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 range from mildly annoying to potentially life changing issues.

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Lori Earley
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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Lori Earley
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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Lori Earley
Why Cosmetic Acupuncture is the "New Botox"

Sometimes it takes time – like a few centuries, perhaps? – to catch on to a health or beauty trend.  If you scroll through the social media feeds of natural spas and salons, holistic healing centers, or health gurus, then undoubtedly you’ve seen more than enough posts about cupping, facial gua sha, and cosmetic acupuncture recently. 

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Lori Earley
Fertility & The Emotional Journey: Part 1

I recently received a call from one of my long-term patients, who over the past 6 months wanted to focus on boosting her fertility health.  She was a regular patient who lead a very healthy, green, clean lifestyle, eating all the healthy organic foods, while carefully tracking her cycle and ovulation.  Everything looked great on paper. 

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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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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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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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