Kids with Asthma Breathe Easier with Acupuncture
Asthma is a serious problem in the United States and around the world. Today 9 million children in the U.S. suffer from asthma — that’s a 75% increase since 1980! Many parents are looking for ways to reduce asthma symptoms beyond conventional medical treatments. As a pediatric acupuncturist I routinely treat children with asthma so I was excited when, Dr. Russell Faust, author of the popular blog, Ask the Boogor Doctor, asked me to address this topic. Now, as you can tell from the name of his …
5 Tips to Reduce Neck Pain
Pain in the Neck? Think Acupuncture
Neck pain can be a real problem, especially for those of us spending hours at a desk each day staring at a computer screen. For some, a history of sports injuries, whiplash, or even the wrong bed mattress or pillow can bring on neck stiffness, tension, and pain. Whatever is causing your neck discomfort you can turn to acupuncture to safely & effectively become pain-free.
Scientific Evidence for Acupuncture
Scientific researchers and clinicians have been …
Acupuncture Helps Control Asthma Better in Children and Adults
For some children with asthma, medication isn’t enough to manage their symptoms. And for others the side effects of conventional treatments are just too much. If you’re looking for alternative therapies then you should know that acupuncture and acupressure can treat your child’s asthma symptoms while healing the underlying root cause.
Acupuncture and acupressure work to treat health conditions by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
In the case of asthma, acupuncture h…
Conquering Jaw Pain with Acupuncture
Many of my patients suffer from TMJ and they are not alone: this pain affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking. It’s uncomfortable to say the least and can become a real health concern by promoting stress within the body.
Although for some people the pain of TMJ goes away on its own, others develop long-term problems and need treatment to help their pain. If you would like to reduce the amount of jaw pain you or a…
7 Steps to Naturally Eliminating Depression
This time of year many people struggle with overcoming issues relating to sadness, anxiety, and depression. Whether it’s the change in time, family stress, or weight gain, it can be a challenge to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind.
Suffering from depression can make you feel hopeless, frustrated…like your quality of life will never get better.
If you’re struggling with seasonal or chronic depression it is easy to get discouraged about your treatment options, so I wanted to give you a…
Alternative Treatments for Depression
About 19 million American adults suffer from depression and most find their current treatment options ineffective in addition to a slew of unwanted side effects. Many who are prescribed antidepressants find that the medication only masks the problem, and does not cure it. However there are alternative treatments that have been proven effective without harmful side effects.
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy is not just beneficial for your body physically, but mentally as well. Massage is a safe …
Robin’s 3 Favorite Herbal Remedies for Colds
Now that we’re in the middle of cold and flu season, I wanted to share with you the top three remedies I use for the prevention and management of cold symptoms. I use these herbs for myself and my family, and I recommend these most often.
Jade Windscreen / Jade Screen for Prevention
An ongoing supplement for the prevention of colds throughout the season. I recommend taking twice daily to help boost your immunity.
Pei Min Kan Wan for Sinus Congestion
This formula is specifically for the s…
What is Moxa?
If you’ve ever come into the clinic and and it smelled a little smokey, it’s because we’re using a special treatment modality called moxibustion or moxa.
We created a short video to explain what moxa is and what conditions it’s used for. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Researchers Closing in on How Acupuncture Treats Chronic Stress
Acupuncture is GREAT for Managing of Stress in Adults & Children!
Being a kid should be easy, right? Kids ar…