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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.
Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine provides whole-body choices that are safe, beneficial, and professional. We offer acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and CranioSacral therapy to help patients heal. The key to our success lies in our team of caring professionals.
America has officially celebrated the efforts of its labor force for over 120 years. We would like to join others across the country in acknowledging their contributions. Thank you to all workers for helping to build and strengthen every town, city, and suburb across our nation.
Karen Siegel-Propis , MSOM, MPH, R.Ac. Dipl CH, RD
A Different Take on Classic Acupuncture
Dr. Richard Tan was a practitioner and teacher of acupuncture. He brought old and new schools of thought together to create a powerful healing method. His family celebrates a long tradition of Chinese medicine, which gave Dr. Tan an understanding of ancient practices. He combined that knowledge with his education in engineering to create a new method that provides immediate relief for many patients.
How Does the Balance Method Work?
Chinese medicine utilizes an energetic model to provide healing and relief. Each organ in the human body and corresponding energy channels are connected to form a complex network. That means that one area can affect another.
The Balance Method requires deep knowledge of these channels to achieve a stronger effect whether the practitioner is using acupuncture, herbal medicine, or a combination of the two. For example, this method uses points associated with the channels causing discomfort. Pain on one side of the body may be treated by inserting needles into a point on the opposite side.
What is the Best Acupuncture Method for Me?
Knowing how to apply acupuncture requires significant knowledge and experience. There is a lot of potential for pain and symptom relief when working with a professional acupuncturist. The first step is scheduling an appointment with someone who understands traditional medicine and its applications. Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan today to talk to and make an appointment with an expert. We can provide advice and make suggestions for holistic treatment options that could help you find a solution that best works for you.
Julie Silver, MSW, R.Ac.
Holistic Medicine Can Help Reduce Symptoms
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine that has been used for thousands of years. It is based on the theory that our body has its own ability to promote healing through balancing an energy in our body called “qi”.
The acupuncture process involves the placement of very thin needles into acupuncture points along energy pathways (called meridians) that run throughout the body. This process restores the flow of qi to allow healing and to improve health.
How Does Acupuncture Provide Arthritis Relief?
The root of arthritis is inflammation. Arthro = joint and itis = inflammation. Joint pain and swelling are among the most common symptoms of arthritis. Inflammation can occur in many parts of our body. It is well known that Acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation. According to the Health Medicine Institute, Acupuncture successfully down regulates a pro inflammatory biochemical which results in anti-inflammatory responses and acupuncture signaling stimulates anti-inflammatory effects.
Should I Try Acupuncture for Arthritis?
One of our skilled acupuncturists can help. Most professionals recommend starting with bi weekly treatments for the first couple weeks, until patients begin to experience benefits. Once there is an improvement, you can decrease visit frequency.
Acupuncture is often chosen by patients who have tried other conventional methods without success. You do not need to wait until you exhaust other avenues. If you are experiencing new pain or symptoms, or have had chronic pain, consider visiting an acupuncturist to help relieve your symptoms. Many patients have reported arthritis relief. Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan for an appointment today.
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.
Monica Mae Leibson, R. Ac., Dipl. Ac.
While surgery may be necessary, it can cause discomfort and limit the patient’s ability to move and function for a period of time. Some turn to acupuncture as a way to help the healing process after undergoing a surgical procedure. What are the modern benefits of this traditional Chinese treatment?
If you have to stay in the hospital after surgery, then you need a healthy immune system to help you recover and fight off any germs in the area. Acupuncture helps normalize immune response so that you are better equipped to overcome illness.
Pain after surgery is normal. Acupuncture can help you stay comfortable so you require fewer pain medications while you recover. That also means you’ll experience fewer side effects often associated with pills.
Scarring can happen after a surgery, especially those that require multiple or larger incisions. An acupuncturist can work under the scar. A procedure known as moxibustion may be used. This needleless treatment uses the herb Artemisia vulgaris, or mugwort, to bring qi, warmth and blood flow to the surgical region to promote healing. It is also used to fortify the immune system.
Schedule Acupuncture for Surgery
Acupuncture can also be used pre-op to help calm anxiety. To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture before or after surgery, contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan. We are available to help you decide if this is the best treatment option for you.
Julie Shindler-Cohen, R. Ac., Dipl. OM, FABORM
Headaches are a common problem that affect people all over the world. Finding the right treatment can be difficult because headaches occur for different reasons. Many patients have found relief through acupuncture, a traditional Chinese practice that has been used for thousands of years.
Acupuncture for Tension Headaches
Tension headaches can cause significant discomfort. The symptoms include dull aching in the head, neck tenderness or tightness, and feelings of pressure behind the eyes, along the forehead, or on the sides or back of the head.
Acupuncture interacts with the nervous system to signal the brain to direct blood flow to the affected region. This helps relax muscles and reduces pain and tension. The procedure also causes the release of endorphins and enkephalins, which naturally stop pain.
Acupuncture for Migraines
A study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that involved nearly 500 adults with migraines. Some participants were treated with real acupuncture while others were treated with a fake imitation involving needles inserted at nonspecific points in the body. Participants had no idea which they received during the four-week-long study.
While both groups experienced some relief immediately, only those who received real acupuncture reported long-term improvement. On average, those who received acupuncture had reduced migraine intensity and frequency three months later while those who received the sham treatment did not.
Acupuncture for All Other Headaches
Acupuncture offers a holistic alternative to conventional medical treatments for all headaches and migraines. Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan to make an appointment with one of our experienced and highly trained acupuncturists.
This Memorial Day weekend Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine honors those who bravely served and have given their lives, the ultimate sacrifice, for our freedom.
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