Unwind Holiday Special – 30 minutes to Less Stress!

 

13_HolidayStress121312As the year is winding down, we know things get a little bit crazy.  We are introducing a new service that is available only for a limited time.  Our UNWIND “stress less” holiday special is a 30 minute auricular acupuncture session specifically designed to help you de-stress!  This mini-treatment can help you relax, focus, and re-group.  Whether it’s exams, holiday-shopping, travel or other year end craziness – we can help.   Come in for 30 minutes and make the rest of your day better.  Book now! 

The details: 

  • Available for a limited time only: December 1,2014 – January 17, 2015.  Book yours now!
  • Easy on your schedule: this mini treatment is easy to squeeze into your day at 30 minutes in duration.
  • Easy on your budget: $35 to relax, release, reset and feel like a whole new person! You won’t regret it.
  • Auricular acupuncture points: this stress relieving combination of ear points is so powerful, you don’t even need to disrobe.
  • Application of Anatomy Acupuncture’s custom-made stress-relieving aromatherapy: complete relaxation smells like this!
  • Heat lamps and hot packs available: get cozy and relax fully. 

So, this holiday season give yourself the gift of less stress with a little you time. Book our holiday special 30 minute UNWIND  “Stress Less” treatment now! Then you’re only 30 minutes to a happier, healthier, less-stressed you!

20141209_190134 (1024x1024)Our limited edition “unwind” custom aromatherapy sprays and body oils are also available for take-home purchase while supplies last!

Pick up either one (1 oz aroma spray or .5 oz body oil)  for $15, both for $25  OR add them on to your mini-treatment  for only $15 more* – a great way to continue the bliss at home, or perfect for a gift! 

*mini treatment (or gift certificate for one) + take home .5 oz body oil & 1 oz aroma spray come to a total of $50 (a $15 savings) while supplies last!
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Please note: No insurance billing available, payment due at the time of service.  Valid only between December 1, 2014 – January 17, 2015.   If you have a booking code – please enter it in the box provided during the online booking process.  This treatment does not include individual diagnosis or treatment of health conditions – it is for the sole purpose of relaxation and stress reduction in general.  If you have additional health concerns please notify your provider and schedule a comprehensive treatment.

Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook) | NCCAM

Check out this free e-book download from the National Institutes of Health on considering complementary approaches to pain.

PainBookCoverTo download – follow this link and pick your preferred download format: Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook) | NCCAM.

‘Virological penicillin': Plant MIR2911 directly targets influenza A viruses

In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in jinyinhua2honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses IAV including H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9. Drinking of honeysuckle soup can prevent IAV infection and reduce H5N1-induced mice death.

-via ‘Virological penicillin': Plant MIR2911 directly targets influenza A viruses.

jinyinhuaHoneysuckle – known as Jin Yin Hua  in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a commonly used botanical particularly in the treatment of seasonal illness (colds and flus).  In TCM Jin Yin Hua has several therapeutic actions related to it’s ability to clear heat.  While herbs are usually used in combination rather than singly, each herb will still have representative properties and actions.  Jin Yin Hua’s ability to clear heat is used commonly to treat  febrile disorders, upper respiratory disorders, sores and abscesses due to heat toxins, and diarrhea and dysentery.  A well known formula containing Jin Yin Hua is Yin Qiao San (sometimes spelled Yin Chiao San) – that you may have received from your acupuncturist or seen at a health food store.  This formula has Jin Yin Hua as a primary herb and is traditionally used to treat the early stages of warm disease patterns  – what you may experience as a cold or flu – with symptoms that may include:  slight fever, aversion to cold, slight aversion to wind, sore throat, thirst and cough.  If you feel like you’re catching something and have these symptoms – visit your local licensed acupuncturist and see if Yin Qiao is right for you**!  PS – acupuncture is super effective at the early stages of seasonal illness – if you think you are coming down with something, come on in.  There’s lots we can do to help you get through it faster and with less intense symptoms.  If you’re not sick, come on in and make sure all your systems are go!

 **Please be aware that not all colds and/or flus will present this way and Yin Qiao San may NOT be the best formula for you – it is important that you are assessed by a licensed practitioner**

 

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Full text | Pain management with acupuncture in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

“The use of acupuncture is associated with significant reductions in pain intensity, improvement in functional mobility and quality of life.” -via BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Full text | Pain management with acupuncture in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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“In this systematic review, we found acupuncture administered to adults with osteoarthritis to be associated with a statistically significant reduction in pain intensity, improved functional mobility and improved health-related quality of life. Reductions in pain were greater in trials with longer intervention periods. Though under-reported and inconsistently described, major adverse events with acupuncture were not reported. Subgroup analyses suggest that acupuncture is most effective for reducing osteoarthritic pain when administered for more than four weeks. Outcome assessment for the majority of trials occurred immediately following the intervention period and thus the durability of treatment effects are unknown.” -via BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Full text | Pain management with acupuncture in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

I see and treat all sorts of pain every day in the clinic.  Time and time again people find acupuncture and TCM to be a wonderful way to manage their pain.  Some injuries and some pains completely resolve with minimal treatment (even after sticking around for years), where others don’t ever totally go away, but patients report less pain, more function and a better quality of life when they receive on-going care.  In my experience osteoarthritis falls into this category.  Generally once we bring the pain down to manageable levels, patients do well with semi-regular care – and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see patients who had given up on their favorite activities return to them with minimal discomfort.