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The end of the year is fast approaching. Do you still have funds in your health savings account? You can use your HSA to pay for acupuncture sessions! We see many patients who use their HSA Debit Card toward their acupuncture treatments.
Around 22 million people in the United States have an HSA (which is a tax-deductible program) and a smart way to cover medical expenses for the whole family. Health Savings Accounts can also create opportunities to take advantage of other health-related services that you thought you had to pay for out of pocket.
Why Should I Try Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is very effective to treat a wide range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain and recovery from injuries, women’s health and fertility, Immunity and Respiratory issues as well as sleep, anxiety and low energy.
If you or a friend has never tried it for yourself this is a great opportunity. The truth is that acupuncture is an effective, holistic way to manage symptoms and medical problems. Why should you consider paying for acupuncture with your HSA this year?
Start Acupuncture Now With Your Health Savings Account!
There is still time to make an appointment that can be covered by this year’s health savings account funds. Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine located in West Bloomfield today to schedule your next session.
Summer colds make you feel miserable and can linger for days or weeks. They can ruin your plans to enjoy the season. Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach to cold prevention and treatment. Rather than worry about viruses and bacteria, it is best to focus on fortifying ourselves so that these invaders are not able to take hold.
Letting the Body Fight Summer Colds Naturally
There are several things you can do to help your body fight off a summer cold naturally. They include:
Qi, or healing energy, should be maintained in abundance. That means avoiding overdoing it, eating properly, and making sure you are getting sufficient rest.
Food has a powerful influence over your body’s ability to heal and remain balanced. Stick to regular small meals and avoid over-consuming chilled, frozen, or raw foods.
Lungs are an essential component within your immune system. They are also the first area to experience illness. Perform deep breathing exercises and make sure you rest your voice as needed.
Holistic Treatment for a Summer Cold
What should you do if you already have a summer cold?
Chinese medicine provides us many ways to prevent and treat summer colds. Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine today to make an appointment and learn more about holistic treatment options.
As an adult, you know how troublesome an injury or illness can be. We sometimes forget that our children are susceptible to the same ailments. They often do not understand what’s happening or know how to communicate what is wrong. It is not uncommon for kids to come home with:
In addition, Kids can experience anxiety when anticipating a new school year or facing a significant life change such as a divorce or the birth of a sibling. They can also become injured while playing sports. Children often come to our practice to receive both Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy.
Acupuncture for Kids
Acupuncture can help children deal with symptoms without heavy medications. It’s an effective alternative for kids with sensitivities to prescription drugs. It is safe when done by a trained practitioner.
Acupuncture supports our own natural ability to heal. It is simple, relaxing and very effective in relieving physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Acupuncture helps to release endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers. Oftentimes children experience great results in a short period of time!
CranioSacral Therapy for Kids
CranioSacral therapy is another option that uses gentle touches that are usually no firmer than the weight of a nickel. The practitioner will touch the head, neck, and back to release restrictions and improve nervous system function. It is frequently used as a treatment and a preventative measure.
It is important to remember that our kids need treatment, too. By helping them heal from injuries and cope with stress, we provide them the tools they need to grow into happy, healthy adults.
Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine to learn more and to schedule an appointment for your child.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an effective treatment option for children who are under stress, susceptible to getting sick or recovering from an injury. In our practice, we regularly see children whose parents are seeking a more integrative approach to their children’s healthcare. Acupuncture and TCM can help families manage many conditions, including:
Each child is unique. It is important to choose foods for your child that are good for their individual body, not necessarily those that are the most popular or trending. Dietary therapy is curative, meaning it works to solve the problem rather than just make the symptoms go away without treating the condition.
Tips for Starting Dietary Therapy
The following tips will help you get started on a kid-friendly TCM diet.
What Foods Should My Child Avoid?
Each child is unique and specific dietary changes can be recommended after an in office visit. However, Generally speaking, there are some foods to limit when following guidelines of a TCM based diet. They include anything super sweet like juice, processed fruit snacks and flavored yogurts. For those children with sensitive stomachs, be aware of combining sweetness with cold temperature foods such as ice cream. Healthy alternatives include warmed applesauce with a little cinnamon or other fruit or vegetable snacks.
For an individualized plan that will meet your child’s particular needs, contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine to schedule an appointment.
Many of you who are reading this are aware of the unlimited benefits of getting acupuncture and bodywork on regular basis! However, what do you do with your children when it comes to their health?
Children have very dynamic life and their bodies are rapidly changing. They are under a constant struggle between acclimating to new environments vs. their natural instinct of being who they are. As adults we have a hard time juggling between those factors at times, can you imagine how overwhelming physically and emotionally it can be for your kid? [Read more…]
Dates: The first Thursday evening of every month, 7-8pm
Location: All meetings will be held at Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine
7001 Orchard Lake Road, Suite #120, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
There is no cost to attend. RSVP required (248) 737-7126
Group Moderator: Julie Shindler-Cohen, MSTOM, Dipl. OM
Julie is a registered acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Julie earned her degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and completed an internship at the Zhejiang College of Medicine in Hangzhou, China. In addition, Julie has acquired additional training in fertility under Jane Lyttleton and pregnancy under Debra Betts. Julie has a passion for treating couples experiencing infertility and uses her knowledge and experience to assist couple during their journey.
Why is it that so many people suffer from constipation? And how can Chinese medicine help?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) problems, affecting about 42 million people in the U.S. – NIH website
Eliminating is related to the concept of letting go. In Chinese medicine, letting go is a quality affiliated with the Metal element (Out of the five elements – Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) which the lungs and the Large intestine are a part of. Both these organs (more like functions than actual organ) in Chinese medicine are in charge of making sure we are keeping the valuable and are letting go of what is not needed – physically, emotionally and mentally.
On a physical level, the lungs take care of the relatively esoteric gas – the air. They are in charge of using the separating the oxygen from the rest so the body can use it and are eliminating the byproduct of the metabolism in the body, the CO2 – this process has a short cycle and it is repeated many times throughout the day (more Yang in nature). The large intestine deals with more substantial material which is what is left from the food after it is passing through the digestive system which occurs once a day, eliminates all that is not needed anymore and absorbs back water and key nutrients (more Yin in nature). When our body is done extracting the valuable resources from the air or the food – it is letting go of the waste.
On an emotional level – the action of letting go is controlled by the Metal element as well, Grief or Sadness are the emotions related to it. The lungs energy is allowing us to release sadness through crying it has the same energy as a seed the being spread by the wind or a chick that leaves the nest. On a more substantial level, the energy of the large intestine is allowing us to let go of possessions we no longer need. It is the same motion of a ripe fruit falling from the tree on to the ground. All of those are related to the autumn season.
Interestingly, the lung meridian (energy pathway) flows to the thumb and the large intestine meridian flows to the index finger- both fingers are used to form a grip. Letting go is a skill hard to master. It requires the ability to passively do an action, which is a contradiction in a way.
With acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition it is possible to work on those aspects and strengthen one’s body and mind ability to let go of what is no longer needed….the outcome is also better elimination 🙂
Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine
7001 Orchard Lake Rd, Suite 120,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 737-7126
Fax: (248) 737-7127
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