I recently wrote a blog post about the benefits of acupuncture and herbal therapy for the debilitating condition that 1 in 10 women will face in their lives: endometriosis. The article outlines ways in which acupuncture, nutrition and herbal therapy can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation associated with endometriosis. You can read the full article on Kari Anderson’s blog Will Travel 4 Kale.Read More
If there's one question I get asked most frequently, it's this one: how many treatments will I need? The answer isn't so simple, however. There are numerous factors to take into account when determining how many acupuncture treatments you may need, including…Read More
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.Read More
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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.
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.Read More
Let's face it, when it comes to finding the right Houston Acupuncture Clinic or Houston Acupuncturist for you, it may not be so easy. There are many things to take into consideration…
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.Read More
“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 SankeyRead More
Reduces Inflammation. Oh, this is a big one, since all chronic disease is caused by inflammation, either in an organ or systemically. When inflammation is reduced, your body can heal naturally. Think of acupuncture as a holistic steroid, which signals your own body's anti-inflammatory response.
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.Read More
This year has been a year of decluttering and simplifying, and as a result, I had some surprising farewells in my life. This was done all in the name of staying emotionally and physically healthy. I started with common items that were inevitably negatively affecting my health. The first to go? Plastic.Read More
I've never been so great at making (or keeping) New Year's Resolutions. Last year, as January 1st came and went, I didn't vow to change a thing. However, looking back over this past year, I realized I made some pretty significant changes.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Admittedly, when most people consider acupuncture, it’s usually for pain-related issues, like back pain, neck pain, or headaches. However, more and more people are turning to acupuncture for cosmetic results.Read More
Adrenal fatigue has become a popular “buzz word” in today’s health arena. Stress is considered to be the primary culprit, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a large portion of Americans suffer from the collection of symptoms that make up the syndrome referred to as “adrenal fatigue”.Read More
The majority of Americans suffer from one or more chronic illnesses, including allergies, asthma, eczema, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and the list goes on. Why has it been so difficult to make positive changes for such serious chronic ailments?Read More
It’s that time of year again when everyone is declaring New Year’s resolutions. Inevitably, health-related goals tend to be at the top of most people’s list. The ultimate goal is to feel better and look amazing, and the great news is that acupuncture can assist you with whatever health goals you may have for 2015 and beyond.Read More