how i became an acupuncturist

How I became an Acupuncturist

An often asked question, “how did you become an acupuncturist”? Grab a snack. It’s a long story! My own health concerns lead me down a long path in search of natural remedies with great emphasis on prevention. Discovering acupuncture and herbal medicine opened my eyes to a whole new world of healing and promoting wellness. […]

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Aloha and Mahalo

Aloha and Mahalo – words conveying immeasurable blessings or prayers The meaning of Aloha (ah loh’ hah) – superficially a greeting or a farewell but upon deeper contemplation an invocation of the Divine, love, sacredness, a blessing, that which invokes the Devine, acknowledgments of the Divinity that dwells within, that which can only be experienced and […]

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine – Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is complementary and integrative to conventional medicine. Acupuncture is a comprehensive form of medicine that is administered through the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points that have shown to be effective in treating specific health issues. Acupuncture is a gentle and relaxing therapy that stimulates the body’s […]

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Acupuncture Treatment

Poking Around About Acupuncture

When a new patient visits the clinic for an initial consultation and acupuncture treatment they should plan on spending about 90 minutes. Follow-up visits require only 60 minutes. During the initial consult important details are gathered on the patient’s health concern and medical history. Acupuncture, a more than 3,000 year old traditional medicine, has been […]

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Acupuncture and Infertility

The difficulties of dealing with infertility can lead to emotional stress within a relationship and further work against the possibilities of conception. Understanding infertility and the various treatment options can help a couple better cope with the situation. Infertility is diagnosed when a couple is unable to achieve a pregnancy after repeated intercourse without contraception […]

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Acupuncture Significantly Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Mayo Clinic Study Shows Acupuncture Significantly Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a chronic condition characterized by muscle pain, stiffness in soft tissues (including muscles, tendons, and ligament), multiple tender points and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is not dangerous or life threatening, but the symptoms can be very disruptive. This syndrome tends to be more common in […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Examinations of the Spleen

Acupuncture 101 – Examinations of the Spleen part 3 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influence specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Illuminations of the Lungs

Acupuncture 101 – Illuminations of the Lungs part 4 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influence specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Contemplating the Liver

Acupuncture 101 – Contemplating the Liver part 1 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influencing specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When Qi […]

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Kidney Water Element TCM

Acupuncture 101 – Pondering the Kidney

Acupuncture 101 – Pondering the Kidney part 5 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influence specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When Qi […]

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