Acupuncture, Meditation & the Vagus Nerve

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Whenever I find myself talking to clients at the clinic about the same thing over and over again, I tend to think it might be a good thing to write about! The topic that has been coming up more often lately is how acupuncture and mindfulness meditation practices work hand-in-hand to affect nervous system function… Read more »

Treatment of Pandemic Stress & Anxiety without Pharmaceuticals

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You’ve heard it. You get it. Our modern world is a stressful place to be, even without a global pandemic. I see patients every day dealing with symptoms related to their stress – from pain to digestive symptoms to sleep issues. COVID-19 has significantly ratcheted up the stress levels, creating symptoms they had not experienced… Read more »

What is Integrative Medicine and Why Should I Care?

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The term “Integrative Medicine” is gaining popularity. It’s being used by Medical Doctors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Allergists… the list is growing. As the term becomes more and more mainstream within healthcare practitioner circles, it is ever more important that the general public understands what it means and why it is an important concept. Generally, integrative… Read more »

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

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For all the Millennials reading this with a short attention span, the short answer is: NO… OK, thanks for reading! For the rest of you, here is why acupuncture does not hurt: Acupuncture needles are as thin, or sometimes thinner, than a single human hair. If you compare the size of an acupuncture needle to… Read more »