Relieve Stress with a Mini Treatment

 

We all know the holidays are wonderful for many reasons, but they also bring a lot of stress.  I want to share with you a quick, effective way to relieve stress and also help reset and rebalance your body.

At Acupuncture Wellness Center, we offer complimentary Stress Free treatments to friends, family, acquaintances of current patients and  prospective patients. We typically hand out certificates for this treatment, but if you mention you read it on my blog, we will still offer the complimentary treatment.

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A Stress Free treatment consists of needling a couple auricular (ear) points while reclining on our anti-gravity chairs with a heated bio mat underneath you. Sounds amazing right? It is just SO relaxing! A stress free treatment lasts only 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to get back to work, event planning or Christmas shopping, but if you have time after the treatment to take it easy, I’d recommend it.

With this treatment, we do not diagnose you or address any other symptoms you may be experiencing. It is simply a stress relieving treatment which decreases your stress while uplifting your mood and energy. In my opinion, it is the perfect thing for this time of year.

Please stop into the clinic to check it out and have a wonderful week!

 

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The Spleen & Stomach: the Root of Your Body’s Health

It is understood that the spleen and stomach are at the root of the health of the body. If the spleen and stomach are working well, the patient will recover more quickly. Therefore, eat and drink warm, easily digestible foods and drinks: tea, soups, congee, steamed veggies. Stay away from cold drinks and food, fatty, sweet and greasy foods.

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Food Therapy:

Wind Heat symptoms: feverish, thirsty, sweaty, sore throat

Eat: grapefruit, lemons, parsley, pears, peppermint, tofu, turnips

 

Wind Cold symptoms: chills, crave warmth, aches and pains all over

Eat: chicken soup, cayenne, garlic, scallions, chili pepper, ginger tea

 

Learn Something New: New Technology & Your Health Presentation

Earlier this month my clinic, the Acupuncture Wellness Center, hosted a presentation about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT) and it was a huge success. After seeing the popularity of the event, we decided to continue with more learning opportunities for our patients and community.

If you missed the first presentation this is a great chance to catch up and learn even more!

New Technology & Your Health

Thursday, November 19, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

RSVP via Facebook

We will talk about why PEMFT is the big game changer and why it is called the medicine of the future. Over the last twenty years 10,000 clinical studies have shown overwhelming evidence of a multitude of medical advantages.

The philosophy around this technology is to move towards the GREAT PARADIGM SHIFT and take preventative actions to heal ourselves before things go wrong rather than waiting to go to the doctor after something has already happened.

Introduction by Dr. Hans van Latenstein

Just for Attending You Receive a Free PEMFT Treatment Worth: $50

Responding to Cold & Flu Symptoms

According to Chinese Medicine, when a person gets sick, we refer to this as having an external pathogenic invader (EPI). This means that it is an external condition and the goal is to expel the external pathogen first and then gently tonify the internal so one does not get sick again. When you feel like you are starting to get sick, the way you respond can determine if you will be under the weather for a few days or weeks.

It is important to take action quickly and appropriately at the first onset of symptoms. Generally, EPIs in America may be dealt with as follows:

Get plenty of rest. The importance of resting cannot be overstated. When you rest, your qi and blood is able to replenish itself to try to fight off the EPI. If you continue with your busy schedule and high demands, your qi and blood won’t be able to keep up with your schedule let alone fighting off the enemy!

Layer up! When a person dresses warmly the extra layer of clothing helps warm the body, which supports the yang qi. This allows the yang qi to focus on fighting the EPI and not work so hard to keep the body warm. With most EPI, the goal is to induce a mild sweat, so that the EPI may be expelled. It is difficult to induce a mild sweat if you are not properly covered.

Consume warm food and drinks. In modern America, it is not uncommon to constantly be ingesting cold foods and drinks. However, you may not know how harmful this can be to your body, especially when you are trying to fight off an illness of some sort. Just like it is important for the yang qi to keep you warm, it is also important that your food and drink helps contribute to this. Your spleen and stomach are in charge of digestion. These organs are like a melting pot; in order for the substance to be extracted from the food, it needs to be hot. Think of how much harder your spleen and stomach need to work if what you consume is cold! Cold foods can require your spleen and stomach to work harder, which in turn may cause them to be a little deficient at times. During times of sickness, you definitely don’t want your spleen to be deficient.

See your acupuncturist if you feel your body needs an extra boost to fight off the EPI and to determine other modalities that may be appropriate.

See your primary care physician if symptoms progress or worsen.

**The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.

Learn Something New: Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy

Have you heard of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)? Well, up until recently I had no idea what PEMFT was, and now I don’t go a week without it!

Essentially, PEMFT helps your cells recover from aging and deteriorating by improving cellular metabolism. Since beginning PEMFT, I’ve noticed increased energy and more motivation, which I find fabulous.

While I could attempt to explain what it is, Dr. Hans van Latenstein is the expert on PEMFT and will be speaking at the Acupuncture Wellness Center in West Des Moines, Thursday, November 5, which is tomorrow!

I invite you to come hear from the expert on what PEMFT is, how it was discovered by NASA, and ways to use it to better your health.  RSVP Here

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Happy Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day!

I’m so thankful to have acupuncture and Oriental medicine in my life. I love being able to help improve the quality of life of others, and I also enjoy being able to use the theory in my every day life. Traditional Chinese Medicine is truly amazing.
Check out these pages for great information about acupuncture:

http://www.aomday.org/PDFDocs/AOM%20Day%202015%20Newsletter.pdf

http://www.aomday.org/PDFDocs/Brochure_AOM_Day_2015.pdf

Let me know if you have any questions about acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine!