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What Is Acupuncture?
Background: Acupuncture is a 3000 year old medicine, originating from China which was used as their primary treatment for diseases. The theory of acupuncture is shown in old texts that mapped out“meridians” which are channels of energy that run through the body. There are 12 primary channels of energy that run through the body and correspond to different organs including: Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, Sa
Acupuncture VS Dry Needling
ACUPUNCTURE THEORY: Acupuncture is a 3000 year old medicine based originally from China. The theory is based on the flow of energy through meridians which has mapped out through 12 channels of energy through the body. Each meridian corresponds to a different organ and has specific points selected for treatment. Some points open the chest, others calm the mind, some relax tendons or open the spine, but each point has it’s own use due to the location, channel it is on and the s
Eating With the Seasons
Bring on the season of Farmer’s markets, outdoor get-together's and family fun. Farmer’s markets are my favorite place to grocery shop, being able to support local farmers and get fresh picked produce. Every week you can find something new at the farmers market, depending on what is at peak freshness. If we take a deeper look into “in season” foods, it’s a great way to use food as medicine! What does it mean to use food for medicine? In Chinese medicine, each food has it’s ow
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