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Acupuncture for heart health

  February is American heart health month. Traditionally, the month for lovers and all things heart related. We are reminded to take care of our heart. Heart Disease is still the leading cause of death worldwide. There are many areas of concern for heart health. For example, high blood pressure, stress, healthy diet/weight, and insomnia….

2019: Year of the Pig. A year of fortune and good luck.

Gong Xi Fa Cái! Happy New Year! According to Chinese astrology, this is a good year to make money. It is also a great year to build or strengthen friendships and bonds with loved ones. The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is the longest and most celebrated holiday in Chinese culture. Different traditions…

Nourishing your body in the winter-A Chinese element perspective

According to Chinese medicine, the organ system associated with the winter is the kidneys. Winter represents the most Yin aspect-it is dark, cold and slow in energy (as opposed to Yang-which is represented by summer whose energy is light, warm and quick.) In the winter time-the days are shorter, it is colder outside and we…

How to Prevent Sickness, Like the Flu, With Rapidly Changing Weather in Raleigh

With the number of flu deaths rising daily and the rapid weather changes in the Triangle, sickness seems to be lurking around every corner. How can we best protect ourselves against these viruses? As Licensed Acupuncturist in the Triangle, I work with individuals in Raleigh and surrounding areas to help strengthen their body’s natural defenses…

Acupuncture Success Stories

.Acupuncture and alternative medicine practices are usually met with skepticism among those who have yet to experience them. Do they come with many questions such as will it really work? Do the needles hurt? How can a physical treatment improve my feelings of overall well-being? I could go on and on about how much value…

4 Ways Acupuncture Can Help Boost Weight Loss Efforts

I have read many statistics on weight loss and the numbers are staggering: one in four Americans are overweight. Even worse, Americans spend over 33 billion dollars every year on weight-loss programs. Despite all of the money spent on weight-loss, Americans have not become healthier. Actually, the statistics seem to get worse every year. As…

3 Reasons Acupuncture is the Best Non-Opioid Pain Relief

The opioid epidemic has become a well-known crisis in the United States. There has been continued effort to end the epidemic via governmental funding by restricting prescriber guidelines, which is good news! But with restrictions, many individuals are left without pain relief. There are multiple options of alternative therapies to stop the cycle of opioid…

Managing Anxiety with Acupuncture

Anxiety is a prevalent condition among millions of American adults, approximately 3.3 million, to be exact. In addition to anxiety and the debilitating mental and physical effects it has, many adults will also typically have another co-occurring mental or physical illness. The addition of physical pain only exacerbates the existing symptoms of anxiety, often causing…

5 Ways to Help You Stick to Your New Years Resolutions

It is that time of year again: New Year’s Resolutions. New Year’s resolutions can have an odd impact on an individual’s body. When someone sets a resolution then doesn’t stick to it, they can experience increased stress, anxiety, and depression. This means that our body is physically impacted by the decision of our resolutions for…

The Impact That Holiday Eating Has on Your Body

The holiday season is a wonderful time where families and friends come together to celebrate each other. Arguably, one of the most important additions to these times is the various foods decorating the tabletops. It can be quite tempting to overindulge and overeat, in fact, it’s practically encouraged! However, these carb-heavy and sugar-rich holiday meals…