February 6, 2018

Well now that we have made it to the end of January and will  be entering the chilliest month of the year,  also known as the shortest month. We don't know if we'll get sick or stay healthy. What we do know is that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. What better way to celebrate this romantic month with your significant other having an acupuncture session. My personal opinion, why not treat you & your significant other every other day throughout the entire year? Why just wait for Valentines day? But that's not of any importance right now, what is important is the  vivacity that February brings to the space in our upper chest, that holds the heart. Around the traditional time of Valentine's day, why not take...

December 8, 2017

Brace yourself! Winter is coming , this is the time of year when we reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our strength. It is recommended and also a great idea to increase your acupuncture treatments taken regularly. As the temperature begins to drop, in order to fight off colds and help boost immunity there are several acupuncture points that help. It's believed that we as human beings should be living in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. For many Winter is known to be their favorite season. The weather is gets chilly, and things  start to slow down as preparations for Christmas and New Year begin to bloom. But on the other hand, many others do not fancy winter as much. Thanks to the cold...

August 24, 2017

What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? Well Sciatica is when pressure on sciatic nerve causes a type of radiating pain.  Usually it is caused when when a herniate disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. The pain tends to  originate in the spine and radiate down the back of the leg. Sciatica is more likely to affect only one side of the body. If we go in depth, Sciatica tends to affect only one side of the lower body.The  pain manages to extend from the lower back throughout the back of the thigh and down along the leg. Sometimes the pain may also extend to the foot or toes, usually it depends  where the sciatic nerve is affected. Additionally, other  common causes of sciatica also include: Lumbar spinal stenosis. This i...

August 17, 2017

Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same.

If you watched the Olympics, and you saw athletes like Micheal Phelps with some obvious round cupping marks on his back, you probably wondered... What are those!?!? Well those my friend are cupping marks caused by cupping therapy. Cupping basically involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on your skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. When you get a massage, pressure is applied to your muscles. When it comes to cupping, instead of  applying pressure to the muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull the skin, the...

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