Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resem…"Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14"
When you consider all the changes in our agricultural practices, the increased number of medications we take, as well as our dependence on plastic and technology that is constantly emitting low-grade radiation, it’s no surprise more couples are havi…"3 Reasons Acupuncture Supports Couples Facing Infertility"
Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasion…"Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain"
Patients frequently come to us with diagnoses of plantar fasciitis and, less commonly, plantar fasciosis, while many other patients come in simply complaining of pain in their heels and/or arches of their feet without any medical diagnosis or with pain…"Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fasciosis and Bunions"
This excellent article highlighting the impact of POCA (People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture) community acupuncture clinics throughout the country was recently published. Community acupuncture patients are “taking part in one of the quietest …"The Cooperative Acupuncture Clinics Popping Up in Middle America"
We frequently treat people for jaw pain/tension and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder related pain, typically with good results. Here’s a study showing the efficacy of acupuncture for TMJ disorders. Although this condition occurs in people all the…"Acupuncture for Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders"
Digestion is a complex task performed by the body. It begins in the mouth and finishes when the ingested food leaves the body through the rectum. For all we have learned over the years regarding digestion, there is still so much more we don’t know o…"Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Digestive Function"
February is American Heart Month and February 4th is World Cancer Day. In honor of these occasions we’d like to share with you some information about acupuncture for heart health and cancer support. We regularly treat people for these conditions with a…"Acupuncture for Heart Health and Cancer Support"
by Justine Myers, Lic. Ac.
This is part 2 of a series on acupuncture for stress. Our first article addressed acupuncture for stress-related health conditions. Now we’d like to talk about the use of acupuncture for acute stress relief and chronic stre…
New blood pressure guidelines have recently been published. The new standard is 130/80, a significant decrease from the old standard of 140/90. The good news is that medical professionals are recommending lifestyle modifications in an effort to reduc…"New Blood Pressure Guidelines: How Acupuncture Can Help"