of the Pacific Northwest, embarking upon a one-year Master Healer program that will continue into 2019.  I set out with the intention to bring back an array of healing tools and therapies that I may bestow upon my clients, but little did I know that I would come back with so much more.  

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What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (also referred to as Cosmetic Acupuncture) is a safe, cost-effective, non-invasive, and natural way to help reverse the signs of aging.  From a physiological perspective, “micro traumas” are produced by the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles, thereby stimulating collagen, elastin, and fibrinogen production.  (You, know, those skin-plumping cells we had plenty of in our teens and twenties. wink. wink.)  Stimulating the production of these cells helps bring back a more youthful appearance.

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What is Esoteric Acupuncture?

“The power of acupuncture is to harmonize and strengthen the body systems before a disease stage, but the power of Esoteric Acupuncture is to work with expanding consciousness and strengthen the root, which is our Higher, Inner Spiritual Heart Center.” Dr. Mikio Sankey

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What is Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient healing modality that dates back millennia, and it is a key healing tool in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Cupping is a technique that uses plastic, ceramic, or class cups to create suction on the skin, thereby lifting the muscle and fascia to help increase blood circulation, release tension in tight muscles, and detoxify the body. 

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself as an Empath

It is hard to know whether there were always as many empathic humans as there are walking the earth today, or whether it’s a more modern phenomenon.  Whether strongly empathic tendencies are somehow connected to this age of information, the birth of the internet, and the incredible dissemination of knowledge we know now…

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Lori Earley
The Legend of the Phoenix: Transformation, Empowerment, Renewal

The Phoenix is a legend as ancient as any, but through the ages, it’s meaning and relevance has remained undiluted for tens of thousands of years.  The story woven through its wings comes and goes, crossing boundaries of time and distance, emerging and expressing through cultures from Ancient Egypt and Arabia, to China and Japan.  

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Lori Earley
Autumn: A Time to Release & Let Go

Autumn is upon us as we (hopefully) usher out the scorching heat and welcome the cooler temperatures. According to Five Element Theory in Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the season associated with the element of Metal. It is a dry season, which follows the humid summer. Our bodies are microcosms of the environment around us, and so, dryness can become more problematic during this time.

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Mainstream Medicine vs. ‘Alternative’ Healing

The US Medical System is a vast and complex beast, riddled with as many issues of practice and politics, as the solutions, care and wellness that it provides. It’s a machine that costs the American people $3.2 trillion last year, which is more than any other nation spends on healthcare, yet Americans rank only 42nd globally in life expectancy at birth so without looking any more deeply than this, it’s already clear that something doesn’t add up.

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