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Give Thanks

As we approach what may be an unconventional Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to take a moment to discuss gratitude.  Studies have shown that people who live with a sense of gratitude tend to live happier lives, form healthier relationships, and maintain better mental and physical health overall. Showing gratitude can promote better sleep, enhance self-esteem, decrease aches and pains, and even aid in overcoming trauma. Here are a few of our favorite ways to express gratitude: 

✍️ Write it down – Keep a journal, send a “Thank you” note, or just take a moment to list a few things you feel grateful for each week.

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Welcome in!

Have you had a chance to see our new lobby yet?

Due to Covid-19, we are still having patients wait in their cars, but we are so excited to share this new waitingspace with you!

Please note that our retail store IS open! We have gotten lots of new goodies in recently, and you are welcome to shop before or after your appointment. 

In the spirit of Fall – the season of gratitude – we want to express how grateful we are to you all for your kind words, reviews, referrals, and appreciation of the work we do. 

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Thank you, veterans

Today we honor those who served and who continue to serve. Thank you so much for your courage, service, and dedication. 🙏🏼

One of our longstanding goals is to make acupuncture and holistic medicine affordable and accessible to everyone, including our Vets. In recent years, we have had the privilege to work with the VA and help bring wellness and healing into the lives of our local Veterans. It has been an honor to serve this community.

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This one’s for the guys! 🧔🏻👨🏾👴🏼🧔🏽

We have been talking a lot about women’s health recently, but men can benefit from acupuncture and holistic medicine, too! It’s a huge misconception that acupuncture is only for women. We see a great deal of men in our practice and we really enjoy helping them correct imbalances in their bodies and take ownership of their health.

So many men live with chronic pain and other health disorders because they feel a misplaced need to be “strong” and often avoid asking for help — it’s time to break this habit!

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How to Boost Your Fertility and Increase Your Chances…

There are so many factors in play when we discuss a woman’s fertility: hormones, diet, stress levels, emotions, genetics, having an adequate support system, the list goes on. We love working with women who are trying to conceive because we have seen huge success from the addition of acupuncture and herbal medicine. If you have decided to pursue IVF, we cannot stress enough how important it is to prepare your body. Ideally, we want to start early, but even just ONE acupuncture treatment before IVF can substantially increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

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How to Manage Stress in Pregnancy or While Trying…

Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive are constantly being told not to stress but never told how – this notion can often create more stress. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are so beneficial for reducing stress and calming the sympathetic nervous system, but why is this important?

When your body’s cortisol levels are high, it is hard for your body to produce progesterone – a hormone crucial for fertility and pregnancy. Progesterone causes the uterine lining to thicken and accept a fertilized egg. It also helps prevent uterine contractions that could cause the body to reject the egg. 

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Our Doors Are Open For You

We are committed to your health and safety! To help us provide care for you during this unprecedented time, please comply with the following protocols:

🚗When you arrive, please wait in your car for your practitioner to text you.
😷You must wear a face mask while in our building. Please bring your own to help us maintain our supplies. If you do not have one, we will supply one.
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦We cannot accommodate family members in the lobby or treatment rooms during this time (unless you are a parent staying with your child during treatment).
🤒Unfortunately, we cannot see you in the clinic if you exhibit cold or flu symptoms.
🌱If you have a cold, flu, or coronavirus, schedule a virtual herbal consult – herbs are incredibly effective for such conditions.

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Pericardium 7

Pericardium 7

The Pericardium is one of the four organs and channels associated with the fire element of Summer. Its points are commonly used to calm anxiety, ease digestive upset (including nausea during pregnancy), and alleviate carpal tunnel pain.

Being the season of fire and a time when many of us naturally desire connection with others and an outlet for our yang energy, our Pericardiums are activated and may be feeling more discombobulated this year than most. We’re feeling the heat and frenzied energy of the world, yet we aren’t having as many opportunities to engage with others, splash in the water at the beach or disperse all this heat in a healthy way (laughter, joy, intimacy).

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