Healing Power of Light Therapy

Light is an amazing thing and holds strong healing powers. Light therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that can help fight acne, reduce wrinkles, promote anti aging, and reduce pain.  Light therapy is powerful alone and even stronger when combined with acupuncture.

Light therapy uses LED lights of blue, red, and infrared light to stimulate healing on a cellular level.  Light therapy can also be called Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) or LED therapy, or even a fancy name of photobiomodulation.  All names for the healing power of light.

Why does Light Therapy (LLLT) work?  

We’ve evolved with the … Read More

QiGong Exercises for Back Pain

tai chi in field copy 2I have been practicing tai ji and qi gong for over 20 years. These practices have been a huge part of healing my own back pain and have helped prevent it from returning. Over the last decade of my acupuncture practice I have been treated many patients with back pain and pelvic pain. I  often would teach my patients tai ji positions and movements as part of their rehabilitation.  I saw how the exercises helped my patients the same way in which the tai ji helped me improve.  Eventually, I created this qi gong exercise routine for my patients to … Read More

5 Things You Should Do (at Home) to Improve Your Digestion

blog constipation- 3As an acupuncturist I know that digestive health is central to feeling good and preventing illness. Unfortunately, if you have irritable Bowel Syndrome you know you can have bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and lots of other uncomfortable symptoms that stop you from feeling good. In addition to acupuncture for IBS, there’s a lot you can start doing today to help yourself feel better.

1. Acupressure at the acupressure point Stomach 36 can help reduce IBS symptoms. This point is one of the most important and frequently used acupuncture points. It helps regulate your GI tract to stimulate gastric motility Read More

Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

chinese new year lanternIt’s that time of year again. Resolution time.

Are you going to get in shape? Eat healthier? Take care of that chronic back pain?

New years is a natural time to think about the future. That’s a wonderful aspect to New Years resolutions. It gives us a natural moment to think about change.

We all know the problem with New Year’s resolutions. They’re made to be broken. So what to do?

1. It’s about change

The key to a new years resolution is not to think of it as a special occasion to make a change. You’re just ready to … Read More

Do You Always Use the Same Acupuncture Points?

blog acupuncture pointsThis is one of the most common questions I get. The acupuncture point prescriptions will differ between patients, but also will change over time within one treatment plan.

Acupuncture is highly focused on treating the correct imbalance at the correct time. As the acupuncture treatment progresses, the imbalances will change and the acupuncture point prescription will change.

For example, in acupuncture for overactive bladder the initial acupuncture treatment will focus on relaxing the bladder and calming the mind. After the intense discomfort and symptoms are corrected, the acupuncture will focus on boosting the energy, or qi, in the body to … Read More