What does Acupuncture feel like exactly?

This a question we get very often from folks who have not had treatment previously and it is indeed a very good one to ask!  Here is a brief overview of various sensations that may occur during an acupuncture treatment, related to the points used. As the point is placed, one may experience a “pinch” of insertion.  Many people experience no sensation during point insertion, given the unique method of insertion used in this particular Read more…

No one’s friend: Insomina!

Just about everyone has experienced a sleepless night at one time or another. Usually it’s because of nervousness or excitement over an upcoming event, or emotional upset due to some recent stressor. For most of us it is an isolated incident and we return to our usual, restful sleep pattern pretty quickly. There are those however, who suffer from lack of or poor quality sleep more often; sometimes for extended periods of time. The National Read more…

Neuropathy: its complications and remedies

Peripheral Neuropathy (Neuropathy) occurs when one or more nerves in the extremities (arms or legs) are damaged in some way. This can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the type of nerve and location of damage. What does peripheral neuropathy feel like? Basically there are three types of nerves running out through the body: Sensory – these nerves let us “feel” things, sensations, pain, touch, location Motor – these nerves let us “do” things Read more…

WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that causes a genetically pre-disposed person’s small intestine to become damaged when ingesting gluten (a form of protein found in wheat and related grains). The Celiac Disease Foundation estimates that  1 in 100 people worldwide have this condition and that it is likely undiagnosed in 2.5 million Americans. In this condition the gluten from wheat, rye or barley cause the body to have an immune response that attacks the Read more…

THE DIFFICULTIES OF DIABETES

According to the Center for Disease Control an estimated 30.3 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes. That’s 9.4% of the U.S. population. About 7.2 million of those cases are undiagnosed. As Acupuncturists we see these types of patients daily, sometimes for help with Diabetes and its symptoms and sometimes for other complaints that patients don’t even realize are connected to Diabetes! What is Diabetes? From a Western medical standpoint, Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that Read more…

Staying healthy during the holidays can be tough!

Over the years, we have seen patients do either really well or not-so-great once mid-November hits……what follows are some holiday health tips that will give you the best chance of staying on track from the holidays, 2019 into 2020! The ideas below go beyond the obvious suggestion of frequently washing one’s hands for 20 seconds or more….. First and foremost, it’s easy to get unecessarily entangled in complex family dynamics which then can hamper one’s Read more…

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Fast and Easy Chai Tea Recipe!

As fall approaches, we’re reminded of sweater weather, apple pies, falling leaves, soups, and pumpkin spice everything. In this time of year, we think there is nothing better than hot chai! The word “chai” means “tea” in Hindi (so when saying “chai tea” you’re actually saying “tea tea”). Chai dates back more than 5,000 years in southern Asia near India. It is a mixture of herbs and spices believed to have medicinal properties so it Read more…

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Pumpkin Power!

A pumpkin’s beautiful orange color means that it has a high level of carotenoids, which assist in staving off free radicals and help with premature aging. Pumpkin seeds are a rich protein source- one ounce is the equivalent of 7 grams of protein. They are also rich is essential fatty acids, which have numerous health benefits including promoting healthy skin, brain power, and prevention of health diseases such as arthritis and high blood pressure. Enjoy Read more…

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Yoga for your mind, body, and soul

What is Yoga? Yoga is a body movement technique that has been around since the ancient times. It is made up of different unique aspects such as synchronization disciplines of mind, soul and body, ancient teachings and the power of observation. Due to the many health benefits that are associated with the practice, this has driven many medical experts to recommend it as a conventional cure to many disorders that affect the human body. From Read more…

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Trying to lose weight? Cut the Cheese!

People—particularly us in Wisconsin—seem to love dairy products: milk, cheese, cream, half & half, certain types of yogurt, whipped cream, cream puffs, ice cream, and on and on… Can dairy make you fat? As good as these things taste, we have seen clinically that they may cause or worsen many health problems including weight gain, digestive issues (such as acid reflux, abdominal gas, bloating, IBS, constipation and diarrhea), allergies, sinus problems, asthma, fatigue, and others. Read more…