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. Well, not all plastic. In this day and age, that would be nearly impossible; however, my little family and I have raised our consciousness and awareness about all the plastic we’ve been using that could be negatively affecting our health, and sadly, our planet too.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: our world is SO full of windows into the lives of others and we can be rapidly, intimately connected to experiences beyond our ordinary reach, at almost any moment we choose.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.
In the body, Metal manifests as the lung and large intestine organs, which govern the functions of purification and release.
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. Cosmetic acupuncture has been brought to the public’s attention by Hollywood A-listers, such as Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Julianne Moore. Even Kim Kardashian (not necessarily an A-lister, but very much a public figure in pop culture) has tweeted pictures of herself while undergoing cosmetic acupuncture treatment.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”.
Let’s face it; we live in a Type A society. Traffic jams. Deadlines. Sleep deprivation. Overwork. Caffeine. Burn out.
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? Modern medicine relies heavily, if not solely, on pharmaceuticals to help manage the symptoms associated with the myriad of chronic diseases.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
Many clients walk through the doors of Phoenix Rising Acupuncture with the same story to share. Stress is overwhelming their lives. The manifestations vary from anxiety to pain to physical illness to depression. For many, stress has lead to anxiety with symptoms of shakiness, racing heart, upset stomach, and insomnia, but for others, stress overload has developed into depression, sometimes so debilitating that it’s difficult to get out of bed to face the day. Their stories are all too familiar to me.Read More
Perhaps you may have noticed an acupuncture clinic pop up in your neighborhood, or you’ve become aware of the publicity acupuncture is receiving in mainstream media. If you’ve tuned into The Dr. Oz Show on television, there is a good chance you have heard some buzz about acupuncture, and the health benefits it has to offer. Here is some information on this ancient healing therapy.Read More