Yes! We are moving sooner than we are expecting because the space is almost ready! So if everything goes as planned, we will be in the space and seeing our clients on Monday, June 13th! Keep your eyes open for updates but plan accordingly! I think everyone will LOVE the new space!
Acupuncture (and massage): Let’s Get To The Point!!!
It has come so abundantly clear to me recently how important it is to invest time in planning ahead for our health and well being as we age. We will spend hours and much money securing our financial futures yet we push through colds/flus, ignore the little pain in our knee until we can’t ignore it any longer, or make unwise choices with our diet and level of exercise. These actions are not meant to help us secure a long term future of good health.
A good friend of mine even said to me today that when she gets sick, she can’t afford to stop...
Have you ever gone on a trip and before you did, you gathered all the maps and talked to people who had gone before, trying to get all the information you could so you could have the best trip experience? You find yourself pouring over websites full of information, talking to the AAA travel advisor, and planning out the daily events. I know I did exactly this when we were planning our first Disney trip...
The only thing constant is change.
Yet it is the one thing we fight tooth and nail against, causing us more strife than is necessary. I have seen more clients come in for treatments lately to address exactly this.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotionally we begin to overworry, taxing our Spleen and it’s capability to transform food and transport the pure Qi to the Lungs and the Kidneys. When this occurs, it all gets backed up and is one of the reasons why human beings start to gain weight around their midsection...
As I awoke this morning to go to my weekly business meeting, I was slammed with excruciating pain in my neck and head as if a Mack truck had driven through my bedroom. You see, it was years of neck pain and migraines that brought me first to acupuncture myself and what has successfully taken it away. I was on a ton of ibuprofen just to get through my workday and I was only 24 years old. This I knew was not going to work over the long haul...
Ah yes, one of the biggest complaints I see in the clinic is Plantar Fasciitis and the pain associated with it can sideline a linebacker and bring a real estate agent to her knees. The fascia on the bottom of the foot can begin to get inflamed due to injury, overuse, or predisposed factors (i.e.: after ankle surgery, etc.). Once it starts to flare up, one might feel it along the heel, pulling into the middle of their foot, or even radiating into the ball of the foot...
In Chinese Medicine, we also address dietary therapy: what to eat for what organ system or to change a deficiency/excess condition with the use of food. We also discuss with our clients the temperature of the food. How to store them, how to eat them at what temperature and if you can’t change the temp of the food (i.e.: dairy products), how can you balance it out with a different temperature (i.e.: warm tea). I came upon this article from the Chopra Center that discusses what foods to refrigerate and which ones don’t need to be...
Although New England has seen an extraordinarily warm winter, Spring is upon us and it is a season of awakening and new beginnings. Making healthy choices that will carry you through the seasons is important this time of year. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
1. Embrace yourself honestly.
Assess the various aspects of your life, taking note where the stressors and weaknesses exist. Are they in your diet, exercise program, work or relationships? Focus on the ones that need improvement, and begin moving away from the ones that detract from your life.