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Acupuncture is Great for Treating Chronic Pain

Acupuncture is Great for Treating Chronic Pain

The National Institutes of Health estimates that approximately 25.3 million adults suffer from chronic pain (defined as experiencing pain every day for the preceding three months). They also estimate that nearly 40 million adults experience what is considered severe levels of pain.

Chronic pain can be debilitating for those suffering from it and directly impacts quality of life. People often treat chronic pain with anti-inflammatory medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), physical therapy, or with ice and heat, but those options don’t always provide long lasting relief. According to Harvard Medical School, “acupuncture is an option with a good track record that’s worth considering.”  continue reading »

Top 3 Reasons Acupuncture is Great for Seniors

Top 3 Reasons Acupuncture is Great for Seniors

As we get older, those aches and pains become a little more pronounced and life begins to create some new challenges. For many seniors, schedules become impacted with doctor’s appointments and trips to the pharmacy. If you haven’t tried acupuncture, here are three reasons you should give it a try as it can greatly help some of the greatest health challenges facing seniors today.  continue reading »

The Lotus Flower and Acupuncture

Lotus Flower, New Beginnings and Acupuncture

Why the Lotus Flower Image?
What does the Lotus Flower have to do with Acupuncture?

The lotus flower symbolizes new beginnings.

It is regarded in many different cultures as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth.
The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with beauty. Untouched by the impurity around it, the lotus flower symbolizes purity of the heart and mind. It rises above despite its’ challenges.

Growing out of murky waters, the lotus flower’s roots anchor it in the mud but the flower rises above its environment each morning blossoming open, one petal at a time to bloom in beauty facing the sun. It remains grounded. Proud of what it is and yet still apart from its environment. It beautifies the environment and makes it better simply by just being there.

Just like the lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world!

Effects of Acupuncture on Alzheimer’s

Acupuncture and Alzheimer's

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

First things first, among adults over 65 years old Alzheimer’s is the disease that is found to cause most cases of dementia. Whereas Dementia is the actual loss of cognitive function so severe it interferes with daily life. Dementia ranges in severity from the loss of memory, ability to think, reason, plan and can even interfere with basic problem solving.

Officially, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. However, recent estimates show the disease ranks closer to third as a cause of death among older adults, just behind cancer and heart disease. While Alzheimer’s disease and related Dementias are more common among aging adults, it is not a normal part of the aging process.

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Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility

Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility

Infertility struggles have become more and more common in recent years. There are many physical and environmental contributors to infertility and couples dealing with this issue are desperate for solutions. As it makes its way into the mainstream health world, acupuncture has become more of a go-to treatment method for both males and females; and there is plenty of valid research to back up these claims. A quick search of PubMed will give you hundreds of studies illustrating the positive effects of acupuncture on various issues related to infertility.  continue reading »

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