Heal with Bone Broths

Sipping on bone broth can not only be soothing and warming, but also promotes healing for many ailments and imbalances within the body!

This articles speaks to how it can help heal and nourish and also provides a great recipe:

10 Benefits of Bone Broth + Gut-Healing Recipe

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Lavender for Insomnia

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I often incorporate aromatherapy into my acupuncture treatments.  By placing an essential oil or a blend onto specific acu points on the body, it can enhance their action. I often recommend that patients use certain oils at home to aid them with once they leave the office.

Lavender is one that I speak of often and is extremely powerful.  It can be used for digestive upset, pain relief, insomnia, restlessness, and even as a topical aid for wounds.  I have found it to be extremely helpful with patients experiencing depression, anxiety, and sleep difficulty.  By placing a few drops of Lavandula angustifolia on a pillow or sheets, it can help the body relax for sound asleep. A study in England showed that lavender is just as effective for promoting sleep as traditional medications.

You can also try brewing a lavender tea!

  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lavender flowers
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • honey and lemon if desired
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Trust Your Intuition!

A wonderful reminder to follow your own path and truly trust your own intuition. As a health practitioner and fellow human being I cannot stress enough how important it is to seek out information and then create your own truth when it comes to health and taking care of your body & mind. 

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How Tiny Is An Acupuncture Needle?

Sometimes patients who receive injections from hypodermic needles (the common doctors office shot) fear that acupuncture will be painful. Acupuncture needles are flexible, thin, and compared to the size of human hair. About 30 acupuncture needles can fit into the opening of a hypodermic needle! Some experience no sensation while others feel when the needle stimulates the qi (body energy). Slight tingling and warmth is completely normal and most learn quickly how relaxing acupuncture can be!

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Meditate for Health!

Meditation impacts the way we think and feel and can improve health!  As we practice on a regular basis, we are essentially retraining our body & mind to respond in a different way.  Acupuncture also retrains the body’s stress response.

Natural News Article on Meditation

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