When a client comes to our office for an emotional condition, I ask a lot of questions. For all new patients, we always do a thorough intake. But as far as emotions, I find there is a wide range of experiences and feelings that go into any diagnosis – including depression. For example, some … [Read more...] about Acupuncture & Depression; Diagnosis is paramount to success
Here in Michigan we are awaiting a winter storm. It will be cold, with a dark sky & a blanket of ivory over everything. In Chinese Medicine, this time of year reflects the Kidney energy, which is the body's deepest and most vital energy source. The Kidney energy is literally in our DNA and … [Read more...] about Honoring the season of winter in body, mind, and spirit
As the cold comes down and leaves a white blanket on the earth, I affirm that life is beautiful. The trees have shed what no longer serves them and are going bare. Releasing their outward extension of life and going within, getting quiet and still. With this sweet serene landscape, I … [Read more...] about New Years Meditation by Monica Mae
When I tell someone I am an Acupuncturist, they respond with curiosity and questions! Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions in our clinic~ What is the goal of Acupuncture? The goal of Acupuncture is to restore balance in our body by working with our body's own Qi … [Read more...] about Acupuncture’s most Frequently Asked Questions
It is hard to make sense of something that is difficult to make sense of! Most people who come for acupuncture come without knowing much about “how it works”. We take time in our initial session to explain the premise behind acupuncture. In explaining it – it makes so much sense! Acupuncture is … [Read more...] about How does acupuncture work?
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor