Acupuncture is, among many things, a transfer of energy. When we needle a point, we are using the needle to active the acupuncture point’s unique function. Each acupuncture treatment is a combination of points that are used to treat each person's Chinese medical pathology. However, I have found … [Read more...] about The Power of Intention
As acupuncturists, we sit with our clients and talk with them about their emotions. Emotions are an important part of the intake process for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Emotions affect our physical health and physical health affects our emotional well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine – … [Read more...] about Making friends with our emotions
As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want and … [Read more...] about The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for women in their prime!
When was the last time you thought to breathe? Breathing is an automatic body action that has some conscious control. Everyone knows how to breathe, right? Unfortunately not. Go ahead, try it. Sit up straight with your feet on the ground. Place one hand on your abdomen and the other on your … [Read more...] about Belly Breathing
The thought of meditation often brings cringes of resistance and images uncomfortably sitting, legs crossed, in a still position for long periods of time. Most people resist the idea of meditation because they cannot imagine themselves slowing down. We live in a world that is extremely … [Read more...] about Why Meditate?
I first started with acupuncture as a patient. I was living in Chicago - in my mid 30's and I was dealing with a number of physical health issues - nothing too serious - and many that were caused by the stress in my life. I was not "sick". There really was no need for me to go to the doctor. Why … [Read more...] about Why Choose Acupuncture?