Fertility

Treatment for infertility in women via Acupuncture and Chinese herbs (TCM) has been available since ancient times.

Women's Health

Acupuncture has been found to be around 90% effective in treating menopause symptoms.

Acupuncture helps to free blocked Qi and to fix imbalanced Qi and can enable the acupuncturist to get to and treat the root cause of the pain.

Stress

Acupuncture has been found to be comparable to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety.

Today's world is stressful. We live in a hectic culture and face many conflicts and challenges in our daily lives.

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Staying Healthy During Cold Season

by Adam Miramon, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Published: Pathways Magazine, Fall 2013

When the weather begins to shift during the fall season, many of us become susceptible to a variety of illnesses including the common cold. Our susceptibility may be due to a number of reasons such as an inability to handle changes in weather, being sensitive to cooler temperatures, a weak immune system, or a host of other reasons. However, even those who do not fall into these categories may come down with some form of seasonal illness. Following are several keys to staying healthy when the weather shifts. 

1. Know your body
2. Rest, Rest, Rest
3. Hydrate
4. Exercise regularly
5. Cover your neck
6. Recognize cold symptoms

Managing Stress in the Midst of Chaos, Change, and Growth

We all experience stress in different ways, whether it be as muscle tension, digestive problems, or issues with our emotions. The way we experience stress is extremely individual, and I am thrilled when I meet others whose stress manifests the same as my own. Just as each of us is unique, the way in which we cope with and manage stress will be just as individual. Ultimately, the goal is to find the tools, methods, activities, and coping skills that work for you.

Before we discuss methods of managing stress, let's discuss what stress is and how it can either benefit or harm us. Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stress) defines stress as "a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a cause in disease causation" and "one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existing equilibrium."

In evaluating the first definition, we see unmanaged stress may lead to various forms of disease. The most common conditions I see in my acupuncture and Reiki practice are bodily and emotional pain, varying levels of acute or chronic disease, and unmanaged stress. When these patients and clients enter my clinic, my job becomes helping them to reduce their stress to manageable levels or adapt to an increase level of stress.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Many of us have “stories” that circle through our head with each life experience. Some of these stories are generative, while others can be destructive. Ultimately, we want to keep and maintain the positive or generative stories. However, the destructive stories can negatively affect our self-esteem, our relationships, and our outlook on the world around us. Not only may these stories affect our ability to function in the world, they impact our ability to stay present to what is happening in the moment.

Each story that runs through our head may be initiated by any number of events: a specific word, a friend’s reaction, the death of a loved one, someone cutting us off in traffic, receiving an unexpected bill, or any number of minor or major moments in life. One of the keys in dealing with our stories is to become aware of them – especially those stories that negatively impact our world view. Another key is to discover a creative way to bring the story out of the depths in our mind, bringing it into the light, and empowering us to change the story we tell ourselves. Sometimes, this might entail creating an entirely new story or it might just mean transforming the negative story into a positive one. The final stage is about maintenance – to continue telling ourselves the new or modified story until it becomes automatic.

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