Most people are familiar with the use of acupuncture in managing pain, but it is also very effective for endocrine, circulatory, and systematic disorders. Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions, and is always undergoing continued research.
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Excerpt from newsletter:Spring Newsletter 2016

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Put Springtime Allergies to Rest
Allergies, seasonal or year round, are an ongoing problem for many individuals. Seasonal allergies typically affect people during a particular season or time of year, most commonly in the spring.

 

 

What is Wei Qi?  

The Chinese concept of Wei Qi is similar to the Western concept of the immune system. Wei Qi functions to protect and defend the body against foreign substances, that if not caught can lead to allergies. When Wei Qi is strong and abundant, we remain healthy. When the supply of Wei Qi becomes deficient, health is compromised and we become vulnerable to foreign invaders such as dust, mold, animal dander, bacteria, viruses and pollen. People who have a Wei Qi deficiency are prone to allergies and frequent colds.

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Acupuncture and Chinese medicine support and strengthen the systems of the body that are involved in the production of Wei Qi. By building up the supply of Wei Qi, and facilitating the smooth and free flow of it through the body, symptoms and signs related to allergies could be
greatly reduced or eliminated.

Acupuncture treatments may be combined with herbs, dietary changes, massage (tuina), or exercise. These therapies accelerate the healing process in order to balance, build, and support the health and functioning of your body’s systems.

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Right-brained activities are creative, intuitive and subjective. Left-brained activities are right-left brain
linear,analytical and logical. It has been a popular myth that people prefer right-brained or left-brained activities because they have a dominant side of the brain.

It turns out that while certain activities are wired on one side of the brain (for example language tends to be on the left), people use each side of the brain equally.

 
So if the brain is wired for both activities, why is creative thinking so hard?
monkey-scratching-headMany people live in a very yang environment—logical, fast-paced, decision-oriented. You must produce quickly and keep moving to meet your responsibilities.

With all the hustle-bustle, it’s hard to switch to intuition. Your mind races. You problem solve. Left brain, linear thinking is your default mode all day and it’s impossible to be intuitive from an analytical viewpoint. You need to switch your brain into creative thinking mode.

But how do you it?  You trick it.
Ask yourself questions that defy logic. Get your analytical self so confused that your creative self has to step in and get to work. The beginning of the year is an excellent time to practice switching to creative thinking. Winter is yin and it’s good to slow down. Plus, the New Year is a great excuse to be reflective.

Use these writing prompts to get your creative brain back in charge… (see full PDF article)

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3 Ways to Prepare For Seasonal Changes

As the transition from summer to autumn begins, changes start to happen externally as well as internally. The days become shorter and the air gets cooler; our bodies change to adapt as well. Here are three ways to prepare for the fall season ahead along with the beginning of the yin cycle.

 

1 Let go of negativityAutumn positive

The autumn season represents the time when the lungs and large intestine are of the utmost importance. This season is especially an important time to let of negative energy in your life. Negativity doesn’t just affect your psychological health but your physical health as well. You can help get rid toxicity in your life by being aware of the causes and surrounding yourself with positive energy and people who make you happy.

2 Spend time outsideAutumn playing outside

Because fall is focused on the lungs, spending more time outside can help strengthen this organ and increase your immune system as cold and flu season starts to emerge. Spend time in nature away from city pollution where you can breathe clean, cool air. Autumn time is the perfect opportunity to do this and refresh and strengthen the lungs.

3 Try acupunctureAutumn Acu

Acupuncture treatment can help you physically as well as mentally prepare for the change in seasons. Some find it difficult to let go of the summer season and transition to shorter, cooler days. Acupuncture can ease this transition and make sure your body and energy are flowing properly.