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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Lori Earley
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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Lori Earley
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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Lori Earley
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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Lori Earley
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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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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Lori Earley
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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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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Acupuncture & Natural Remedies for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is an often painful gynecological disorder in which the uterine lining (the cells of the womb) begin to proliferate outside of the womb itself, like the bowels, the abdomen, and in rare cases even the brain and lungs, which can lead to severe and sometimes fatal events. Luckily, acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary modifications, and other natural remedies can be immensely beneficial in the treatment of endometriosis.

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Lori Earley
Acupuncture & Natural Remedies for PMS

Pssst….PMS is not normal, but there are natural remedies for PMS, including acupuncture.

I recently conducted an informal poll on social media, which went out to hundreds of 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.  The most alarming statistic was that every woman who responded who was not a Chinese Medicine practitioner believe that there was no long-term relief, and this was their fate to suffer.  (Hint: there is an answer. Read on…)

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Natural Skin Care: Moon Magic For Your Skin

Natural skin care is important when doing facial acupuncture treatments, and the 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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