Staying active as a teenager and young adult is never an issue, but as we age, it can be a challenge to keep moving, especially if you suffer from a health condition or injury. However, it’s important to keep yourself moving as it can lead to a host of physical and mental health benefits. Follow these three tips to stay active no matter what your age or fitness level.continue reading »
Three Tips to Staying Active at Any Age was last modified: April 24th, 2023 by admin
There are countless articles and research papers on the benefits of acupuncture, but did you know that it can also be used to combat the signs of aging? A natural alternative to surgery or Botox, facial acupuncture is merely an extension of traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine philosophy.
Unlike an injection of Botox or some other filler, facial acupuncture addresses not just the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles but it also helps to restore your skin’s overall health. Now, you might be worried about acupuncture needles placed in your face, but acupuncture is safe and effective and is recognized by the World Health Organization and there are established guidelines for practice just like any other health profession. Practitioners are also licensed by their state’s department of health so you can be confident that you are in good hands. continue reading »
Facial Rejuvenation with Cosmetic Acupuncture was last modified: April 24th, 2023 by admin
Self-care has become a trendy buzzword in the post-Covid era but the benefits to practicing regular self-care are undeniable. But first, let’s talk about what self-care is and what it isn’t. Self-care is taking steps to address your physical and emotional health needs to the best of your ability. Self-care is not being selfish or self-indulgent.
And nobody knows the importance of self-care better than moms. Yet moms are usually the first to put themselves at the bottom of the list in terms of self-care. But we don’t all have to be moms to have an overwhelming to-do list that depletes us mentally and physically. Just like a healthy diet and regular exercise, self-care is the next key to great physical and mental health.
The best part about self-care is that it includes a variety of activities that can range from exercise, yoga, hiking in nature, or bike riding, to quieter outlets like reading, meditation, prayer, or a warm bath. It really is up to you to determine what outlet is best for you. continue reading »
Four Reasons Self-Care Should be a Priority in Your Life was last modified: March 27th, 2023 by admin
As mental health issues have come to the forefront in recent years, many have sought more natural treatment options that don’t involve pharmaceuticals and their potentially harmful effects. Acupuncture has become a popular option for treating mental health issues, including depression. But does it work? Before we answer that question, let’s give a proper definition to both acupuncture and depression.continue reading »
Can Acupuncture Help with Depression? was last modified: March 27th, 2023 by admin
Yin Deficiency is a condition in which the Yin fluids in the body become depleted and the body begins to show signs of overheating. You can think of it as a car that has run out of oil and its engine begins to give off plumes of smoke. These fluids include blood, sweat, saliva, lymph, hormones, intracellular fluid, and fluid between joints (bursa). When our level of Yin gets low, we can start to “burn up”, and the body begins taking resources from our Jing (Essence) that cannot be replenished. Our Essence is the constitution that we are born with, which is inherited from our parents. I’d like to think of Essence as the battery pack that powers us our whole life.
Yin Deficiency is often brought on by stress, overwork, poor diet, cigarettes, some pharmaceuticals, and recreational drugs. continue reading »
TCM Food Therapy Spotlight: Yin Deficiency was last modified: March 27th, 2023 by admin
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