Have you ever smelt a smokey incense smell walking into your acupuncturist’s office? If you did, it was most likely the burning of Moxa - dried mugwort. Moxibustion is the process of burning moxa on acupuncture points, channels, or injury sites to increase circulation,...

Two of the most common misconceptions I hear about from clients are the following:

  1. Acupuncture is miraculous. “My friend/relative got better right away after one treatment”

  2. Acupuncture is a placebo, or a hoax. “If it doesn’t make my symptoms go away or get bett...

Recently, we got curious at what health experts say about acupuncture. So we typed the word up in Google and immediately saw Dr Weil’s tag “What is Acupuncture? Benefits of Acupuncture”.  Most of his information was informative and perfect for an introduction to t...

So many of us have a fear of needles. Whether we associate needles with blood drawing, shots, piercings, or that awesome tattoo - they all hurt. The reality is that none of those needles compare to an acupuncture needle. Yet try telling your fear that. So what is the r...

If you look at the American Heart Association’s website, it instantly becomes clear that although stress has not been directly linked to heart disease, it is an important factor to consider when working with every aspect of your health. The Relationship between Stress,...

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