I have noticed lately clients asking, “How can I make this feeling last between appointments? How can stop the muscles from tighten so fast?” I have a few key tips to keep in mind between your massage appointments.
By: Liz Kelchak, MSOM, L.Ac
White Flower Analgesic Balm was developed in 1927 by Gan Geog Eng. The fluid was originally made only for private use, but family friends and liked it so much they convinced Mr. Gan to produce it on a commercial basis. H [Read more…]
By Liz Kelchak, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
Cupping therapy was introduced over 3000 years ago. According to The A
cademy of Classical Oriental Sciences- acos.com; there is a saying in China: “Acupuncture and cupping, more than half of the ills cured.” Zhao Xue Ming, a doctor practicing more than 200 years ago, compiled a book entitled Ben Cong Gang Mu She Yi, in which he describes in detail the history and origin of different kinds of cupping and cup shapes, functions and applications.
By: Kelly Kirles, L.Ac.
While many people have heard that acupuncture can help a woman achieve pregnancy they may not be aware that receiving acupuncture during pregnancy has many benefits!
Acupuncture relieves stress
Stress during pregnancy has been strongly linked to preterm delivery. Many mothers are very anxious about the health of their baby in the womb and are unable to relax. When they are in a state of constant stress the body pumps out the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, our “fight or flight hormones.” These hormones can weaken immunity, disrupt sleep, cause digestive issues and even cause the heart to beat excessively. Stress can also lead to gestational diabetes.
BY: Liz Kelchak, L.Ac
Ever wonder what those heat lamps are that your acupuncturist puts over you during treatment? It’s not an ordinary heat lamp but a far-infrared mineral lamp. Before we look at what far-infrared TDP Mineral Lamps are, we must first have an understanding of far-infrared heat.
BY: Natalie Kilheeney, L.Ac.
One of the most common complaints this time of year is Sinusitis; a condition causing inflammation and swelling in the cavities surrounding your nose and eyes. This can lead to narrowing of the passageways, where mucus produced by your body can become blocked. This blockage allows infection to set in and can last for weeks on end. Some of the symptoms include: pain around the nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, thick-yellow, or green mucus, loss of smell, headaches, pressure, dizziness, red eyes, itchy eyes, watery eyes, toothaches, bad breath, and ear aches.
Does this sound like you? Are you being affected? If so you are not alone. Nearly 31 million people suffer from sinus infections each year. Likewise, 30% of adults and 40% of children suffer from nasal allergies. [Read more…]
By Kelly Kirles, L.Ac.
The common cold is caused by a virus, not a bacteria, therefore antibiotics are not an effective form of treatment. However, herbs have been shown to effectively and safely treat viruses by helping ease major symptoms, enhance the immune system, and encourage the body to recover more quickly.
Listed below are a few natural remedies to help you beat the virus before it takes hold. [Read more…]
By: Liz Kelchak, L.Ac.
Do you have a desire to quit smoking? Does your family and friends want you to quit smoking? Are suffering from health issues that require you to quit smoking (COPD, heart disease, poor circulation, etc? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, what’s stopping you??
By Liz Kelchak, M.S., L.Ac.
We’ve all experienced a burn at one time in our lives, and we all know what a pain they can be to treat, literally. Some people run it under cold water, some grab the ice pack, some pop the blister, some grab pain relievers, some clean it, gauze it, do a little dance, scream profanities (add your solution here…) and after all of this, still feel the pain, don’t get relief and try not to aggravate while it’s trying to heal.
Luckily, Chinese Medicine has an extremely effective solution for burns: Ching wan hung.
By Liz Kelchak, M.S., L.Ac.
Many people think of acupuncture when dealing with a chronic pain condition but very few seek out Chinese medicine when dealing with an acute trauma? Why not rush to your acupuncturist after spraining your ankle? Because most people don’t know the benefits of doing so!